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.”