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Twitter Releases New Mobile Interface

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For the first time, Twitter has entered the ring to battle against various twitter clients. We’ve seen a lot of apps available or twitter, too many to even name infact. But this is the first we’ve seen of something similar that is actually created by Twitter themselves.  Twitter has always had a slimmed-down mobile client while the new preview at mobile.twitter.com, will come with almost all the features and graphics of the main site.

Although it doesn’t have as much to offer as the Apps available in the AppStore, it’s a definite improvement from the other mobile version, and the official blog on the subject says that they still have lots of visitors, despite all the other third-party clients out there.

In order to try out the new version, it’s best to use a WebKit browser such as Safari on the iPhone. The new mobile interface will not replace the m.twitter.com experience for the time being, but you can look for that switch to happen in the coming months.

Leland Rechis of the User Experience team writes:
What may be a less known fact is: Lots of people access Twitter on their phones via our good ol’ mobile website, and trusty ‘m’ has been delivering tweets faithfully. However, ‘m’ doesn’t fully feel like Twitter, and could probably do a bit more things for you.

‘M’ should also be fantastically innovative — naturally the best way to do that is use our own APIs. So, the mobile team here built a brand new mobile web client from scratch, using only Twitter APIs, and we’d like to share the results with you.

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Screenshots from [mashable]

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  • Looks like, but I think twitter was a bit late joining the party! Is this a case of better late than never?

  • nickhesson

    I'm surprise it took them this long!

  • ReyT

    If the features are not better or as good as the other apps, it will just be another twitter app.

  • Dusty

    Ya same.

  • Dusty

    Its good to see Twitter at least updating 🙂

  • roadcarver

    Looking at the comments from the other folks, looks like its nothing much to see compared to what I'm using now (Tweetdeck).

    BTW, what happened to yesterday's home page, it looked different. Was I the only one to see it?

  • I was testing out a plugin for WordPress called WP SuperCache, and for some
    reason the “mobile” version of the site loaded on computers too. That should
    be fixed now. Have you noticed any differences aside from that?

  • roadcarver

    Nope, didn't see anything else changed. I quite liked that home page format (less busy, IMHO).

  • ReyT

    If the features are not better or as good as the other apps, it will just be another twitter app.

  • Guest

    Ya same.

  • Guest

    Its good to see Twitter at least updating 🙂

  • roadcarver

    Looking at the comments from the other folks, looks like its nothing much to see compared to what I'm using now (Tweetdeck).

    BTW, what happened to yesterday's home page, it looked different. Was I the only one to see it?

  • I was testing out a plugin for WordPress called WP SuperCache, and for some
    reason the “mobile” version of the site loaded on computers too. That should
    be fixed now. Have you noticed any differences aside from that?

  • roadcarver

    Nope, didn't see anything else changed. I quite liked that home page format (less busy, IMHO).

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