Twitter for iPhone, iPad Adds Quick Bar, More

Twitter released Twitter 3.3 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on Thursday with a new always-on trending topics view, along with a redesigned user interface.

Twitter 3.3’s Quick Bar view pops up at the top of user’s tweet stream to show current trending topics. Swiping across the Quick Bar shows more topics, and scrolling through tweets temporarily hides the bar.

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The updated app also includes a redesigned tweet entry view with a built-in URL shortener. Users don’t, however, have a choice of URL shortening services. The app now includes auto-complete support for user names and hashtags, location-based trend tracking, a redesigned image uploader, a friend finder feature, and a redesigned direct message view that more closely matches SMS and chat-style streams.

Twitter for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is free and available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.