[APK] Get the official Tablet-optimized Twitter for Android app

For years, I’ve been a pretty annoyed Twitter user. Usually, I give a startup a pass if they focus more on their iOS app, understanding the need for them to focus their engineering talent on a platform they deemed more important (even though I don’t quite agree with that line of view).

Twitter weren’t worthy of that pass in my eyes for two reasons, one being that they’ve been around for, like, forever, and secondly because they keep putting up fences making it difficult for people building better clients than theirs to exist (like Falcon Pro). I mean, for all their engineering talent and resources, they could on implement a ViewPager in their app this April?

After Paul Stamatiou (a designer at the company) wrote his Android is Better blog-post, I was hoping to see more love from them for their app. Thankfully, they’ve responded, with the new Galaxy Note 10.1 demoed at IFA containing a tablet-optimized version of the app.

The folks at AndroidNext.de were amongst those who spotted it, and have shared the apk with anyone who wants to get their hands on it. Visit their website for the link and the instructions (in German).


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TAGS: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

  • http://about.me/pmen Paul Méndez

    Works and looks great on the Xperia Z Ultra.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Dfigs23

    New “Discover” widget. App looks great.

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    Doesn’t work on GS3. Black screen.

    • Lennatron

      Well it is for tablets.

      • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

        I’m running Paranoid Android, so… yeah…

        • Lennatron

          The app is for tablets. The Galaxy S3 is a phone. What difference does it make if your running a custom rom? The app is for TABLETS!

  • toomuchgame441

    Why’d it take so long? wheres the FB tablet optimized app? Just some of the things that frustrate me with 9+ inch Android tablets.

    • Lou_Sasshole

      I hope FB also implements the holo design.

    • phatmanXXL [16,000+ posts]

      Just use the desktop site on your tablet.

  • AndroidProfit

    Bitter party of 1 your table is available.

  • John Bales

    Works and looks awesome on a Nexus 10!! A little gripe about authentication at first, but working smooth now. Thanks for sharing this. LOOONGGG overdue.

  • PolarBear

    At least it wasn’t Galaxy tablet optimized. That would have became a disaster for the Android ecosystem if that would have happened…

  • Matt Richards

    I’m just getting a blank screen on my nexus 10. Twitter isn’t responding then pops up

    • John Bales

      Mine did the same thing. Go into Application Manager, clear cache and data then it should ask to re-login. Had the exact same issue.

      • Matt Richards


  • PolarBear

    Now it begins… Our dream of lots of lots of lots of Android tablet optimized apps will become true soon.

  • methamp

    Come on, Facebook; your turn.

  • Baspower

    Does anyone know anything about the ‘draw’ function?

  • TestObject

    Twitter got it right with the tablet app, it passed our stress-test! We weren’t expecting much: http://ow.ly/oH5DK

  • Tarun Aggarwal

    good apps for your pc & compatible ur mobile or pc