Twitter introduced a new version of its mobile site in March, it calls Twitter Lite. This lite version included all the functionality of the native app – including the push notifications.
Now the Twitter has packaged the web app into an Android application and now available in the android app store – for users in Philippines alone. So this lite app will be useful in the countries where the internet speed is slow or where the cost of the data is high. The Twitter lite app will consume less data with same functionality of the native app.
Twitter told TechCrunch, “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. 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.”
The Twitter representative went on to say the app was “an experiment,” and the company is still evaluating on bringing it to other markets. Like many other ‘Lite’ apps, Twitter Lite specializes in using as little cellular data as possible, even including an extreme Data Saver mode that only loads images and videos when tapped on.
If you live in the Philippines, you can grab it from the Play Store.
Twitter Lite is now available on APKMirror, so you can try it outside of the Philippines. You can grab it here.