In the shadow of today’s Facebook mobile platform announcement, Twitter decided to have a go at making the Twitter for Android app give Tweetdeck a run for its money, and polish the refreshed app at the same time. New features in the faster loading and swiping app include:
• Pull to Refresh: This popular feature, which was first available through our iPhone app, functions just as it sounds – when you’re at the top of your timeline, simply pull down to load new Tweets.
• Swipe to Reveal: Swipe across a Tweet to get quick access to several options, such as viewing a user’s profile, sharing a tweet, or replying.
• Quote a Tweet: Clicking the retweet icon now gives you the option to quote a Tweet. Of course, you can still retweet as you normally would.
• Hi-res avatar photos
The new app is available for all Android 2.1 phones and higher, and is available for free as I’m typing this and looking at our Twitter feed at the same time.