Redesigned Twitter Starts With New iPhone App

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    Twitter has announced a complete redesign of its website and apps, starting with new mobile apps for iOS and Android.
    The Twitter 4.0 app has four main navigation tabs:

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    Twitter 4.0 is available for iPhone, free on the App Store [Direct Link]. An updated iPad app will be coming down the road.

    Article Link: Redesigned Twitter Starts With New iPhone App
     
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    Joe-Diver

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    I wondered why I was suddenly getting twitter follow requests, when I don't even use it.
     
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    No way to change the font size that I can find. Boooooo :(
     
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    They're probably just spam accounts anyways.
     
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    I know I've been hiding under a rock but did Twitter kill off Tweetdeck for mobile? Their website doesn't even mention iphone versions.
     
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    Tweetdeck is still around - I use it on my iPad.

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    Didnt twitter just get a major redesign like 8 months ago?
     
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    Got new app, but website hasn't changed.
    Guess it takes a while - looks great the new design though from the pictures.
     
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    I couldn't find it either. I can't blame Loren Brichter for quitting Twitter. This redesign isn't the worst thing I've seen, but they ripped the guts of what made Tweetie so great right out of this app. Removing the swipe gesture was not a smart move. Adding extra taps to get to things is never a good design move.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    A lot of people are complaining, but I like the new interface better.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Same hete
     
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    I really love this redesign...they made it a lot easier to view everything that is going on.
     
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    TweetDeck is still available in the App store, granted the new version sucks IMO, I miss the old Design and UI :(
     
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    This is really cool—like microblogging itself!

    I can’t wait to figure out why on earth I need Twitter, sign up for an account, download this app, and check out the new direction! :)
     
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    i like it aside from the huge blue bar at the top, waste of space, should have put the new tweet in the bottom bar and left more space for the tweets. i know it was at the top before but was it as big? or does it just stick out cause its bright blue?
     
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    I liked that it syncs accounts with your contact lists but otherwise, it was slow and not attractive. Tweetie it ain't anymore. Sticking with Tweetbot.
     
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    I think the new layout is much easier to use than the previous. It's very easy to see replies to a tweet from the single tweet view. Also I like the new connect tab, makes it simple to see all interactions and not just mentions.
     
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    Very poor use of limited iPhone screen space. Not impressed.

    Needs font size option amongst other space saving/efficiency preferences.
     
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    Am I the only wondering why they haven't updated the Twitter for Mac app, as well as? :confused:

    As for the app, I need more time to make my mind up, but I think looks good so far. Why they removed the swiping gestures, I don't know.
     
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    This is actually quite a big step up from the already stellar previous app.
     
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    Dont like it and there is no way to tell if ppl are follwing you back or not
     
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    Based on what people here are saying and the screenshots, it looks like I have another app I won't be updating on my iPod.
     
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    To get back to the front of your timeline, just tap the home tab (even if you're already on the home tab)
     
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    No way to change the font size is a FAIL. It looks cool but so much of the screen is wasted since it's unused. Who cares about borders and outlines? Just give me the most content that can fit on the already small handheld sized screen!
     
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    Generally good overall, with the exception of:

    * Finding myself able to only access one of my accounts, until I figured out how to "switch" accounts.
    * "Discover" sucks. As with the right-hand sidebar sections of the main Twitter website, any part of any application which tries to A.I. match me (ie: random shuffle) with other people is annoying. And having a 1/4 of the toolbar dedicated to something I'll never use and don't want and can't turn off makes it all the more annoying. I follow who I want to follow; mostly as a substitute for RSS.

    Otherwise, overall not a bad redesign.
     
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    I had 3-4 spammers start following me today. I quickly blocked them before they could fire off something that tagged me. So frigging annoying.

    As for the app redesign, I suppose its OK for someone with a single Twitter account, but I manage my own plus one other for work purposes. Its a little trickier now to switch between accounts. The one thing I was really hoping they'd add to the old version was a "flag" on which account had pending notifications. Looks like that ain't happening for sure now. :mad:
     

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