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Apple to integrate Twitter directly into iOS 5?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2011 0:58 User comments (11)

Apple to integrate Twitter directly into iOS 5? Although unconfirmed, it appears that Apple may be ready to integrate Twitter directly into its upcoming iOS 5 mobile operating system.
By direct integration, the sources say iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users will get a "Send To Twitter" button making sharing content as easy as one tap.

For current users, the platform will work just like the one tap buttons for MobileMe and YouTube.

Twitter is also allegedly ready to start their own photo sharing service, that would be integrated into native Twitter apps across all mobile OS.

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11 user comments

11.6.2011 8:00

So they are following suite after htc who already made a phone with a hardware button for this... really apple ripping off peoples ideas again !! tut tut

21.6.2011 17:35

Can you unintegrate it? I do not want twitter on my phone even if it is a dormant app.


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31.6.2011 18:59

i can already do this on my htc desire hd...

42.6.2011 14:21

Let's see, they already tried to sneak in an app to log your every movement... now their putting a button on your phone so you "knowingly" are conscious of the fact that they are 'probably' logging your communications.

Granted, I'm sure they will have a micronized waiver of legalese, form that you'll have to confirm/deny before you'll be allowed to use said button, but how reassuring...

I'm surprised I'm not more paranoid than the conspiracy brooders are.


53.6.2011 16:02

...So it's like Androids Share button only restricted to Twitter or even worse an Apple-made Twitter application? Congrats on being late and hopeless at something silly again Apple.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Jun 2011 @ 16:03

64.6.2011 7:56

Originally posted by plazma247:
So they are following suite after htc who already made a phone with a hardware button for this... really apple ripping off peoples ideas again !! tut tut
Think you missed the point here plazma247. Whats the point of having hardware buttons when you have a touch screen which could provide those functions through tap/swipe?

I do agree that Apple are somewhat late to the party with this idea as this function has been available cross platform (including IOS through third party applications) for some time

74.6.2011 8:03

@SAM64 I think you missed my point, which was never a hardware/software button (feature) being better or worse. But instead the fact that keith1993 pointed out android has had this sort of integration for some time on HTC Sense and other Roms. Although taking your miss represented version of my view into account you have to agree that a physical button is really one stage further from the view point of integration, as the device then gives you the choice of doing it on screen or a hardware button and allows the user to make use of the device in a more flexible way.

84.6.2011 8:20

Originally posted by plazma247:
@SAM64 I think you missed my point, which was never a hardware/software button (feature) being better or worse. But instead the fact that keith1993 pointed out android has had this sort of integration for some time on HTC Sense and other Roms. Although taking your miss represented version of my view into account you have to agree that a physical button is really one stage further from the view point of integration, as the device then gives you the choice of doing it on screen or a hardware button and allows the user to make use of the device in a more flexible way.
In that case, why dont they shrink the screen, remove the touch bits because theyre clearly pointless if we follow your comment and then add lots of new buttons (like number and letter buttons)?

94.6.2011 8:30

Not at all, i guess your just out to troll

But regular functions on some devices, to me personally work better as hardware button in certain situation. That said commonly I perform the same functions on screen when using the device in a different way... its just nice to have a choice. I'm not sure what point your working towards but all your illustrating so far is that some users like as few hardware buttons as possible, some people want a hardware keypad and some users live some where between..

Maybe you could illuminate your opinion further and again like your reference to shrinking the screen, bring something that's not at inspection to the discussion to defend or contort your point.

104.6.2011 10:47

Originally posted by plazma247:
Not at all, i guess your just out to troll

But regular functions on some devices, to me personally work better as hardware button in certain situation. That said commonly I perform the same functions on screen when using the device in a different way... its just nice to have a choice. I'm not sure what point your working towards but all your illustrating so far is that some users like as few hardware buttons as possible, some people want a hardware keypad and some users live some where between..

Maybe you could illuminate your opinion further and again like your reference to shrinking the screen, bring something that's not at inspection to the discussion to defend or contort your point.
I guess it varies user to user, maybe it would be worth opening up to the masses - a viable marketing technique maybe? How many buttons do you have?

I may be wrong with this but I thought that all Android versions (excluding the tablet only Honeycomb) do not support software keys as a replacement to the hardware buttons. If this is the case, then isn't your point about giving users the choice fatally flawed?

By the way, are you insinuating by calling my a Troll that I like to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice?

114.6.2011 11:34

Originally posted by sam64:
Originally posted by plazma247:
Not at all, i guess your just out to troll

But regular functions on some devices, to me personally work better as hardware button in certain situation. That said commonly I perform the same functions on screen when using the device in a different way... its just nice to have a choice. I'm not sure what point your working towards but all your illustrating so far is that some users like as few hardware buttons as possible, some people want a hardware keypad and some users live some where between..

Maybe you could illuminate your opinion further and again like your reference to shrinking the screen, bring something that's not at inspection to the discussion to defend or contort your point.
I guess it varies user to user, maybe it would be worth opening up to the masses - a viable marketing technique maybe? How many buttons do you have?

I may be wrong with this but I thought that all Android versions (excluding the tablet only Honeycomb) do not support software keys as a replacement to the hardware buttons. If this is the case, then isn't your point about giving users the choice fatally flawed?

By the way, are you insinuating by calling my a Troll that I like to sing or utter in a full, rolling voice?
Ermm yeah on 2.1 2.2 and now 2.3 i commonly use the hardware and the software ok and soft back button.

However the menu button also has a soft option way to access it, home does and the search button can also be access through software options..... care to expand ? Where is my choice being limited.

No to singing im afraid, the fact at the current time it would appear you spend most of your time manifesting under bridges or on forums ...

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