If you’re a fan of Tweetdeck on your iOS or Android device, or even the desktop Adobe AIR version, you have until May to say goodbye.
Twitter purchased Tweetdeck a couple of years back, and it has announced that all versions save for the web browser version will stop being offered in their respective app stores, after which they’ll simply stop working. The aim is to simplify on a single web platform, according to the Tweetdeck blog.
In many ways, doubling down on the TweetDeck web experience and discontinuing our app support is a reflection of where our TweetDeck power-users are going. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices.
It’s only a gut feel, but I never found the Tweetdeck mobile experience all that pleasant. Even after multiple app updates it was always rather crash prone, which was why I stopped using it on mobile some time ago. Will you miss Tweetdeck when it’s gone?