Twitter has announced that it is working on the development of a native Windows 8 application. The new Microsoft operating system has been on the market for a couple weeks, receiving good reviews, but not for its ability to share information on social networks. Undoubtedly this has been the cause for why the micro blogging network is keeping an eye on the new product from the company at Redmond.
Twitter has official apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Android, although the emphasis is on official apps for mobile devices and not on versions for desktop computers, as it happens with the poorly designed version for Mac. Some unofficial apps for Twitter are also very popular, such as Hootsuite and TweetDeck, which not too long ago saw their existence at risk after confirmed legal changes to their API use.
However, with Windows 8 things will be different. According to reports, the version of Twitter for the latest OS released by Microsoft will offer features such as the ability to expand tweets to view attached files such as images and videos. Little more is known about the application itself. For example, it is unknown if the design will be the same that is used on the rest of the platforms—essentially on iOS and Android—and based on the Twitter website, or if it will opt for a unique design to get the most out of the Windows 8 Metro interface.
Some also point out that that this would be a good opportunity for the 140-character network to renew its look across platforms and introduce certain modifications to the tools it offers for user interaction.
The announcement Twitter made is official, and the new native Windows 8 app that will be released in the next few months has been deemed “magnificent,” which opens up numerous expectations regarding what the famous micro blogging network is up to for the newly released Microsoft operating system