Twitter CEO Dick Costolo yesterday at a Web 2.0 dinner stated that “the recent iOS 5 Twitter integration has notably increased signups 3x”.
This means that many of the companies that have popular iPhone apps have already implemented the iOS 5 Twitter features.
That’s what I thought at first. But after further investigation, I realized that most of these additional signups are probably coming from users simply configuring the Twitter settings that are now baked right into iOS 5. From the Settings app you can easily setup your Twitter account.
Additionally, from a developers point of view, Twitter’s single sign-on feature alleviates a lot of issues. Twitter integration is now a piece of cake. Check out this blog article on how simple it is to integrate Twitter into an app under iOS 5. This makes the older solutions look like a nightmare, using OAuth or packages like MGTwitterEngine.