The popular alternative to the official Twitter app, Twitterrific 5, has just received an update adding new profile layouts, an improved pull-to-refresh animation, and much more.

Developer The Iconfactory explains in the app’s release notes that a number of enhancements, along with a number of bug fixes, too, have been made in the latest version of Twitterrific.

As a reminder, Twitterrific 5 launched in the App Store almost one year ago, before receiving an iOS 7-optimizing update back in September.

Now, however, several changes have been made in Twitterrific’s 5.5.3 update, which reached the App Store earlier today.

These include a new layout for user profiles, an improved pull-to-refresh animation (which sees a Twitterrific bird hatch and fly on the spot for a few seconds, while the feed loads), and several minor enhancements:

  • New layout for user profiles
  • New pull-to-refresh animation
  • View profile banners by tapping on them
  • Swipe upwards on a photo in the image viewer to dismiss
  • Various performance enhancements throughout the app

However, that’s not all.

The Iconfactory has also fixed a number of notable bugs in this latest release, and provides information concerning the fixes in the application’s release notes:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from being displayed in people search
  • Fixed a bug where the pull-to-refresh control would disappear
  • Pinning the sidebar open on iPad doesn’t prevent VoiceOver timeline access
  • Reauthorization not needed after refreshing in the background while locked
  • Scrolling past DMs and mentions now properly marks them as read
  • Deleted tweets no longer re-appear after refreshing
  • Fixes for various crash on launch issues

Finally, Twitterrific 5 can be downloaded for 50 percent off its usual App Store price, for a limited time only. If you’ve been planning on switching over to The Iconfactory’s application, it could therefore be that now is the perfect time.

For more information on the app, be sure to take a look at some more of our previous articles.

Twitterrific 5 can be downloaded in the App Store for $2.99, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch only.

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