Why on earth do they downgrade the layout of apps like Twitter?

TH55

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I just upgraded to iOS 7 and the latest version of Twitter is terrible! On the iOS 5.01 version I was running before, the "quite/retweet, favorite" buttons were large and easy to hit, now they are tiny and it's difficult to hit the right one. Also, the full pictures used to show up in a reduced size, now it's just a small portion of it and you have to enlarge it to see what it is. Drives me nuts. Please someone tell me there is a good reason for these changes?
 

ardchoille50

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I just upgraded to iOS 7 and the latest version of Twitter is terrible! On the iOS 5.01 version I was running before, the "quite/retweet, favorite" buttons were large and easy to hit, now they are tiny and it's difficult to hit the right one. Also, the full pictures used to show up in a reduced size, now it's just a small portion of it and you have to enlarge it to see what it is. Drives me nuts. Please someone tell me there is a good reason for these changes?
It's likely that some code was changed (image rendering, for example) to reduce the size of the code base, which may also reduce the bandwidth requirement (carriers love that).

As for the buttons, sometimes a developer will reduce one UI element in order to add a new element, or to make everything conform to a specific look and feel.
 

TH55

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It's likely that some code was changed (image rendering, for example) to reduce the size of the code base, which may also reduce the bandwidth requirement (carriers love that).

As for the buttons, sometimes a developer will reduce one UI element in order to add a new element, or to make everything conform to a specific look and feel.
Gotcha, thanks
 

carjakester

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Twitter is getting worse and worse with each update. I usually switch off between echofon for twitter and twitter p. might be time to make the switch.
 

Beeplance

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Tweetbot is like the best twitter app for iPhone, especially after the iOS 7 update. I wouldn't even hesitate to pay for it. Official Twitter app is like trash after you get use to Tweetbot.
 

TH55

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Twitter is getting worse and worse with each update. I usually switch off between echofon for twitter and twitter p. might be time to make the switch.
Why do you suppose that is?

Also, have you noticed that in addition to displaying the number of retweets it shows the actual retweets underneath every tweet mixed in with the replies? Why on earth would they do this??

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Tweetbot is the best option for twitter on iOS.
Ok, I might have to check into it. Getting seriously sick of Twitter app.
 

Tyler23

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Why do you suppose that is?

Also, have you noticed that in addition to displaying the number of retweets it shows the actual retweets underneath every tweet mixed in with the replies? Why on earth would they do this??

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Ok, I might have to check into it. Getting seriously sick of Twitter app.
Send feedback to Twitter. Complaining here does nothing.
 

TH55

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Send feedback to Twitter. Complaining here does nothing.
You keep repeating this. It's equally or more unhelpful.

I'm simply trying to find relief/explanations/solutions to problems, not suggesting anyone here "fixes" them.
 

Tyler23

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You keep repeating this. It's equally or more unhelpful.

I'm simply trying to find relief/explanations/solutions to problems, not suggesting anyone here "fixes" them.
The only relief, explanation or solution you'll get is from someone who either made the changes or can fix them, and the only source that can do either of these is Twitter. You say yourself you're trying to find solutions, but then say you're not suggesting anyone here fix them..well..

Many probably share in your opinion, and you'd do right by yourself and others to make the suggestions directly to Twitter.
 

TH55

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The only relief, explanation or solution you'll get is from someone who either made the changes or can fix them, and the only source that can do either of these is Twitter. You say yourself you're trying to find solutions, but then say you're not suggesting anyone here fix them..well..

Many probably share in your opinion, and you'd do right by yourself and others to make the suggestions directly to Twitter.
Give me a break, writing Twitter will do absolutely nothing! I hope you're not serious and are simply trying to get me to shoo.

I have every right to post here in order to find consolation from others who share my opinions and learn from their experience.
 

Tyler23

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Give me a break, writing Twitter will do absolutely nothing! I hope you're not serious and are simply trying to get me to shoo.

I have every right to post here in order to find consolation from others who share my opinions and learn from their experience.
Actually, yes, I am suggesting you write to Twitter. Companies do listen to feedback. Now, if you're the only one suggesting it, it likely won't change anything. But, if enough people do, companies listen.

You do have every right to post here, but posting and complaining here will not get Twitter to change anything, that's for sure.
 

TH55

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Actually, yes, I am suggesting you write to Twitter. Companies do listen to feedback. Now, if you're the only one suggesting it, it likely won't change anything. But, if enough people do, companies listen.

You do have every right to post here, but posting and complaining here will not get Twitter to change anything, that's for sure.
I will never expect any sort of majority to not only be observant enough to notice these things but to make the effort to vocalize it, let alone write the company!

People are complacent, lazy and generally oblivious. They will take what is given to them with a smile so long as it functions on a very basic level.

But this is 2014. We have made incredible strides in technological advancement, there is absolutely no reason why this same level of achievement shouldn't exist in regards to functionality and user experience, especially when we're paying $500 for a phone.
 

C DM

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You keep repeating this. It's equally or more unhelpful.



I'm simply trying to find relief/explanations/solutions to problems, not suggesting anyone here "fixes" them.

Repeating the same things over and over here does even less than nothing. It's one thing to discuss something, it's anther thing to keep on replying to your own threads when everything in them has already been discussed dozens of times right in those threads. Why ask the same things over and over when people already commented and discussed them multiple times? This is essentially just bumping up threads for no reason asking the same questions over and over that have already been discussed.
 

TH55

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Repeating the same things over and over here does even less than nothing. It's one thing to discuss something, it's anther thing to keep on replying to your own threads when everything in them has already been discussed dozens of times right in those threads. Why ask the same things over and over when people already commented and discussed them multiple times? This is essentially just bumping up threads for no reason asking the same questions over and over that have already been discussed.
No, it's not actually. I've responded with new points.
 

carjakester

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Why do you suppose that is?

Also, have you noticed that in addition to displaying the number of retweets it shows the actual retweets underneath every tweet mixed in with the replies? Why on earth would they do this??

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Ok, I might have to check into it. Getting seriously sick of Twitter app.
I really hate the little retweet/favorite and reply icon underneath because i randomly hit them and i could care less how many people did of each. I actually have just stuck with twitter for awhile now, i dont think i even know my twitter password.
 

TH55

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Adding the issue about re-tweets is hardly groundbreaking. It's been months, I'm sure other people have seen it..either they don't care, or they're fine with it, it seems.
Thanks for your input.
 

TH55

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I really hate the little retweet/favorite and reply icon underneath because i randomly hit them and i could care less how many people did of each. I actually have just stuck with twitter for awhile now, i dont think i even know my twitter password.
Yeah exactly. Have you also noticed how when you search it doesn't search all tweets by default and you have to select it manually?? So stupid.
 

CutterSlade

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But, if enough people do, companies listen.
Not really. Maybe if %90 of the users complain about the same thing, they do. Otherwise they change things as specified by the retards they employ as designers or product managers. Most of the time just for the sake of changing, and maybe to keep their employees busy until something important comes up. There's no other explanation why some apps having their entire layout changed every 2-3 updates.
 

TH55

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Not really. Maybe if %90 of the users complain about the same thing, they do. Otherwise they change things as specified by the retards they employ as designers or product managers. Most of the time just for the sake of changing, and maybe to keep their employees busy until something important comes up. There's no other explanation why some apps having their entire layout changed every 2-3 updates.
Exactly, and it's almost always a downgrade.
 

grockk

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They can't tell what you are interested in unless they make you click the pictures. They are trying to sell you for advertising. if you happen to like to use it with your friends is incidental. Imagine they are trying to get you to see the most amount of advertising and the most likely stuff you'd want to buy, then all these changes make sense.