Twitter for Android released

Twitter on Friday announced the availability of their official client for the Android platform.

Available on the Android Market today, the new app was developed in cooperation with Google’s Android team and sports the strong integration features that Android users have come to expect. Twitter users can now share anything right from their favorite Android app using the share button.

Users can easily jump to their twitter timeline with the home screen widget, see the location of a tweet directly on a map, and see the latest tweets from one’s contacts right from their phonebook. The app’s code will be open sourced by Google so that other third party Twitter clients can take advantage of these new integration features. 

Twitter for Android requires Android 2.1 and above. Scan the barcode below to install.

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I don't want to bash this release, but everyone, from facebook to twitter seem to be releasing Apps for different platforms instead of providing nice and working mobile versions of their websites?

They have them, but why is there a need to use Apps for web services? Seems kinda pointless since you can access them via their websites mobile version...

ajua said,
I don't want to bash this release, but everyone, from facebook to twitter seem to be releasing Apps for different platforms instead of providing nice and working mobile versions of their websites?

They have them, but why is there a need to use Apps for web services? Seems kinda pointless since you can access them via their websites mobile version...

"Why use AIM when you can use AIM Express?"

i have had a apple ipod ( i know the api's would be the same) and no dev can integrate there app into the OS unlike other phones (Android,W7P,Symbian etc) so because of these lack of keeping things all behind that icon to lunch the app ill be buy a android as i know its Google so its good (not saying the iOS is bad but just not the best for me)

This is one of the best apps for Android. Really polished UI with all the functions you would ever need from a twitter app...and the icing on the cake is how well it integrates in the platform.

I just put this onto my Motorola Milestone running 2.1, and this, BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS, the BEST Twitter app I have EVER seen, on ANY mobile platform! I am super impressed! I may actually start tweeting on a regular basis now

It is a very good app bye bye Hoot Suit, And I guess I no longer need to wait around for the TweetDeck app This one is perfect

Even if you do have an Android phone it doesn't mean you'll be able to get it. Like most people who are stuck with phones like the Hero (me) are stuck with Android 1.5.

intrinity1 said,
Even if you do have an Android phone it doesn't mean you'll be able to get it. Like most people who are stuck with phones like the Hero (me) are stuck with Android 1.5.
You're not stuck with 1.5. I've been running 2.1 for 2 months now without a hitch. I even have live wallpapers on my HTC Hero. Screw sprint and HTC. Screw the suits.. Don't wait on them. Control the situation.

http://geekfor.me/ -- for the best rom in my opinion
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=519 - to see that you won't be alone and will open a whole new world. This is where the REAL work is done. Not at Sprint or HTC.

P.S. Twitter app blows, the widget is the same as the facebook widget. The default HTC Twitter app with widget is light years better.

Ugh. Your decision included the reasoning of an official Twitter app? Sigh. iPhone OS is going to get it soon too... And Windows Phone 7 will also have the Twitter's API built directly in just like Facebook's API is... Not a good way to decide. Just an app...

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Electric Jolt said,
Ugh. Your decision included the reasoning of an official Twitter app? Sigh. iPhone OS is going to get it soon too... And Windows Phone 7 will also have the Twitter's API built directly in just like Facebook's API is... Not a good way to decide. Just an app...

That is not what he was saying at all...

Duality said,
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That is not what he was saying at all...

Then what was he saying? He said now he just needs an Android phone with a sad face. Sounds to me he wants the app and wants Android because of it and many other reasons also. But that shouldn't be a deciding factor since it has no potential over the other platforms...

Electric Jolt said,
Sounds to me he wants the app and wants Android because of it and many other reasons also. But that shouldn't be a deciding factor since it has no potential over the other platforms...

Lol.

Electric Jolt said,

Then what was he saying? He said now he just needs an Android phone with a sad face. Sounds to me he wants the app and wants Android because of it and many other reasons also. But that shouldn't be a deciding factor since it has no potential over the other platforms...

lol, wow. He is simply saying he needs an Android Phone so he can use this. He probably has always wanted one, just doesn't have one yet and is stating that's the only thing he is missing to complete his list of things he wants.

Electric Jolt said,
Ugh. Your decision included the reasoning of an official Twitter app? Sigh. iPhone OS is going to get it soon too... And Windows Phone 7 will also have the Twitter's API built directly in just like Facebook's API is... Not a good way to decide. Just an app...

I guess, but the application is VERY good, the iPhone equivalent will never come close to matching it.

Electric Jolt said,

Then what was he saying? He said now he just needs an Android phone with a sad face. Sounds to me he wants the app and wants Android because of it and many other reasons also. But that shouldn't be a deciding factor since it has no potential over the other platforms...


Haha, someone is taking mobile phone competition a little too seriously. Get out, taste the fresh air, and watch the scenery for a moment.

Edited by Northgrove, May 1 2010, 1:33pm :

Owen Williams said,

I guess, but the application is VERY good, the iPhone equivalent will never come close to matching it.
Erm, Tweetie is widely considered to be one of the best Twitter clients around. The Contacts integration is kinda neat (and something that can't be done on the iPhone yet), but other than that, it looks like Tweetie runs circles around this. Why do you think Twitter bought Tweetie?

Edited by Elliott, May 1 2010, 6:01pm :

Owen Williams said,

I guess, but the application is VERY good, the iPhone equivalent will never come close to matching it.

Really? LOL! We are all talking about twitter still, right? If my TI89 calculator got the Internet I could probably write a Twitter app that is just as good /sarcasm. Christ.

Edited by Shadrack, May 1 2010, 6:02pm :

Owen Williams said,

I guess, but the application is VERY good, the iPhone equivalent will never come close to matching it.


Where does it state that? I thought I heard Tweetie was purchased by Twitter, it's going to be rereleased soon as the official Twitter app for the iPhone and the current price ($2.99) will be removed and it will be free and improved.

I highly doubt they would give iPhone users the short end of the stick.


As far as Windows Phone 7 goes, I'm sure they are making a great app right now. While the phone can integrate with Twitter into the hubs, I'm pretty sure Twitter can optionally add an app to work with that.


So you're way off... It was never considered the best Twitter app of all platforms...

Edited by Electric Jolt, May 1 2010, 7:31pm :