Twitter iOS Update Adds Improved Search Capabilities, Cuts Support for Several Video Services

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twitter.pngTwitter today updated its iOS app, adding search improvements that include additional topic and user suggestions when searching and Top Tweets from important events.

The update also removes support for video services from Mobypicture, Vodpod, and Posterous, leaving Twitpic and yFrog as the last remaining video uploading services for the iOS app.

This update includes enhancements to search and other improvements.

-As you search you'll see more topic and user suggestions for your query, based on what's happening in real time. You'll also see these suggestions when adding a hashtag or username as you compose a new Tweet.

-Top Tweets from big moments in the past pop out when you search for a given term. For example, searching for “election” might highlight Tweets from several months ago.

-When you open a web page you can now see the related Tweet for more context. Just pull the tray icon up or down to see or hide the Tweet.

-It's easier to see long conversations in the Tweet details view, which now shows all of the replies to any Tweet

-When you block a user in the app, their Tweets will instantly disappear from the Connect tab in the app

-Pull-to-refresh in Discover shows a new, smoother animation

-Support for traditional Chinese

-Logout support (iOS 6 only)

-Uploading videos vie Mobypicture, Vodpod and Posterous is no longer supported

-Additional bug fixes and improvements

Twitter for iOS is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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97 months ago
My working theory is that Twitter now makes all strategic decisions based on a coin flip.
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97 months ago
This company seems to have a talent for annoying its users time and time again.
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97 months ago

that's why there's TweetBot


For now.
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97 months ago

What is this with Twitter removing support here, and cutting things back there? It doesn't make any sense, surely an update should be just that!


Their strategy is to slowly close off the third-party ecosystem, and eventually force people to use twitter photo/video uploading. They are also slowly bleeding features out of third-party clients like Tweetbot with API restrictions, so that eventually people will be forced to use the official Twitter client. They want to control everything so that they can monetize their network as Facebook does.
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97 months ago

My working theory is that Twitter now makes all strategic decisions based on a coin flip.

My working theory is that Twitter is now run by George Constanza. He does everything opposite to what his instinct tells him.

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97 months ago
that's why there's TweetBot
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