My Twitter App

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)
  • Fast
  • 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.