Twitter has begun rolling out a vastly improved version of its mobile website for touchscreen devices, one that mimics the functionality of its native mobile apps.
The new version of Twitter for iPhone utilizes HTML5 and other modern web technologies to recreate the experience one might find on the company's Android and iOS apps. Like Twitter for Android, the options to check one's Twitter feed, @mentions and direct messages is available at the top of the screen, along with access to search and profiles.
In our brief tests with the mobile web app, we found that functionality such as pull and release to refresh, tab switching and gesture control are reliable and rich. Itâ€™s a very big leap from the previous version of Twitter for mobile, which looked and felt like it was built in 2005.
Twitter says that it is rolling out the new mobile app to a "small percentage of users" on iPhone, Android and iPod Touch today, but it will roll out to the rest of the Twitterverse in the coming weeks. Weâ€™re currently playing with the mobile app now and will update you if we learn more.
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Author: / Posted: 12-05-2011