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Twitter to Shut Down TweetDeck Apps, Will be Removed From Google Play in May


Today, it was announced that Twitter-owned TweetDeck will be re-focusing and doubling their efforts on web applications and their highly popular Chrome app. In doing so, the Android and iOS versions of this client are being discontinued and completely removed from their respective stores starting in May. This ties in with the retirement of Twitter’s v1.0 API which TweetDeck has spoken of before.

Below are two snippets from TweetDeck’s full blog post on the upcoming shutdown. 

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.

Additionally, TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone rely on v1.0 of Twitter’s API, which we are retiring starting this month. Leading up to that retirement, Twitter’s platform team will be performing occasional tests that will affect applications that rely on API v1.0. Over the next two months users of TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone may experience some outages with those apps before they are removed from their respective app stores in early May.

Will anyone be sad to see it go?

Via: Tweetdeck

Cheers Northside!

  • Echofon, Plume, and Tweetcaster. It’s all good.

  • Marc

    twicca for life

  • Dan

    this blows. i’ve tried a bunch of other twitter apps but none can match how tweetdeck can retain my place in my timeline even if i leave twitter alone for a day or two. does anyone have a reccomendation of an app that does this? the “day or two” requirement is important, I’d like to have my timeline work even if it goes beyond twitters 24 hour limit of seeing old tweets or whatnot. i’ve seen a few that will rewind to the earliest tweet that twitter allows but won’t go beyond this.

  • An update to a dead app posted by a useless acquired company on a dead blogging platform acquired by the same buyer. Wow.

  • I had to switch over to Tweakdeck on my Android when Tweetdeck stopped updating and the @ feature was crappy. But I still use Tweetdeck Air on my MacBook – I hate the Twitter native interface (mostly because of the ads). Maybe I’ll just use TwitterGadget (what I use at work) until iGoogle goes away.

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  • Bhugtaan Pragyaware

    But why tweeter do so, I think twitter must renew its agreement policy with tweakdeck and continue this app on all stores.

    All recharge from one mobile

  • Patrick Hollenbeck

    Scope is a pretty decent alternative to Tweetdeck, if you’re looking for something to incorporate Facebook and Twitter into the same feed.

  • Lol WTF? Didn’t they buy Tweetdeck? Um, my guess is they are merging it into their app….

  • Joe Helfrich

    I’m still using the Adobe Air app version of TweetDeck, which ignores a lot of spammy twitter stuff. Guess I’ll have to find something else.

    • The air version is superior to the newest versions. I’m not sure what I’m going to do.

  • Why is Twitter focusing on a second online Twitter interface?

  • kane

    Twitter needs new management

    • CapnShiner

      Twitter needs to pull its head out of its ass. I don’t care how.

  • Great, I’ve been using TweakDeck for ages, looks like Twitter has gone full retard.

    • DanPatrickFlores

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought Tweakdeck was a different developer. Would they still be effected by this?

      • CapnShiner

        They used to be but Twitter bought them a while back and just ruined it.

        • jdomann

          Tweetdeck = bought by Twitter.
          Tweakdeck = clone managed by MoDaCo.

          • CapnShiner

            Thanks for pointing that out. (not being sarcastic)

          • jdomann

            No problem, I used to follow Paul O’Brien and wondered what he was referring to when he’d mention Tweakdeck. I’ve never used either, so without that I wouldn’t have known either.

          • michael arazan

            So not only is twitter cutting off Twitter apps and limiting them at 100k tokens, they are cutting off their own apps too? Twitter couldn’t find a way to make money if they owned and operated a Mint

        • DanPatrickFlores

          Well that sucks, thanks for the link though.

  • Im highly upset… Tweetdeck was my favorite android twitter client. Oh well, im a falcon boy now!

    • CapnShiner

      Same here. I used to like having my Twitter and Facebook feeds together but I found myself having to use the Facebook app or mobile website a lot because TweetDeck lacked too many Facebook functions and I had to keep opening the browser or Twitter app to view images and videos linked from tweets. Not having threaded tweets was annoying too. I tried Seesmic and I didn’t like it. I heard so many good things about Falcon from Kellex, so I decided to try it and never looked back. I uninstalled TweetDeck and now I use Falcon (the widget, not Falcon Pro) and the Facebook official app. I want to support Falcon’s developer but I want to see the app and widget merged into a single package before I buy it.

  • It would be nice if there was a comparable alternative app that integrates Facebook and Foursquare posts into my timeline in the same way TweetDeck for Android does. The only thing I use the native Facebook and Twitter apps for is push notifications – TweetDeck is what I use to course through my social media stream.

    I guess there’s Seismic, but I’m not a fan of the interface :/.

    • At least they’ve officially acknowledged that their Android app is pretty much dead. Sad since I’ve been following updates since their first Android beta released.

    • Frank Rice

      Try Scope. It works pretty well.

    • Kiefer Lobb

      Plume does that decently as well. Using it as my main twitter app for years.

  • danofiveo

    I don’t recall if I’ve ever used it. Or if I did, I uninstalled it right away.

  • I’m crying. I think I might retire from Twitter.

    • tanknspank

      Or, you know, use a decent Twitter client, move on from the past, etc etc.

      • Meh

        A decent Twitter client until Twitter’s 100,000 user token is reached and the decent Twitter app is forced to shut down.

        Then, you’re only left with Twitter’s mediocre app and their mediocre website filled with ad-based tweets.

        So much fun!

        • tanknspank

          I’m just joking with a friend dude. Most will still work beyond the point the limit is reached for current users. Find one ya like and you’ll be fine.

          Only ones with push might be affected since they are forced to pay for something that doesn’t bring in revenue anymore, which most don’t have anyway.

          • Meh

            But people still want push into their Twitter apps. You can bet the official app will keep it.

            I realize you’re joking with a friend but the reality is that all third party Twitter apps will eventually shut down as Twitter, quite honestly, told all 3rd party Twitter devs to go screw themselves with these new restrictions.

  • Best Twitter Client. Nothing lasts forever. It still works on all my devices even tablets. The native twitter app is POS compared to Tweetdeck.

  • tanknspank

    In other news, Dave will have to find a new twitter app. Finally…

  • DennisHeffernan

    I’ve been using the AIR version on Windows XP for a long time now. I absolutely DO NOT WANT a Twitter app that’s baked into my browser. I’m giving Twhirl a try now.

  • I use it everyday…so I guess I need suggestions for multiple accounts

  • JetBlue

    How about we remove the 100k token limit on 3rd party apps? or perhaps buy Falcon Pro and Carbon?

    • No, don’t let Twitter get their hands on my Twitter apps!

    • they bought tweetdeck and shut it down what do you think would happen to falcon pro…

    • CapnShiner

      You bite your tongue! Falcon/Falcon Pro is awesome and TweetDeck was too, back in the day. Twitter ruined and now killed TweetDeck and I assume they would do the same to Falcon. I don’t see any of TweetDeck’s features in the official Twitter app for Android, do you? I doubt they would actually use a Falcon purchase to improve the Twitter app. They would just kill it like they did to TweetDeck.

      Now, that being said, I am all for repealing the token limit on 3rd party apps.

    • Lukas Frimer Tholander

      Twitter wil just ruin them!

  • Shane Redman

    I love the chrome app…

  • DBK

    You bastards…….

    • Fattie McDoogles

      You killed Kenny!

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  • sc0rch3d

    I use TweetDeck multiple times a day. Very simple app to read all my FB and Twitter posts in one easy view

    • KinnaSlone

      what Luis responded I am amazed that people able to make $8142 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you read this link

      • BillySkerry3

        I am Amazed !!

    • Thomas Malsbury

      I have also been using TweetDeck since my OG Droid. I have tried many other twitter apps from time to time, but always come back to TweetDeck. Does anyone have a good recommendations for a worthy replacement?

      • Joshua Percell

        Carbon (the twitter client) is an awesome twitter app. (Not to be confused with carbon backup)

        • Thomas Malsbury

          I have tried Carbon on my phone, but it is not yet compatible with my tablet and I really would like to use the same app on both. The main reason I keep coming back to TweetDeck is having quick access to standing searches and lists in columns. I have yet to find another app that makes it as easy.

          • CapnShiner

            Have you Tried Falcon Pro? The latest version has tablet support now.

          • Joshua Percell

            You can, though you will be using the phone layout until he provides a tablet interface.

        • sc0rch3d

          that doesn’t solve my need to read FB posts (and no, the answer is not “just delete your FB account”) 🙂