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Twitter announced some useful additions today to the Twitter Kit, which is part of the company’s Fabric software-development kit. Now, with just a small change, iOS and Android developers can get entire user timelines and Twitter search results in their apps.
“With user timelines, you can seamlessly integrate tweets from any Twitter account into your service – in just a few lines of code,” Twitter product manager Michael Ducker wrote in a blog post on the news. “With search timelines, you can automatically display search results based on key terms relevant to your app experience.”
In addition to adding user timelines and search timelines to Twitter Kit, the messaging service is also adding guest authentication to timelines, so developers won’t need to make app users enter their Twitter login credentials.
This might all look like developer news, but really, it highlights a strategic priority for Twitter as a company. It needs to make tweets more visible, accessible, and relevant — because that in turn can improve the value of Twitter’s content for advertising purposes, which is where the company earns much of its money.
Twitter first launched Fabric in October.
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