Twitter has chosen India to launch Twitter Lite – a speedier version of Twitter for the mobile web. A proud moment indeed!
It is developed in partnership with Google and is globally launched first in India via @VodafoneIN. Let’s dig into details:
What is Twitter Lite Exactly?
Twitter Lite is a progressive web app which has features combining the best of web and apps. It is built to enhance the user experience on mobile, being efficacious from the first visit in a browser tab, without being even installed.
The Twitter Lite app will be available in 42 languages. Very linguistic indeed!
Where Can One Get It?
Twitter Lite is available on mobile.twitter.com. One can directly access it from the browser without installing the same.
What Are The Advantages?
The most remarkable feature of Twitter Lite is that, one can experience it simply by opening mobile.twitter.com on the mobile phone’s browser. As the name suggests of it being light a.k.a. LITE , it indeed has all the advantages one may expect in a LITEr version of an app. Also, it is easily available, fast and responsive, uses lesser data, requires lesser storage space, installing in a jiffy, supports push notifications and offline use in modern browsers. Now that’s a good amount of reason for one to install Twitter Lite. Let’s check some of the advantages in detail:
Availability: It is network resilient, which is a big yeah as for a country like India network connectivity is always a problem. This particular feature will make the app available to every willing person on the planet. Kudos Twitter Lite for attaining this level of reach.
Progressive Loading: It is speedy or one may say, really speedy, as being interactive in less than 5 seconds over 3G on most of the devices is a big deal. Another yeah, ‘coz time is money these days.
Data Usage: The data usage is reduced by as much as 40%. This is achieved as twitter lite optimizes the images and as a result the data usage is also decreased.
Space Saving: It requires only a fraction of space in one’s storage device.
And that fully justifies the term lite. Go, try it and do let us know in the comments how do you find it?