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Twitter hires developer of Falcon Pro to help improve the official Android app
The official Twitter application for Android isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just not the most intuitive or attractive option in the Play Store. There are a multitude of great third party Twitter apps available, most of which bring some handy features to the social network that aren’t available through the official app. So if you’ve been disappointed with the progress of Twitter’s official app, here’s some good news – Joaquim Vergès, the developer behind the popular Falcon Pro app on Android, has just been hired by Twitter itself.
In a series of tweets, Vergès explained to his followers that he’ll be joining the Android core UI team at Twitter, which means he’ll be working on the official Twitter app from here on out.
Guys, big news. It’s finally official. I’m joining the @Twitter Android core UI team!— Joaquim Vergès (@joenrv) August 7, 2015
Falcon stays with me. IMO It’ll be a great place to try new experiments without the slowness of a big company.— Joaquim Vergès (@joenrv) August 7, 2015
He goes on to say that he’s “grown tired of all the third party limitations”, and that he wants to “make a killer official app with full API and a modern UI.” He also clarifies that his own application, Falcon Pro, isn’t going anywhere. In fact, he plans to use Falcon Pro for experiments without getting slowed down by a big company.
Falcon Pro is arguably one of the best third party Twitter apps for Android, so it will be really interesting to see what comes of the official app in the years to come. If you haven’t yet tried Falcon Pro, now is a good time to do so. Head to the Play Store link below to check it out!