Twitter Inc. announced today on the Twitter Blog the launch of its official client for Windows Phone 7. As with all other native Twitter applications, the Windows Phone 7 version supports many of the main features such as timeline, suggested users, messages, lists, and more. The application also makes it easy to explore Twitter even when an individual is not logged in.
Twitter Mobile Product Manager Leland Rechis explains:
“The platform’s design and user interface, which is called Metro, is especially great for Twitter users because it’s simple and easy to use. It also provides a different way to look at information on a phone’s screen through Pivots, which are sort of like pages of the app. Pivots allow you to swipe left or right to view different categories or types of information within a single application.”
The Twitter client for Windows Phone 7 makes the most of the platform’s Metro user interface. It allows users to simply swipe left or right in order to see different content such as timeline or direct messages.
Twitter indicates that the application was created in partnership with Tacoma, Washington-based IdentityMine Inc., who will apparently release some improvements back into open source. Twitter also explains that the Windows Phone 7 is based on the open source REST API library — Tweet Sharp.
Unfortunately, Windows Phone 7 devices are not yet available here in the United States. However, they will be pretty soon. As a matter of fact, November 8 is the day that AT&T will begin selling some of its Windows Phone 7 smartphones.