Twitter is completely hauling out it’s old web app design so that when you now head over to Twitter on an iPhone or iPod touch, it is very close in design to the actual app in the Apple app store. This isn’t very surprising considering that Twitter is closely following in the steps that Facebook took in redesigning their mobile site.
At first, Facebook rolled out an update for their iPhone app, then they completely redesigned the mobile site to resemble the app. This seems to be what Twitter is planning to do. There is a downside though, not all Twitter users are able to see the mobile site yet. Twitter is slowly rolling it out to users across the world, allowing only a select group to see and interact with the new redesign.
We want you to be able to access Twitter no matter where you are; regardless of what device you use; or, whether you prefer to access Twitter through a mobile application or the browser. Today, we’re starting to roll out a new version of twitter.com for mobile devices. This web app allows us to provide a high-quality and consistent Twitter experience on high-end touchscreen devices – whether or not an official Twitter application is available. It was built from the ground up for smartphones and tablets, which have more advanced browsers that support the latest web technologies, including HTML5.
Those who have used the new design say it runs much more fluidly and looks much better than the previous design. We’ll just have to wait and see when all users get the new redesign.[via TiPb]