Twitter gets the little things. I love that the “home” icon on the Twitter app is a birdhouse. And that the pencil on the “compose” icon is a quill. Things like that make me smile and feel like the people making Twitter love Twitter. You can’t say that about a lot of software companies.
(Via SplatF w/Dan Frommer, “The new, new Twitter: 10 big takeaways.”)
Frommer also notes that, in addition to the new design, Twitter has updated TweetDeck and made it a native application for the Mac. “TweetDeck seems to have found a role as ‘Twitter Pro,’” he writes. I called for/predicted both of these things in my post on the TweetDeck purchase in May.
How awesome am I? Not very awesome at all, in fact, as TechCrunch reports that Twitter head of Platform Ryan Server, speaking at LeWeb encouraged developers to focus on analytics and enterprise for their third-party apps. This definitely signals that TweetDeck may be for power users, but Twitter might not be aiming for a full-on enterprise solution.