Popular microblogging service Twitter announced the launch of a free iPad application late Wednesday night, The New York Times reported. Twitter for iPad will let users tap away messages on the 9.7 inch touchscreen while any related content (such as pictures, websites or videos) will be available in a separate window, according to MSNBC.
In a company blog post Leland Rechis, Twitter's user interface designer, stressed that Twitter for iPad makes use of the tablet's "fluid touch interface" so that users can move around information "smoothly and quickly" without the need for opening multiple windows or clicking buttons.
Since users do not know where links that are featured in the 140-character Tweets will lead to, iPad's Flipboard application takes care of the problem by copying the links and adding visual content from the site. Users can also pinch another user's Tweet to obtain more information on the author and wipe down with two fingers to look at conversation threads, Reuters says.