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MacRumors
Sep 16, 2013, 12:38 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/08/twittericon.jpgTwitter is planning a massive overhaul of its mobile apps, reports AllThingsD (http://allthingsd.com/20130916/twitters-third-act-a-new-design-to-court-the-mainstream/). While the redesigned iOS app won't be launched until sometime after iOS 7 is available, it will include a focus on streams, doing away with the standard menu bar on the bottom of the screen.

Content, including what is found in today's Home, Connect, Discover, and Me sections, will be organized into streams, which can be navigated by swiping. The Discover section of the app will be eliminated and embedded media will be available in all streams.There will be a main, reverse-chronological stream like users are currently familiar with, as well as a stream for interactions between other users and conversations they're having. Notably new, there will also be a stream dedicated entirely to photos shared on Twitter.

Essentially, moving through all the streams will be more of a visual experience, sources said, with a heavier emphasis on multimedia. There won't be the need, for instance, to click inside a tweet to see a photo or a video -- it'll just appear in the stream. (For reference, see how Twitter's current "Discover" tab treats some media content.)

The overall theme: Look pretty, feel richer, and become far more visually immersive than the text-heavy Twitter we're all familiar with.The company is also reportedly experimenting with a stream that will display only television-related tweets and conversations, designed to bump up user retention by helping first time Twitter users discover interesting content. In August, Twitter redesigned conversations (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/28/twitter-updates-ios-app-with-conversation-redesign/) within its app, adding lines and reordering conversations to make it easier to follow discussions.

Twitter is expected to launch an update for iOS 7 following its release on Wednesday, but the redesigned app will not be released until later this year.

Twitter (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/tweetie-2) for iOS is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8)]

Article Link: Twitter to Launch Redesigned iOS App With Emphasis on Media Content (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/16/twitter-to-launch-redesigned-ios-app-with-emphasis-on-media-content/)



Risco
Sep 16, 2013, 12:45 PM
I get Facebook, I don't get Twitter. Let's see if this revamp changes my mind. They are also doing this with the stock floatation in mind.

Eminemdrdre00
Sep 16, 2013, 12:45 PM
It'll probably look a lot like the Android beta version they launched last week:

http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-2.png

http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-3.png

http://www.androidcentral.com/twitter-releases-beta-update-drastically-new-interface

PsychoLogicXen
Sep 16, 2013, 12:56 PM
The most important new feature most users are hoping for however, is that Twitter finally removes the glossy reflection from the app's icon.

Risco
Sep 16, 2013, 01:04 PM
It'll probably look a lot like the Android beta version they launched last week:

Image (http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-2.png)

Image (http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-3.png)

http://www.androidcentral.com/twitter-releases-beta-update-drastically-new-interface

Ok, so they copied Facebook....

naeS1Sean
Sep 16, 2013, 01:15 PM
It'll probably look a lot like the Android beta version they launched last week:

Image (http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-2.png)

Image (http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-3.png)

http://www.androidcentral.com/twitter-releases-beta-update-drastically-new-interface

Very Nice...I love iOS 7. :apple:

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Ok, so they copied Facebook....

I think they copied iOS 7...

WhackyNinja
Sep 16, 2013, 01:21 PM
Hope they give us a flatter UI and icon

tai.michael
Sep 16, 2013, 01:28 PM
Wow, I am actually surprised these giant corporations are actually copying Jony Ive's design aesthetics. Get it straight through your heads, everyone. Jony Ive is not a UI designer. He doesn't understand the differences between print and digital, and how to use color properly for each medium. If you think a solid color is a vast "improvement" over a subtle gradient, bevel and drop shadow, you got to be out of your mind.

Can't these companies use their own brains and realize that ****ing frosted glass is just plain ugly, let alone terrible for user experience?

Xenomorph
Sep 16, 2013, 01:35 PM
The official Twitter client is just useless.

You have to use Lists on Twitter to keep organized. On a web browser, you can go straight to the list. On Tweetbot you can go straight to a list. On the official client? Forget about it!

Official Twitter client (Android and iOS):
1) Load app.
2) Wait for it to finish loading a thousand tweets.
3) Scroll to / Tap on "Me"
4) Scroll to bottom of page
5) Tap "Lists"
6) Tap on favorite list I want to view.

Tweetbot:
1) Load app.

Web browser:
1) Load list.

It is a huge pain to mess with the official client. Why would they bury functionality like that?

dampfnudel
Sep 16, 2013, 01:54 PM
So Twitter will look more like a combination of FB and iOS 7. If you can't innovate anymore, copy. FB might as well buy Twitter. Then Apple can buy FB and rename the new services, iFacebook, iTwitter and iInstagram.

bushido
Sep 16, 2013, 02:16 PM
So Twitter will look more like a combination of FB and iOS 7. If you can't innovate anymore, copy. FB might as well buy Twitter. Then Apple can buy FB and rename the new services, iFacebook, iTwitter and iInstagram.

well isnt that the point? to have all apps look similar to have nice "flow" throughout the whole os. i expect more apps to follow the same design

Adam Betts
Sep 16, 2013, 02:17 PM
Wow, I am actually surprised these giant corporations are actually copying Jony Ive's design aesthetics. Get it straight through your heads, everyone. Jony Ive is not a UI designer. He doesn't understand the differences between print and digital, and how to use color properly for each medium. If you think a solid color is a vast "improvement" over a subtle gradient, bevel and drop shadow, you got to be out of your mind.

Can't these companies use their own brains and realize that ****ing frosted glass is just plain ugly, let alone terrible for user experience?

Calm down and remind yourself that you don't speak for us.

nutmac
Sep 16, 2013, 03:04 PM
Still no support for TweetMarker-like feature?

I will stick with Twitterrific for iOS (or switch back to Tweetbot if their new UI looks fine on iOS 7).

Carl Sagan
Sep 16, 2013, 03:09 PM
It'll probably look a lot like the Android beta version they launched last week:

Image (http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-2.png)

Image (http://cdn.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/imagecache/w450h400/postimages/444537/twitter-v5-beta-3.png)

http://www.androidcentral.com/twitter-releases-beta-update-drastically-new-interface

So nothing new just a clone of the Facebook
iOS app?

verpeiler
Sep 16, 2013, 03:38 PM
Very Nice...I love iOS 7. :apple:

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I think they copied iOS 7...

Well, in fact that's android holo-design... Not iOS 7. So I guess you love android ;-)

jonnysods
Sep 16, 2013, 03:49 PM
Twitter is in dire need of some upgrades. Especially on Android.

dampfnudel
Sep 16, 2013, 04:03 PM
well isnt that the point? to have all apps look similar to have nice "flow" throughout the whole os. i expect more apps to follow the same design

Yes, but it can get to the point where you basically have apps which are duplicates of each other not only in function, but also in appearance. At that point, some of us begin to wait for someone to "disrupt" this nice flow with something more innovative and exciting.

spillproof
Sep 16, 2013, 04:15 PM
Can they play nice again with Instagram (and subsequently Facebook) so I can see Instagram photos inline on my feed? Please!

dampfnudel
Sep 16, 2013, 04:28 PM
Can they play nice again with Instagram (and subsequently Facebook) so I can see Instagram photos inline on my feed? Please!

You may have to wait until FB buys Twitter.

bushido
Sep 16, 2013, 04:39 PM
Can they play nice again with Instagram (and subsequently Facebook) so I can see Instagram photos inline on my feed? Please!

get echofon instead ;) still shows previews

Perfect Score
Sep 16, 2013, 05:21 PM
Still no support for TweetMarker-like feature?

I will stick with Twitterrific for iOS (or switch back to Tweetbot if their new UI looks fine on iOS 7).

I don't have Twitterriffic - how does TweetMarker work?[COLOR="#808080"]

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You may have to wait until FB buys Twitter.

Haha I think Twitter's IPO will be worth more than FB. (No source, just a hunch)

naeS1Sean
Sep 16, 2013, 05:33 PM
Well, in fact that's android holo-design... Not iOS 7. So I guess you love android ;-)

Well…I guess you're right my friend! Lol :cool:

nutmac
Sep 16, 2013, 05:35 PM
I don't have Twitterriffic - how does TweetMarker work?[COLOR="#808080"]

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Haha I think Twitter's IPO will be worth more than FB. (No source, just a hunch)

I personally use Twitterrific's iCloud sync (and Tweetbot's iCloud sync before that), but TweetMarker lets you save the position of your timeline. It's sad that Twitter does not yet support this feature natively.

As for IPO price, while I am no fan of Facebook, it's revenue and profit are far higher than that of Twitter. 2012, Facebook reported $5.1 billion and $53 million, respectively, vs. $350 million for Twitter (operating loss, so no profit). Twitter is expected to grow much higher in 2013, but at the expense of becoming more Facebook like.

Tilpots
Sep 16, 2013, 10:51 PM
Too text heavy? Uh, it's based on a specific number of characters, so yeah. One picture is worth, what, 7+ tweets? I don't want to have every pic in my face. Much rather click the link if that's what I choose to do. Next they'll force me to read every linked article? Twitter's about info, not aesthetics.

Ajones330
Sep 17, 2013, 12:33 AM
Excited about this...

yanki01
Sep 18, 2013, 09:34 PM
is it me or does the text in twitter look not as sharp?