There’s a new app on the market, and it’s been produced by social networking giant Twitter, no less! Thirst, a new Twitter client, is set to bridge the gap between social media and newspapers in what tapscape.com describes as “a beautiful layout and easy user interface”. At the moment the app is only available to download for the iPad, but an iPhone app is soon to follow. It brings the most relevant of Twitter content (and there sure is a plentiful supply of irrelevant Twitter content out there) directly to your mobile device in a streamlined feed, ensuring that Twitter users never find themselves inundated with lots of spam in tweet form.
The co-founder and CEO of Thirst, Anuj Verma, told Mashable.com that “I wanted to make an app that no matter how often you check Twitter, these are the things you need to see.” Users can customise the app as much or as little as they want through the use of topic filters, allowing you to sort through content and prioritise the most relevant items from top tweeters. It’s still live tweeting, so new tweets will appear instantly in the relevant topic feed – for example, if a friend you are following tweets about cheap mobile phones online mentioning Samsung and you have a Samsung category in your filters, his tweet will come up at the top.
Each category you have chosen to have as one of your favourites takes you to a page listing top stories on that subject, as well as a continuous stream of tweets which will be displayed on the right hand side. Like standard Twitter clients, Thirst also lets you just view your standard streaming timeline with no filters added. You can also search for the latest trending topics, people you follow or would like to follow, and you can of course post your own tweets direct from the app.