New Twitter for iPad

They threw away Loren Brichter’s groundbreaking UI and replaced it with a timeline where you can’t tap anything — URLs, usernames, hash tags, images. Instead, you have to tap to “open” the tweet first. I can’t remember the last time I saw a Twitter client in which you couldn’t tap URLs from the timeline.

Update: Was this designed to make it easy to have a “consistent” tablet experience with Twitter for Android?

Josh Topolsky:

I mean let me be perfectly clear: the previous Twitter for iPad was one of the apps you used to show off the iPad. It was awesome.

Dustin Curtis:

The new Twitter for iPad is a design disaster. It perfectly showcases the wrong way to pursue cross-platform consistency.

Om Malik:

Question to all @twitter employees: how many of you will secretly use @Tweetbot iPad app instead of this pig of an update on Twitter iPad?

Tuesday, 18 September 2012