We’re always pretty keen to staying with as many stock services on our iPhones as possible. A tightly integrated experience is a good experience. But there’s always room for improvement, not to mention more power user centric applications that make using certain services more enjoyable.
One such service that we think many of you would agree has been pushed forward thanks to third party apps/developers is Twitter. The irony here is that Twitter’s own official apps are now some of the least updated and feature deficient Twitter apps on any given platform.
All that said, we’ve known that an update to the official Twitter for iPhone client was sooner rather than later (they have yet to even implement their new oh do important redesigned Twitter bird as part of their big focus on unified branding).
Last night, 9to5 Mac discovered a complete change log for Twitter for iPhone 4.3 thanks to a bug in the App Store app within iOS 6. The new features coming in this rather large update include “improved interactivity, enhanced notifications, searching, performance, and more”. More specifically:
- Tweet view improvements: content previews, videos, images and more will now be shown within tweets containing links to “partner websites.”
- Connect Tab: autocomplete improvements will be now be present
- Push Notifications: In Twitter for iPhone 4.3 you will be able to receive push notifications when certain people tweet
- In-app Notifications: When using Twitter for iPhone, unobtrusive notifications will alert you within the app when new mentions/DMs/and more are sent to your account (like Tweetbot)
- Improved app performance
- Personalized trends
- Discover Tab: Alerts for new content
- Hungarian localization
According to the leaked screenshots of the official Twitter for iPhone 4.3 change log, in addition to the handful of specific updates above, “tweaks, big fixes and other new features” will also be included.
Oh, yeah. The new bird logo is also present.
Overall it looks like Twitter for iPhone 4.3 is going to be a worthwhile update that will make current users even more happy, and potentially even win over a few new users to boot. No release date has been revealed. But at this rate, we can’t imagine having to wait too much longer. Anyone excited for the new Twitter for iPhone update, and is there anything included that might just sway you from your current Twitter iOS app of choice? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Via: 9to5 Mac