Twitter Launches New Mobile Web App, Looks Like the Official iPhone App

Twitter has begun to roll out an updated and majorly revamped version of their mobile web app. The new interface looks a whole lot like Twitter’s official iPhone app, and the web app is contained entirely in Mobile Safari.

HTML5 is deeply integrated into Twitter’s new web app, and the redesign looks really nice. Twitter’s main goal with this update is to improve its web experience on mobile platforms…

Twitter blog,

“We want you to be able to access Twitter no matter where you are; regardless of what device you use; or, whether you prefer to access Twitter through a mobile application or the browser. Today, we’re starting to roll out a new version of for mobile devices. This web app allows us to provide a high-quality and consistent Twitter experience on high-end touchscreen devices – whether or not an official Twitter application is available. It was built from the ground up for smartphones and tablets, which have more advanced browsers that support the latest web technologies, including HTML5.”

The new web app is being slowly rolled out to a percentage of iPhone and Android users, and the new app will continue to be made available to more people in the coming weeks.

“The app is fast – you can quickly scroll through your timeline, move between tabs and compose Tweets. It’s rich – it takes advantage of capabilities that high-end device browsers offer, such as touch gestures and a large screen. And it’s simple – it’s easy-to-use and has the features you’d expect from a Twitter application, including your timeline, @mentions, messages that you can read in conversation view, search, trending topics, lists, and more.”

From what we’ve heard, this updated web app works a whole lot better than the previous version. The screenshots look great, so I have high hopes.

Have you gotten your hands on Twitter’s new web app yet? How does it work on the iPhone? I still prefer Tweetbot.