This summer Apple announced a Project Catalyst – an ambitious cross-platform project that aims to increase the number of new programs and games on the macOS platform. This will be a huge ecosystem of iOS apps (so far only for iPad version). And now, recently officially released the macOS Catalinato facilitate developers porting their apps for iPad on Mac. One of the first who decided to try a new feature was Twitter.
With Project Catalyst, the developers of the microblogging service ported their app for the iPad to Mac computers, and now Twitter for Mac is officially available in the app store, the Mac App Store.
The Twitter app for Mac will be familiar to anyone who used the Twitter app for iPad. It has a very similar interface, but with some tweaks which will help it to fit into the style of macOS. There is also a night mode support, and the Twitter app will automatically switch between light and dark interface depending on the settings of macOS.
Twitter has extended its official app for Mac for several years, but last year refused to support it and instead sent users to the web version. However, with the advent of Catalyst , the service decided to reconsider its opinion:
New Twitter app for Mac will use our existing code with iOS, and not created from separate code bases, following the same successful strategy that we used with the web version to expand the number of our users. So we will be able to maintain the necessary set of functions in our applications for iOS and Mac at a relatively low cost of their service.
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The goal of Project Catalyst is to provide developers the ability to create universal apps that will work equally well on both iPhone and iPad and Mac computers. Of course, it will also give the app economy a push forward, publishers will gain another incentive to develop software, and users will have access to new and useful applications.
Developers just need to put the checkbox in the iOS project application to get the application working and macOS. However, for the correct operation of the program will have to modify in addition: automatic migration only allows to adapt elements of the touch interface that allows you to control the app with the pointer.
An ambitious project to transfer apps from iPad to Mac in the future will only gain momentum. The results of this work soon we can see on our computers. And yet try as it looks in the sample application, Twitter — the link can be found below.
Title: Twitter for Mac
Publisher/developer: Twitter, Inc.
In app purchases: No