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Twitter Treats Users to Upgraded Mobile Wep App

Written on May 13, 2011 by R. Depp

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A treat from Twitter for touchscreen users: A huge Twitter mobile app upgrade that’ll get you tweeting more.

has begun releasing a very much improved version of it mobile website for touch screen devices, according to Mashable. The version reportedly “mimics the functionality of its native mobile apps.”

This recently improved Twitter for uses HTML5, along with other modern web technologies said to “recreate the experience one might find on the company’s and iOS apps.” Also similar to Twitter for , the options to check one’s Twitter feed, @mentions and direct messages is located at the top of the screen, together with access to search and profiles.

In a brief test conducted by Mashable with the mobile , they found that “functionality such as pull and release to refresh, tab switching and gesture control are reliable and rich. It’s a very big leap from the previous version of Twitter for mobile, which looked and felt like it was built in 2005.”

Meanwhile, Twitter says that they are still gradually releasing the new to a “small percentage of users” on iPhone, Android and iPod Touch today. But they are promising to make it fully available to all Tweeters soon.

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