Neowin hands on: Seesmic for Windows

Neowin met with Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur today at Microsoft's Professional Developers conference.

Loic gave us a great walk through of the recently announced Seesmic for Windows WPF application that is launching later today. Seesmic is a social networking application primarily used to access Twitter and Facebook. The application took just four months to develop in comparison to six months for the Adobe Air application. Seesmic is also planning a Silverlight version for next year which will be cross platform. Microsoft is due to detail Silverlight 4 enhancements and it's clear that Seesmic and Microsoft have been working closely on these recent announcements and will continue to do so in future.

According to Loic "Microsoft has provided great support to help us get started on the Microsoft platform. I would just like to thank the team who has been working with us to make it possible for us to deliver a product in such a short period of time."

We took a hands on look at the application before its availability. The build will be available today and will be updated regularly over the coming weeks. Currently it is one of the first to support Twitter lists and Facebook support is coming "in a few weeks" according to Loic. There will also be an add-ons section for Seesmic allowing third party developers to extend the capabilites of Seesmic for Windows. Seesmic for Windows is also one of the first mainstream Windows Presentation Foundation applications for Windows.

If you are interested in downloading Seesmic for Windows then please register your interest at Seesmic where the application preview will be available later today.

Neowin reporter Andrew Lyle contributed to this report

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