Since the launch of iOS 5 (which adds Twitter integration to iOS devices), Apple fans have been going tweetin’ mad, signing-up to the micro-blogging social network like there’s no tomorrow and uploading photos to the website using the built-in Photos app. Now, a new study has claimed that two out of every five photos uploaded to Twitter come from an Apple product, and that the Photos app is the seventh most popular photo sharing client for Twitter.
The results of the study, which are represented graphically below, note that the Twitter iPhone app is the most popular means of uploading photos to the service. In second place is the desktop website itself, and in third place is the Instagram app.
Most importantly for Apple, the study claims that five percent of tweeted photos are uploaded directly from iOS 5′s Photos app:
Apple launched iOS5 on October 12. A little over two weeks later, iOS’ new photo clients together (‘Photos on iOS’ and ‘Camera on iOS’) have already become the 7th biggest Twitter client for photo sharing (over 5% share).
This places the Photos app ahead of Tweetdeck, Twicca and Echofon.
In time, as more users update to iOS 5 or purchase new iPhone handsets, this ranking will change, and more Apple fans will likely start uploading their photos to Twitter right from the built-in application.
As a reminder, in iOS 5 you can upload images to Twitter using the sharing icon in the bottom-left of the screen when viewing a photograph in the Photos app. Touching this brings up a list of sharing options, including a “Tweet” button. If you haven’t already linked an account with your iPhone, touching this button will switch you over to the Settings app where you can sync your account with iOS 5. Once this has been completed, you can quickly and easily upload photos to Twitter right from the Photos app, using that “Tweet” button.
Let us know if you regularly take advantage of the feature in the comments. And for more information on the above, read through the details of the study at Skylines’ website.