Twitter adds location trends to Android, iOS apps


Twitter is rolling out revamped versions of its flagship applications for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android, highlighted by the addition of localized trends data.

Twitter Trends, first introduced via the Web in 2010, spotlight hot-button subjects dominating social media conversation in hundreds of cities across the globe. Smartphone users can now access Trends to see what people are talking about in their home market or browse which subjects are driving Twitter interactions in other locations.

With Twitter for iOS version 5.6, users may now invite their friends to join the microblogging platform from within the app. The update also promises improved playback of Vine videos: Vine, introduced by Twitter in January, enables iOS device owners to film and share videos running no longer than six seconds.

Twitter passed the 200 million monthly active user milestone in late 2012. Research firm comScore reports that 53.6 percent of unique Twitter users access the platform via mobile device.

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