New Twitter client helps users deal with information overload.
The Thirst app for iPhone is now available, bringing a new-look Twitter to Apple devices everywhere.
The app is already available for the iPad, and now iPhone users can experience Thirst’s unique take on Twitter’s information-crammed service. Thirst uses its unique natural-language processor that organizes and filters tweets to provide an alternative Twitter experience.
The app is designed to make life easier for Twitter users whoo view information over the social networking site. It organizes users’ Twitter stream into different categories, giving an overview of which topics are currently trending. Thirst orders content by popularity, so users see the most popular topics first. The app also uses ‘Icons’, which are images relevant to the topic from Wikipedia and other websites.
Users can create a ‘newspaper’ based around current talked-about themes, such as the U.S. Election, the Olympics, and so on. Tap on a particular subject, and you’ll be able to see a description, view related news items and view a customized feed showing what people are saying about the topic on Twitter. Through Thirst, you can access news feeds based on your Twitter feed, and see what topics are trending on Twitter in general.
Speaking to Mashable, co-founder and CEO of Thirst, Anuj Verma, said: “I wanted to make an app that no matter how often you check Twitter, these are the things you need to see.”
He reckoned the app would be especially useful during events like the London Olympics, when people would be contending with a lot of information all at once: “For the Olympics every minute there are thousands of tweets. You can’t keep up with that data – but we can do it for you.”
One of Thirst’s most useful features is that it removes topics you’ve read, and replaces them with another fresh topic. This means you’ll always have something to read about on Twitter, without having to view the same tweets over and over again. This feature is also synchronized, so if you have Thirst on your iPhone and iPad, your read status will display as the same on both devices.
If you use Twitter on a daily basis, this app is likely to make your life much, much easier.
Thirst is free and is available to download from the iTunes store now.