Twitter App for iPad Puts New Focus on Design

“Twitter for iPad takes advantage of the iPad’s fluid touch interface, letting you move lots of information around smoothly and quickly –- without needing to open and close windows or click buttons,” wrote Leland Rechis, a user interface designer at Twitter, in a company blog post.

People often use Twitter to share links, and one of the annoying things about the 140-character limit for messages is that links that have been shortened, using bit.ly and other services, do not offer any indication of where they will lead. That is something that Flipboard, another iPad app, is addressing by taking the links in a person’s Twitter and Facebook feeds and adding clips and photos from the linked articles.


By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER

Twitter on Apple iPad
Twitter on the iPad

Adding comment from Flipboard at the end.

Twitter has a new app for the iPad — and along with it, a new approach to design and usability.

Twitter has surprised its founders with how useful it has become to a wide variety of people — but the founders are also the first to admit that Twitter’s own Web site has not been the easiest, prettiest or most intuitive to use. “It’s amazing it’s grown so fast given how hard it is to use,” Twitter’s chief executive and co-founder, Evan Williams, said last spring.

The iPad app, introduced late Wednesday night, seems to be a big step toward fixing those problems and a new approach for Twitter, one that is all about ease of use and intuitive features. Leer más “Twitter App for iPad Puts New Focus on Design”