Better notifications, easier discover and simpler search is coming to a smart phone near you. Today Twitter is launching official new versions of their iPhone & Android apps. The goal of the new apps? To make it easier to understand what’s happening on Twitter.
The new features for each app include:
- Discover Tab The discover tab allows users to see a stream of activity updates from those users that are followed. The activity appears below the redesigned stories. Also, any story can be tapped on to see Tweets about a particular trend or news article.
- Search Searching via the Twitter app is becoming simpler. Each search will come equipped with other suggestions, spelling or related terms. If you are in the connect tab performing a search, start typing in the first or last name and the name of the user will be auto-completed. For the iPhone app, users can tap the search box and view most recent searches or go directly to a profile when a username is searched in connect.
- Notifications You can now know immediately when you have been retweeted, favorited or followed with push notifications.