How many times do you think Twitter updated its iOS app in 2014?
A couple? Five or six times? Ten?
In his piece looking at what’s going wrong at Google+ (which is very much worth your time), Chris Messina calculated how many iOS app updates the top social networks had made in 2014. Google+ came second to last, which was essentially Chris’ point, but what I found interesting was that Twitter came top.
Yep. Twitter released 33 updates of its Twitter for iOS app this year, which was first ahead of Instagram (29), Facebook Messenger (24) and Pinterest (20).
This tells us one of two things. Either Twitter is working on overdrive to ensure their iOS app is always as cutting edge as possible. Or, they keep putting out inconsequential, possibly buggy releases that they have to then fix with a new update.
Somewhere between the two, perhaps? Certainly, I don’t remember 33 occasions this year where I was wowed by the Twitter for iOS update. One or two, maybe. Which suggests that there’s still a lot of room for improvement.
(Source: Chris Messina.)