Twitter for iOS Wants You For Your Body

People are getting upset over Twitter for iPhone’s new Quick Bar. You can’t turn it off. It’s everywhere you go in the app.

@drdrang writes:

The real problem here is being forced to see something I have no interest in.

And that demonstrates what I think is a fundamental difference between Twitter’s apps and third-party apps. Twitter’s apps are interested in what’s best for Twitter: getting people to use the most out of Twitter with searches, trends, and things people may not normally use in order to get them hooked on Twitter and its potential. Third party clients have to focus on what’s best for their users, and each third-party client has a different idea of what’s important.

That said, I enjoy Twitterrific the most.

One of the things that’s turned me off from Twitter’s iOS and Mac apps is how easy it is to get swept up in searches, trends, viewing @reply archives, old direct messages, and other accounts. Twitterrific is a lot simpler. It’ll show you all that stuff if you want it, but the main focus is the timeline specific to you.