iOS 5 Integration in Twitter

Posted on Oct 13 2011 - 4:41am by Huzoor Bux

Social media users, the tight integration of iOS 5 and Twitter is the best reasons to upgrade.

When iOS 5 was released Wednesday afternoon, a number of additional apps in the App Store released with native support for Twitter. iOS 5 shipped supporting Twitter from the Photos app, Maps, YouTube and Safari. The New York Times app for iOS and the new iTunes Movie Trailers {iTunes link} app have both appeared with native Twitter support.

One of the new features for developers in the iOS 5 SDK is support for the Twitter API. Apple made it easy for developers to add Twitter support to their applications and to allow users to easily control whether or not an app has access to post to their Twitter account.

It’s a nice touch to use the official app integration rather than building in a secondary authenticating mechanism.

The genius part of how iOS is using Twitter, however, comes to control.

After using an app that has access to Twitter, that app appears in a list in the Twitter panel of the Settings app.

Now that Twitter integration is very easy, we expect official support to find its way into many more iOS apps.

What do you think of the way Twitter and iOS 5 work together?