Say Goodbye To Tweetdeck For iPhone, Android and AIR

  • Focus development on Web client
  • Apps to be removed by May
  • Outdated API

Twitter has announced today that it will be discontinuing its TweetDeck apps for the iPhone, Android and AIR-based desktop clients in favour of its web client.

  • Focus development on Web client
  • Apps to be removed by May
  • Outdated API

Twitter has announced today that it will be discontinuing its TweetDeck apps for the iPhone, Android and AIR-based desktop clients in favour of its web client. The apps will be removed from their respective stores in early May and will stop functioning soon after.

 In a post on TweetDeck’s blog, the Tweetdeck team announced that they will be focusing on building a fast and feature-rich web application for modern browsers and a Chrome app which offers many enhancements including a new look and feel, tools like autocomplete for searches, search filters and automatic updating of streams.

The team also added that the decision to retire the apps was influenced by the steady trend that they were seeing wherein people are using TweetDeck more on their computers while majority of mobile users use the Twitter app. This trend coincides with an increased investment in the native Twitter app, specifically the addition of photo filters, additional editing capabilities, enhanced search and revamping user profiles.

Moreover, TweetDeck for AIR, iPhone and Android are still using the old version of Twitter’s API (Application Programming Interface) which is already being replaced by a newer version and the company warns that Twitter’s platform team may perform occasional tests that will affect the applications that rely on its previous API.

According to the TweetDeck team, they realise that the decision to discontinue this apps may not be a decision that all of their fans would understand, but they are affirming that they think that their web client and their Chrome app provide the best experience yet, and that these are the apps that people would want to see be improved in the future.

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