Twitter To Begin Focusing On Improving It’s Mobile Experience


When Twitter first started out they had a huge focus on mobile. One of the reasons we have the current 140 character limit on tweets was so you could easily send an update to all your friends using nothing but SMS. Not too long ago we saw the roll out of the new improved web version of Twitter and the official Twitter app for Android kind of got left in the dust. But don’t fret, Tweeps. It seems that Michael Abbott, Twitter’s Vice President of Engineering, wants to bring the company back to it’s roots and focus on mobile once again.

While speaking at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit in Sausalito, Calif, he mentions that over 40 percent of tweets originate from a mobile device and with the explosion of the smartphone market, new people are discovering Twitter through Apple’s Appstore and the Android Market.

And don’t worry about your favorite 3rd party Twitter apps. Abbott says the company plans to go public soon with “a clearer roadmap of how to build into twitter versus off of twitter.”

[Via VentureBeat]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Twitter’s app is pretty killer right now, it’s facebook thats in the dire need to improve..

    1. Twitter’s mobile app is alright. I prefer tweetdeck and plume over official twitter

  2. I’m a fan of the official twitter for android app. I don’t really see much room for improvement. but I’d like to be impressed further.

  3. He looks like an animatronic a la Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln in this photo.

    1. HAHA! Totally! I picked this photo cuz I thought it was the funniest XD

  4. Erm, sounds great but sorry to be a grammar nut, but it’s “focusing on its mobile experience” and not “focusing on it is mobile experience” ;)

  5. twitter for android is a basic twitter client o_O

  6. Any improvement is always welcome. Great news! Sorry about the plug but follow @tmobile, help them reach 100k followers and Cyanogenmod developer @kmobs gets a g-slate.

  7. It’s != its.

  8. You will forgive me if I continue to worry about my favorite 3rd party app (Seesmic for Android), I suspect that twitter’s “clearer roadmap” will amount to a long list of restrictions that prevent 3rd party clients from building innovative features and in general make it harder for 3rd party clients to succeed.

  9. I’ll stick with Tweetdeck and Seesmic thanks.

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