Thank your lucky stars, Twitter developers. Or complain about how long Twitter took to correct things, if you prefer. Either way, a hitch with the mobile OAuth system has been fixed, and now people should actually be able to make use of it while they’re on the move.
Ryan Sarver, the Director of Platform at Twitter, wrote late yesterday, “An update has just gone live that fixes rendering of the OAuth screens for most mobile devices. We also fixed a few small nagging things like the default action is now ‘allow’ instead of deny if you just hit ‘go’ on an iPhone.”
Screenshots are available if you need to get a better idea of what this looks like. Otherwise, Sarver concluded, “Please test it out with your various mobile web apps and let us know if you run into any problems or edge cases.”
It wouldn’t be surprising if there’s a significant uptick in the number of people who use mobile Twitter apps as a result of this development.