Twitter rolling out web app redesign resembling official iPhone app

Twitter is rolling out a significant redesign to their mobile website, the one you see when accessing Twitter.com via Safari on iPhone or iPod touch, and other mobile device browsers. The new web app layout is molded around the official Twitter for iPhone app and is heavily doused in HTML5 goodness, however the menu bar has been switched to the top instead of the bottom.

We want you to be able to access Twitter no matter where you are; regardless of what device you use; or, whether you prefer to access Twitter through a mobile application or the browser. Today, we’re starting to roll out a new version of twitter.com for mobile devices. This web app allows us to provide a high-quality and consistent Twitter experience on high-end touchscreen devices – whether or not an official Twitter application is available. It was built from the ground up for smartphones and tablets, which have more advanced browsers that support the latest web technologies, including HTML5.

We're not seeing the redesign on our end just yet, as Twitter has only allowed a small percentage of users to see the new layout. Word around town is that it looks and functions a lot better than the previous design, and judging from the screenshots, we get the feeling we'll all be in full agreement once it's rolled out to everyone.

Any TiPb readers out there seeing the update? Let us know what you think in the comments!

[Twitter Blog]

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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There are 10 comments. Add yours.

BLiNK says:

not yet but it looks pretty sweet!

DA BOSS  says:

I wish they would fix the twitter app first. So many bugs that need fixing and bring back features you took out in the new update 

OrionAntares#CB says:

Odd are that if they're doing this they're probably going to stop support for the native app.

Aliff says:

As long as they don't put any dick bars, its fine with me.

alex says:

it looks great but they need to fix the normal twitter website. sometimes it doesnt load for me or load my new mentions and I get them way later.

Mathias says:

Still prefer the twitter app. It seems more smooth than the "safari version". It's like the Facebook app. Much better than the web app on phones..

alex says:

I don't see the new Twitter web app on mine, i need help!