It was Facebook, Linkedin and Youtube who launched lite version of their Mobile Apps for slow connections regions. Now, Twitter is being lined up in same queue and on the way to launch its lite version of mobile app.
Twitter has confirmed to Tech news Website TechCrunch that it is testing twitter lite in Philippines. This App is a native Android equivalent to its Lite website. Countries where slower phone networks and limited phone storage make the standard app less practical, this app would be more user and network friendly. While many of the core Twitter functions are still there, the focus is on cutting out all the media that chews up valuable bandwidth.
“The test of the Twitter Lite app in the Google Play Store in the Philippines is another opportunity to increase the availability of Twitter in this market,” said a Twitter spokesperson. “The Philippines market has slow mobile networks and expensive data plans, while mobile devices with limited storage are still very popular there. Twitter Lite helps to overcome these barriers to usage for Twitter in the Philippines.”
He further described the app as “an experiment” and that Twitter was still evaluating whether to launch it in further markets.
Twitter has much of Its user outside USA and this time Twitter is focusing on grabbing users in slow connection area. According to a report published in July this year, over 1 million Americans quit twitter.
Twitter, didn’t reveal the date of launching for other countries, But, we can guess, it would be soon after testing completed