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Twitter for iPad app available right now

Twitter gets iPad official
By: Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices News | Posted: Sep 2, 2010 3:44 pm

If you are an ardent iPad user who is also a Twitter fiend today is your lucky day. The Official Twitter for iPad app has now landed and it looks pretty darn cool. You don't even have to have a Twitter account to use it, you can download and lurk all you want. The official app is built to take full advantage of the iPad interface.




The app uses Panes that let the user tap Tweet to open a pane on the right. If that Tweet has a video or a photo embedded, you can tap that to open it in another pane and then move between the panes open by swiping left or right. The app supports media inline. That means if a Tweet has a video in it you can play the video right in the Tweet without having to leave and if the video needs to load you can leave it loading and continue to check out the Tweets.


The app is built to work with gestures as well. One example is the ability to pinch a Tweet to view details about the author and to take actions like reply. Since you don't need a Twitter account to use the app, you don't have to log in either. You can grab the Official Twitter app for the iPad right now on the App Store.



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