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Twitter Kills Off TweetDeck for iPhone in Favor of Web Edition, Drops Facebook Integration

TweetdecklogoTwitter has ended support for TweetDeck for iPhone, Android, and TweetDeck AIR, the company said in a blog posting today. TweetDeck first arrived on the iPhone back in 2009.

Instead, Twitter is focusing development on its TweetDeck web app and Google Chrome apps, and secondarily on its native Mac and PC apps.

Additionally, the company is dropping Facebook integration from all versions of TweetDeck.
TweetDeck is the most powerful Twitter tool for tracking real-time conversations. Its flexibility and customizable layout let you keep up with what’s happening on Twitter, across multiple topics and accounts, in real time. To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck. To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone. They will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and will stop functioning shortly thereafter. We’ll also discontinue support for our Facebook integration.
The company claims the web and Chrome apps will provide "the best TweetDeck experience yet", with those apps receiving new features first. The native Mac and PC apps will receive updates soon after.

TweetDeck for Mac is a free download from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 15 months ago
"I like what Twitter is doing." -said no one in the past 2 years
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Posted: 15 months ago


Don't mess with my tweeting :D.
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Posted: 15 months ago
Who is running Twitter now days? Steve Ballmer? :D

Marcus
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Posted: 15 months ago
thats just weird
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Posted: 15 months ago
Did I read correctly, or does this tell me that I will be asked to update my TweetDeck for Mac in order to remove a feature?
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 15 months ago
Removing Facebook support? I may not like FB, but having it built in to TweetDeck was a lifesaver. I could just post to all of my required areas with one post instead of logging in to my different accounts. This is ridiculous.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 15 months ago
Wow.
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Posted: 15 months ago
This is horrible news. I use Tweet Deck on my Iphone all the time. I like it a lot better than the official Twitter app. I also still use the Adobe Air version on my Mac Book. The non-air version is horrible. I just might delete my Twitter account once Tweet Deck stops working.:mad::confused::eek:
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 15 months ago
I for one am glad any time an AIR app dies. Adobe AIR itself needs to go next.
Rating: 1 Positives
Posted: 15 months ago
Is Twitter trying to kill their business?

Twitter has a wide variety of client apps supporting their service. "We've decided we can make the best apps out there, so we're killing off other client apps by both not approving them and putting harsh limits on how many people they can support"

And now "Well, we've decided to kill our best clients, you all will go to the website now"
Rating: 1 Positives

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