At WWDC a week ago, Apple reported its new Project Catalyst innovation to make it simpler for engineers to bring iPad applications to the Mac. Apple prodded that Twitter was an early accomplice and would utilize Project Catalyst to take Twitter back to the Mac. Presently, Twitter has presented some more subtleties on that procedure in a blog entry.
Twitter says that it will most likely influence Project Catalyst to bring its current iOS codebase to the Mac. The organization additionally notes, in any case, that it will most likely include “local Mac includes over our current iPad experience. As far as upkeep, Twitter’s designing group composes that the common codebase ought to enable it to be as productive as would be prudent.
The new Twitter for Mac application will utilize our current iOS codebase, as opposed to being worked from a different codebase, following the equivalent effective methodology we’ve utilized with Web to grow our bolstered customers. By supporting key Mac-explicit practices over our iOS code, we will almost certainly keep up highlight equality over our iOS and Mac applications with moderately low long haul upkeep costs.
Twitter’s building group likewise offers some extra shading on what occurred with the last Twitter for Mac application. While that application at a certain point “had similar roots” as the Twitter for iPhone application, Twitter chose to bet everything on the portable applications, abandoning the Mac application:
Verifiably, Twitter had a Mac application that mutual indistinguishable roots from our iPhone application. Throughout the years, Twitter for Mac and Twitter for iOS wandered as Twitter progressively centered around its portable applications. Supporting the two separate codebases was never again a reasonable alternative and at last we nightfall the local Mac application.
To concentrate on the most significant needs, Twitter guided its consideration regarding the center customers it would put resources into deliberately.