Twitter Redesign Mobile Apps
Last week Twitter announced a series of changes including a redesign of its iPad app, upgrades for its iOS and Android apps and a new profile page design which features Facebook like cover photos.
The Android and iPhone app haven’t changed much, the upgrade essentially introduces support for the header images and the ability to view photo galleries.
However, the iPad app has completely changed; the multi-touch gestures and sliding sheets have gone and in their place is a new unified mobile look.
When the iPad is in portrait orientation the app looks very similar to the iPhone equivalent.
When rotated to landscape mode the time line is centred and the four Twitter buttons are displayed on the left.
When the user taps a tweet it is enlarged and displayed in the Tweet Card format that the website uses.
While these changes are designed at bringing unification across all devices computer users still have one advantage, background images. Background images are not displayed on any of Twitter’s apps, however, the option to upload a background photo or choose one of Twitter’s wallpaper designs is still present.
The new apps are available in the App Store and Google Play.