By John Gruber
Retool — build native iOS apps with just JS and SQL.
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?
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.
The new Twitter for iPad is a design disaster. It perfectly showcases the wrong way to pursue cross-platform consistency.
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