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Twitter Integrated Into New Apple Mobile OS

June 7, 2011

Twitter integrated into iOS 5By Gilbert Falso :: 12:39 PM

Yesterday at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company announced that the new version of its mobile operating system iOS would offer tight integration with Twitter.

Support for the 140-character social media platform will be integrated into iOS 5 applications and features including Photos, the Safari browser, Contacts and Maps. iOS users will now have the ability to take photos or link articles from Safari and tweet them to their followers with one click, without the need for involving a separate application.

In addition, Twitter’s integration into the operating system will allow users to take advantage of a one-time sign in for all Twitter functions, eliminating the need to authenticate with several different applications.

In a blog post concerning the integration, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey says, “Building Twitter into iOS 5 truly creates the easiest way to share everything that’s happening in your world. Take a picture, tap ‘Tweet’. Tweeting has never been simpler.”

Scott Forstall, Apple’s senior vice president of iOS software said at yesterday’s conference that, “People send more than a billion tweets per week, and we hear from a lot of our customers on iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch that they love Twitter. So we want to make it even easier for all of our customers to use Twitter.”

Twitter profile pictures and handles will also be part of a user’s contact list, along with names, email addresses and telephone numbers.

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