A Twitter App For Windows 8 In Development, Due For Release Months From Now


Twitter recently announced that it’s working on an app for Windows 8, and they promise that it will be “great.”

Twitter currently makes an official app for Android, iPhone, iPad, and the Mac, though its Mac app has declined due to neglect. Though you might think that Twitter’s lack of attention paid to the Mac app signals that the popular microblog has given up on desktop apps, this recent announcement seems to indicate otherwise. In fact, it could potentially mean an updated and improved Mac app down the line if the Windows 8 launch proves successful.

Not much else is known about the Windows 8 app, but it’s likely that app will support Twitter’s expandable-Tweet Cards feature, which is friendly to media content and advertisers.

Twitter has recently tightened their development of third-party clients. In light of recent API changes, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web opined that Twitter would need to step up its game regarding the building of its own apps:

[quote type=”large” align=”left”] “If it wants the new Cards feature to become a real tool for advertisers, though, it’s going to need to do that, and soon. A major re-write of the official apps in all their forms is likely in order.

“I’d be very surprised if we didn’t see new versions of all of the official apps built with a native ‘frame’ displaying an embedded web view of Twitter’s stream. Don’t expect them to be suddenly awesome, however. The Facebook mobile apps suck completely and hundreds of millions of people still use them.” [/quote]

Are you skeptical of Twitter’s Windows 8 app? Will it really be “great?”


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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