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Fresh Android Apps for July 10: Tweet Lanes, ESPN Radio update, Keymonk Keyboard

by Marty Gabel

In today’s Fresh Apps, we’ve got a shiny new Twitter client with a sleek look and feel that should complement your Ice Cream Sandwich device perfectly. ESPN Radio got a cool new look as well, and it dropped the $4.99 price tag. If you love sports radio, check it out. Finally, a new multi-touch keyboard appeared on Google Play called Keymonk which lets you swipe with two fingers instead of one.

Tweet Lanes (Free)

Here’s a new Twitter client that was designed for Android devices specifically, complementing the look and feel of the operating system perfectly. However, users should note that it’s optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich devices only right now.

Tweet Lanes lacks a few important features like notifications and tablet support, but it’s still fast and very sharp-looking. Clearly, the developers have properly embraced the ICS ‘Holo’ look completely. You can scroll up and down your Twitter timeline using the volume buttons, it supports multiple accounts and you can automatically preview images and video within your feed.

ESPN Radio update (Free)

Talking of Ice Cream Sandwich, here’s another app that just received a fresh new look to match the latest Android design guidelines. What’s more, ESPN Radio has also gone free for everyone, most likely annoying those who shelled out $4.99 for the old, deprecated app.

Still, if you’re a sports radio buff, this app lets you listen live to Internet broadcasts from over 35 ESPN radio stations around the United States. You can create custom playlists to share with friends and receive notifications for breaking news events. If Mike and Mike in the Morning and The Scott Van Pelt Show float your boat, this app is for you.

Keymonk Keyboard (Free)

Boldly proclaiming itself as “the future of smartphone keyboards,” Keymonk Keyboard is certainly worth a look if you’re hunting for a new input method, especially as it’s free. The YouTube video here goes some way to explaining how it all works.

In a nutshell, Keymonk uses ‘multi-sweep’ technology so you can swipe words with two fingers for swifter, more efficient typing. According to the developers, this is still an early version of the app, so there’s plenty of room for improvements and enhancements in the future if you stick with it.

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