Twitter has updated its app for both Android and iOS device today. The iOS users have been updated with some new features. Now on twitter you can discover, install and launch the app from with in the tweets you are making. Surely the feature is not supporting all apps at the start but twitter stated that they will make a fast progress and include most of the iOS apps in their latest updates. The developers at the twitter has explained about the app how to install and their deep linking process.
There are some new features regarding Twitter Cards that have been mention on the blog as well. The description suggests that it will bring quite a revolution to the way world use Twitter, ” Twitter cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers.”
Furthermore the developers posted some interesting notes regarding the new introductory procedure of twitter card,
One of the most important features in the new Cards is the ability to allow users to download your app (if the user doesn’t already have it installed), or deep-link into your own app (if the app is already installed on the user’s mobile device). The ability to enable app installs and deep-linking is globally available across all Twitter Card types – you’ll just need to add a new set of markup tags as detailed below.
What’s New in Version 5.5
Twitter for iPhone now helps you discover, install and launch your favorite apps from Tweets. This update also includes the following improvements:
• Faster launch times and general performance upgrades
• “Retweeted by” in Tweet detail is now tappable
• Fix for reply-to-self in conversations
• Fix for bug that prevented undoing retweets in some cases
Source : Twitter Blog