Official Twitter app for Windows 8 now available

Official Twitter app for Windows 8 now available
Twitter is putting itself in a position where it will need its own official app on every viable platform now that its policy limits the number of tokens third party applications can have.

We have been sharing news about third-party Twitter applications, made by developers that can be credited by really increasing accessibility to the Twittersphere over the years that are slowly being grafted out of the picture.

Twitter has made its position pretty clear about third-party apps in the current environment especially, basically saying, “Do not build a Twitter app.” With this API policy in place, it is on Twitter to deliver the goods if it wants its users to have a decent experience. Twitter’s main web-site is well configured, but there is just something about apps, particularly in a mobile environment, even if that mobile device is running a full desktop operating system like Windows 8.

Windows 8 is still building an application library of sorts, now that Microsoft is making the experience of the operating system more than about the desktop, but about the “Start Screen” where applications can be accessed or statuses viewed instantly via Live Tiles. Twitter’s arrival on the scene is timely and is the first major social network to build a native app for Windows 8.  Other major social outlets like Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ have yet to make an appearance, although because this is also a desktop operating system (albeit with a touch interface), we think such applications would be favorably received by users.
The app itself it a basic iteration of what you would find on the Windows Phone 8 app, except it will only support one account at a time whereas the mobile app will allow multiple accounts. The application is integrated with the “share” charm in Windows 8 so users of a tablet or desktop will find that handy and the app can be integrated with the lock-screen too.

Twitter for Windows 8 is available in the Windows Store now.
 
via: Engadget


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9 Comments

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

just installed it on my pc

2. rocketman

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Can you sign in? the app closes whenever I hit "Authorize the application" :(

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yes it went well for me. it automatically signed in

6. rocketman

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

mmmk, I guess it's just me :(

3. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

This is for windows 8 and windows Rt there is a distinction.

4. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Well, I will test the twiiter App in 2 days (hope so) XD

7. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Works welll

8. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Just got it and I like it a lot. Better than Rowi, the app I was using. Really like the interface as well.

9. pcdoctorny

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

With this new feature, Twitter is slowly becoming a complete search engine like Facebook and it's really time to find the alternative to Google.

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