Because the stream of realtime palaver that is Twitter needed even more platforms to be consumed on even more devices, the company has just announced that it has started to roll out its HTML5-based Twitter.com for iPad, and that all iPad users should have it accessible within the week.
The app is full HTML5 and an improvement over the current one-paned experience of Twitter mobile site on the tablet. It’s reminiscent of a hybrid of Twitter.com and was based on Twitter’s HTML5 client for iPhone and Android Twitter. mobile engineer Manuel Deschamps tells me. The HTML5 web app will be rolled out to all users within the week, eh hem, beating Facebook which has yet to roll out its own HTML5 initiative Project Sparta.
Says Twitter representative Carolyn Penner, “The HTML5 app provides a great option for people who prefer to use the browser over native apps. Its two-column view is consistent with the Twitter experience you’re used to (on Twitter.com), and it takes advantage of touch gestures and other device capabilities.”