Twitter Taking Applications for Prototype 'Twttr' App for Testing New Features

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    Twitter today launched its Twitter Prototype Program and is accepting applications from people who want to beta test new Twitter features on iOS devices. Twitter's tests will be done through a new app called Twttr rather than in the existing Twitter app.

    The first feature Twitter plans to test is a new design for conversations, which will make it easier to follow replies to an initial tweet.

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    Twitter asks beta testing applicants for their user name, which device they most often use Twitter on, primary language, and country of residence.

    After filling out the form, the company says users who have applied will receive an update on application status within a few weeks.

    Article Link: Twitter Taking Applications for Prototype 'Twttr' App for Testing New Features
     
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    I'll beta test their MacOS app... oh, wait, never mind.
     
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    Wasn’t twttr their original name?

    There’s nothing wrong with their layout now. Let’s hope they listen to everyone using this.
     
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    Too much attention on using enterprise certificates now?
    macOS 10.15 is when iOS apps will start appearing on Mac. They're probably waiting for that.
     
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    I don’t even use the official app anymore. You can’t do something as simple as searching your timeline for keywords, like you can on Tweetbot.
     
  7. jeffkempster macrumors member

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    I wonder if this is ok with Apple? According to the AppStore’s rules you can’t use the store to distribute beta versions. I feel like prototype and beta are the same here. Here’s the rule I am talking about.

    “2.2 Beta Testing
    Demos, betas, and trial versions of your app don’t belong on the App Store – use TestFlight instead. “
     
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    You can do that easily with Twitter's search function because it supports the same advanced search functions as the desktop site. You search your own timeline with the keyword(s) followed by "from:[username]".
     
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    Is there a reason you're not satisfied with twitter.com? What would be different about a native MacOS app in your opinion? Just curious
     
  10. Nadir98 macrumors newbie

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    Pretty sure they'll use TestFlight. A lot of companies use this approach.
     
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    Yeah, but Tweetbot (at no fault of TapBots) doesn't have all of the features of the official client. I've also never searched a keyword, so that flew entirely under the radar for me.

    But what if you want to search your feed, ie just the people you follow and anything they may have tweeted/retweeted?
     
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    But 3rd party clients no longer has support for streamlining and Group DM
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    Most probably yeah they will use Testflight
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    This looks like a Reddit app to be honest lol
     
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    Ys t s.
     
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    A native app doesn't drop a cookie into Safari that then tracks me with every site I visit containing a twitter button. A native app doesn't log me out when I dump cache in my browser. A native app stays open and running when I shut my browser down. A native app can have UI elements specific to the app rather than relying on what can be accomplished in HTML. A native app can be assigned to all desktops without having all Safari windows appear on all desktops. A native app (in theory) can be better optimized for the task than a web page. A native app can have its window resized without affecting the window size of the next Safari window I spawn. Just a few off the top of my head.
     
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    Maybe with Apple integrating iOS/macOS,
    maybe you will get a macOS app

    (even though the website is the same, so you don't even need one, but whatever...)
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    OMFG IKR?!
    lol i m rofl
    14AA41, I guess?

    &@least these acronyms will stay popular 4EAE!!!
     

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