Tuesday 5 March 2013

TweetDeck for iOS, and Android axed by Twitter

Twitter today axed the popular App TweetDeck for iOS and Android.  The App will go off the stores in May 2013.  The reason being given by Twitter was that it will be focusing more on a web version.

Twitter had acquired TweetDeck in 2011. The apps let you see your Facebook updates and tweets on your Android and iOS devices but Twitter is discontinuing both.  As these TweetDeck apps get closer to their expiration date, users should expect some outages because these versions rely on Twitter's API, which the company is starting to retire this month.

Instead of improving on the TweetDeck apps in the past 18 months, TweetDeck said it has been focused on building applications for Web browsers and a Chrome app. The operation has doubled its team over the past six months to allow for weekly updates to its Web apps.

The TweetDeck Blog has said that, "Over the past 18 months, we’ve been focused on building a fast and feature-rich web application for modern browsers, and a Chrome app, which offers some unique features like notifications. We’ve recently introduced many enhancements to these apps –– a new look and feel, tools like search term autocomplete and search filters to help you find what you’re looking for more quickly, and automatically-updating Tweet streams so you immediately see the most recent Tweets. Our weekly web releases have been possible because we’ve nearly doubled the size of the TweetDeck team over the past six months (and we’re still hiring)."

So if you have TweetDeck on your phone be ready for its demise and search for a alternative like Carbon

Vijay Prabhu

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