Yesterday when we reported that Twitter for iPhone was available, it was mostly showing up as an update for Tweetie 2 users. Today the app is available for download worldwide.
Twitter for iPhone Version 3.0 can be considered as a major update as it has not just changed the name of the app (previously Tweetie 2) but brings many new features and the best part is that it’s Free!
When you launch the new app ‘Twitter’ you will notice that in-order to use it you don’t really need an account. Without signing in the app allows you to Search, Browse users, view trends and top tweets. This is a great feature which will help people who aren’t familiar with Twitter to learn about the popular microblogging service. Additionally, the app allows you to sign-up for a Twitter account within the application and supports Suggested user list too.
The loading time and performance of the app is very impressive,we tested the app with our account which has more than 5,000 followers and the app loaded within 3 seconds (fastest twitter app for iPhone!).
The ability to search your timeline, mentions and DM is also a great addition and will prove to be very useful if you are tracking an event or want to filter your tweets. You still can’t delete multiple DM’s at the same time and we hope that Twitter considers this as a future update.
- Search has been reorganized, now you can search all tweets and find users in the same spot, view Top Tweets and Browse Suggested users.
- More tab has been re-organized to accomplish all this. Users with one account can add a second account under the Accounts and Settings button here.
- Actions we’ve found people use most, like Retweet have been moved to the main actions bar.
Overall we could notice minor user interface tweaks which gave the app the ‘original’ Twitter look.
Have you downloaded the new Twitter app? Let us know what you like and dislike about the app in the comments.
Price: Free (iTunes Store)
Updated: May 18, 2010
Current Version: 3.0
Size: 2.4 MB
Languages: English, Japanese
Seller: Twitter, Inc.
© 2010 Twitter, Inc.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.