Twitter’s stop-start historical past of Mac improvement entered a brand new period right this moment with the discharge of one more all-new app. The Twitter app is now available within the Mac App Store, however just for customers operating the brand new model of macOS, Catalina.
That’s as a result of the app was constructed with a Catalina framework known as Catalyst that permits builders to port their iPad apps over to the Mac with much less work than earlier than. Twitter introduced that it could assist Catalyst at this yr’s WWDC in June, although different firms like Netflix have been much less enthusiastic. Twitter is by far essentially the most notable Catalyst app thus far.
In Twitter’s case, it’s not like the brand new Mac app is a straight port of the iPad app operating in a window — the UI is generally totally different general. But it doesn’t fairly really feel native to the Mac, both. It appears fairly ridiculous in full-screen (because it does on the iPad, to be truthful), and the Mac-style toolbar visually clashes with Twitter’s personal beneath it.
Still, hey, new Twitter app for Mac. That’s one thing. Though additionally it is value mentioning that, much more so than with most up-to-date macOS releases, you may need to maintain off on updating Catalina till you’re actually positive it gained’t break something.