March 31, 2011
It’s over: the heavily panned Twitter QuickBar (known as the #dickbar to many) is gone. The annoying bar, which inserted ads into your tweet-stream on the iPhone, has been given its last rites and is dead, just days after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey rejoined the company. From the Twitter blog:
“Rather than continue to make changes to the QuickBar as it exists, we removed the bar from the update appearing in the App Store today. We believe there are still significant benefits to increasing awareness of what’s happening outside the home timeline. Evidence of the incredibly high usage metrics for the QuickBar support this. For now, we’re going back to the drawing board to explore the best possible experience for in-app notification and discovery.”Despite claiming its users actually wanted it, Twitter had been receiving quite a few complaints about the QuickBar since its debut. The understandably harsh #dickbar hashtag quickly became something of a legend. Now it is gone. More precisely, you can now head over to the App Store and download the latest update to the Twitter app released a few moments ago. This will restore your dear official Twitter client to the way it was before this entire drama. What do you think? Leave your comments below.