When Apple announced iOS 5 during its WWDC 2011 keynote three weeks ago, one of the standout features we were all drawn to was the twitter integration.

Promising to tie Twitter right into the operating system, iOS 5 has the potential to do some pretty cool things with one of the world’s favorite social networks, but, at least in the first two beta releases, iOS 5 doesn’t seem to make the most of the possibilities. Currently, the only real part of iOS to use Twitter is the Photos app, which allows the tweeting of images direct from the app.

It looks great, and works just as expected while also offering the ability to geotag tweets on the fly…

But we were hoping for something more, and as usual, the jailbreak community seems to be filling a hole left by the boys in Cupertino.

Qwertyoruiop, no stranger to iOS 5 tweaks, has been working on a new tweak that will allow tweeting, similar to that of Photos.app, but from anywhere in the OS according to iPhoneItalia.

This is the exact kind of thing we had expected to see when Apple first announced Twitter was coming to iOS three weeks ago, and we’re still hopeful that’s exactly what we’ll get in later betas of iOS 5. It’s good news that if Apple doesn’t give us system-wide tweeting though, at least the jailbreak community has our backs.

Qwertyoruiop’s Twitter tweak will not be released until the final version of iOS5 is in the public domain, unfortunately, so who knows – it might never actually be needed!

  • c0edx

    If they do release it Apple will steal their idea. +1

  • qTweeter already can do this. Although the interface on this looks so much more native that it looks great.

  • CJ

    This is off topic I know and I apologise but can any1 confirm that Apple have done away with the camera button on the lockscreen in beta 2 ?? I installed it on my iPod but it isn’t there and wondered if maybe it’s only on the iPhone or have the taken it out in this beta.

  • Kev

    Qtweeter does this plus facebook plus uploading photos and video and lots of features.

  • r0cket

    Is qTweeter working for any of you?? Im asking because I’ve been a huge fan of qTweeter for a very long time, ever since i went to 4.2.1 and 4.3.3, it has never worked again. Every time I try updating my statuses, it freezes my iphone and I’m forced to reboot my phone 🙁 I’ve tried everything I could imagine from Uninstalling it and re-installing it. It also seems the the dev also pulled it from his website. Is this not supported anymore?

    Does anyone have the latest repo for qTweeter? Im currently running 4.3.3 and still have issue’s with this. I miss qTweeter.