This is the basic list of what I want from a Twitter app for iOS.
- Uses the built-in Twitter keyboard from iOS
- A minimum of wasted UI chrome (take a look at Twitter for iPhone for an example of wasted UI chrome)
- Has DMs as a first-level option (Tweetbot and Twitterrific do this right)
- Push. Notifications.
- Doesn’t force you away from the Twitter stream for tweet actions
- Easy conversation views
- Good icon
- Some integration with the built-in Twitter auth in iOS 5
That’s about it. Sadly, nothing hits on all of the points, but there each one hits on just a few. As of today, Tweetbot seems to get the closest … if only they would use the built-in Twitter keyboard.