There's Finally a New Official Twitter App for iPhone and Android

Twitter just updated its apps for iPhone and Android. That's great news, because both were getting a bit creaky and were due for a good polish. Here's what's new in both apps:

The biggest change is that the Discover pane, which is sort of a waste right now, has been upgraded to add a new Activity stream. Here's how Twitter explains it:

Activity is a stream of updates that shows which Tweets are favorited or retweeted by the people you follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists. Activity appears below the redesigned stories in Discover. Now you can tap any story once to see Tweets about a particular trend or news article. You can then read the entire story or join the conversation by replying, retweeting or favoriting related Tweets.

Search is also improved, with suggestions for misspellings and an autocomplete option for searching for friends by first or last name. And for the beautiful narcissists out there, there's an option to get retweets and favorites of your tweets as push notifications now.

The apps are available in the App Store and Google Play now. [Twitter]