Twitter has just announced an official mobile app for Windows Phone. The application is available immediately for all Windows Phone 7 devices.
Twitter also says this app is particularly fast and brings users “all of the features that you’d expect from Twitter.”
Twitter mobile product manager Leland Rechis wrote on the Twitter blog that the UI for this platform is called Metro; the platform provides Pivots, which he says “are sort of like pages of the app.”
“Pivots allow you to swipe left or right to view different categories or types of information within a single application.
“For example, in Twitter for Windows Phone, you can swipe left or right to move from your timeline to mentions to direct messages,” he says.
Ever since Twitter’s acquisition of Tweetie earlier this year, the company has been hard at work on developing official mobile apps for various platforms. Twitter for iPhone came to the App Store in May, and Twitter for Android rolled out in April, as did Twitter for BlackBerry.
While some of the apps aren’t as full-featured as their third-party competitors, they do feature excellent graphics and the Twitter seal of approval, of course.
In developing this app, Twitter’s engineers and their partners made some improvements to an open source REST API library, Tweet Sharp; those improvements will also be released as open source software.
Windows Phone 7 was just made available to consumers earlier this month. Twitter was not one of the apps in the roster of pre-launch development partners, which included Pandora, Foursquare, Seesmic, Netflix and the Associated Press.
story by: mashable