Add an option to exit so that task killer isn't necessary
User should be able to exit the program leaving no background process running.
As Scott said in comments, this is not how Android was intended to work. The app will be automatically closed if the system needs more resources. Google recommends not to include an exit button, but if it becomes a bigger issue, we’ll consider it.
If you don’t want to see the notifications, you can turn them off (you can find this option in the Settings).
Tim V commented
This was the only reason I didn't go with Seesmic after the news that tweetdeck was getting killed off. It was down to Seesmic and Ubersocial, and Ubsocial has an exit button.
OJ Smith commented
Exit button is a must. All twitter apps need an exit button. Having to dig through ur settings to turn off notifcations during different times of the day is crazy and far from practical. Seriously... it a huge issue. I promise
Please Please Please...add exit option and let the handset owners decide what application to run and whether to let it run or not. please add exit option with all android application and pliease make it so that when we exit the application it closes completely.
NO. THIS APP NEEEEEDS THE EXIT BUTTON!!! WHAT WAS THIS COMPANY THINKING WHEN THEY DEVIDED NOT TO INCLUDR ONE??? ALL IT DOES IS FUCKING KILL MY BATTERY OVERNIGHT AND EVEN MORE DURING THE DAY. IT'LL BE THE ONLY REASON WHY I SWITCH BACK TO OLD APP AND IM SURE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!!!!!
Ralesk Ne'vennoyx commented
IMs also tend to have an exit button, and it's not necessarily so that the app quits, but so it doesn't sync and show the person online. With a microblogging client, it's a good idea to sign out and get some peace (and save battery) without having to go to settings and disable syncing and notifications. It's just simpler. Will be especially useful if "Notifications from all accounts" will be implemented.
I also agree that some easy way needs to be available to stop tweets at certain times. As Google recommends not including an exit button (and it isn't really needed) could an easy to access "Pause / Resume" button be considered.
agree with vitorgatti in the prev post. it has become an issue since froyo, so we need an exit button
I'm using Android 2.2.1 here and Seesmic doesn't even show on Task Killers, nor the built-in task manager in FroYo. The only way to exit Seesmic is rebooting the phone. Is it THAT hard to include an Exit button, so Seesmic can stop notifications of new tweets when I don't want? As the user DARKMOON said, this is important.
If I could only kill Seesmic with task killers, but hey, this app is invisible even to Android's task manager.
Seesmic is the only decent Twitter client for Android that I found ATM. This is the only issue I'm having.
I'd like to stay with Seesmic.
Please make an Exit button :-)
sudo make exit button
It's interesting that Android users still believe in using Task Killers. Freeing up memory doesn't help your Android device. It is made in such a way that it works best when 70% of the memory is occupied.
Having an exit button simply to stop the notification service is not a bad idea though. Maybe the button to toggle the notifications can be made more accessible.
This would save the battery
One more comment regarding "Google recommends not to include an exit button."
Interestingly on my phone, when I go into "Google Talk" which I believe was provided by Google, there is a "Sign out" option.
This is good in that it does not consume battery, network resources, wake me when I do not want to be disturbed and so forth.
This exit does not forget the account, it simply signs out and stops connecting to the Google Talk servers.
Can't Seesmic emulate this feature? I would think that Google would approve since they do it that way themselves in Google Talk.
This is a notification issue for me. At night I want to exit the application so I don't get notifications from it while I sleep (yet I do want to get notification from other applications in case there is an emergency). Yes, I know I can drill down into the settings to disable notifications, but this is too many steps.
In Twidroyd, I could see in the notification area of the phone whether it was running or not, and exit or start quickly. There should be some way of checking the phone easily to see if notifications are on or off, and then either turn them on or off without too many steps.
But it is also a battery issue. When my battery is low I would like the option to make Seesmic stop consuming battery and network resources, while more vital applications are allowed to continue. If not with an exit button, perhaps some other mechanism with minimal steps.
True Multitasking can be such a burden, am I right? I kid of course, Android does really quite an impressive job of managing system resources in my experience, and being a guy that used to kill every single running process and now having gone to not caring (cause that takes effort too), I can say I've noticed no difference at all in the "feel" of performance on my phone, nor the battery life (the thing runs 20+ hours without breaking a sweat with things syncing/updating every 30 minutes). I will however say I too would like an express or easy way of disabling tweet notifications or logging out of the application to prevent notifications when they're unwanted or would be redundant.
Edwin Rios Jr commented
Yet at the end of the day people arent willing to wait and being the owner of a G1 I can understand honestly the solution here is to add logout funtionality, have the info saved as the unless the user doesnt want the password saved and make the account inactive. if all profiles are inactive seesmic should fully close. When the user wants to log back in either login with saved info or input you password and login...
Do not use task managers on Android. They kill functionality on apps and your phone is not faster, it's a placebo.
Lee McIntosh commented
So lets put battery/performance issues aside, which to be frank i dont have a problem with and is not the reason i want an exit button anyway. the reason(s) i want an exit button is for when i really DONT want to have tweets coming through to my phone. OMG you gasp.. you dont want tweets?!?! how utterly bizzare! I know *shock horror* i know but to have to jump through hoops just to try and disable notifications, run taskiller and still have them appear and even having to turn off sounds and chance a missed call... i mean FFS just add an exit button. Are you really that afraid that if you implement this requested feature that all your users will no longer use Seesmic? pfft we love seesmic, its the best twitter client around by far but being a bit more versatile would go a long way.
No, please do NOT implement an exit button. Android application should not have an exit button. It's against all things Android. Resource-wise: Android will and should handle this, not an app. The fact that it is 'running' in the background does NOT mean it is constantly using your device's resources. Please read http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/
Rob Nelson commented
Unfortunately there is no way for Android to exit the service providing the background notifications. There are times when I would like to simply completely exit Seesmic. I don't want to exit it "to save memory" (which is all the Android System is going to do when killing off apps)
An exit option is a requirement, IMO, of any app that does not otherwise fully exit.
I'm another one that can't believe this isn't an option. If I open twhirl on my computer, I don't want to be pulling from my phone AND my computer. I don't want to be wasting battery life constantly checking my twitter stream on my phone if I am not planning to be following along.
Just because Android/Google guidelines say "don't include an exit button" doesn't mean you can't do it. People who want Android to manage memory will never use it. People who want to close an app will find a way to close it, but will be more amenable to doing it through the app rather than through another application. Right now, I'm using Advanced Task Killer to close Seesmic because you don't have a menu option. If I find this to be too much of a pain, maybe I'll just switch to Twidroid.
Double M commented
There are a few problems with not having an exit button:
1) I don't want to have to turn notifications on and off as I want them. That is a really annoying "workaround" for your users to have to deal with.
2) Android doesn't always manage memory correctly and sometimes the OS can lag because it hasn't cleaned things up yet.
3) I don't always need Seesmic open and when I do need it closed, it is tricky to kill it which is annoying.
An exit button would solve all three of these problems (at least with respect to Seesmic).