Joris Kluivers

I like to build software.

Best Improvement in Twitter 4.1 for iOS

The Februari 21 release post for the new Twitter version doesn’t mention my favorite improvement. Ever since the new UI was launched I had the feeling the app didn’t work very well together with app switching. Every single time I opened the app I was presented with a splash screen with a big logo, not a good sign in the age of iOS multitasking. The app was starting up fresh each time because the OS had shut it down, or worse: they presented this logo on purpose delaying me from seeing my timeline.

The 4.1 version solves this.

The app is way more efficient now and I am presented with my timeline immediately. I have not seen a single restart of the app which was not caused by me forcing it to shut down on purpose. Also the new Launch image doesn’t contain a logo anymore:

This indicates to me Twitter realizes it’s in their and the users interest to launch as fast as possible.