Twitter for Windows Phone Debuts

Twitter announced the rollout of Twitter for Windows Phone in a post on the Twitter Blog by product manager for mobile Leland Rechis. The details:

As with our other mobile clients, Twitter for Windows Phone includes all of the features that you’d expect from Twitter — your timeline, suggested users, messages, lists, and a great way to explore Twitter without even logging in. You can sign up for an account right from the app, as well. The app is really fast, and we think you’ll enjoy the experience.

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. For example, in Twitter for Windows Phone, you can swipe left or right to move from your timeline to mentions to direct messages.

We dug into the platform with a development partner, IdentityMine, who helped us get started creating our application. We used an open-source REST API library, Tweet Sharp, as the foundation for our app, and Identity Mine will release some significant improvements back into open source for everyone to use.