Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that it will be bringing back “Twitter to Mac” with the help from Apple’s Project Catalyst, which is Apple’s initiative to port their iOS apps into Mac.
At WWDC last week, Apple announced its new Project Catalyst technology teasing Twitter to bring back to the Mac. Now, Twitter has offered up some more information on the process in a blog post. Twitter says that it will be able to leverage Project Catalyst to bring its existing iOS codebase to the Mac. The company also notes, to add native Mac features on top of the current iPad experience.
In February 2018, Twitter pulled the application from Apple’s App Store after a history of sporadic updates and recommended that people use the web version. Twitter says that with Project Catalyst, they’ll be able to use their existing iOS codebase and will add on features for desktops “while keeping our maintenance efficient as we continue to improve this shared codebase in the years to come.”
The all-new Twitter for Mac is being developed and is scheduled for an early launch by this year on macOS Catalina 10.15. Twitter says the upcoming Mac app will have full feature parity with other Twitter platforms plus additional changes like resizable windows with dynamic content, multiple windows support, native notifications, drag and drop, and keyboard support.