Twitter recently announced that it’s killing TweetDeck for Android, iOS, and Adobe AIR, and we now have a date for the operation. TweetDeck will stop functioning and be pulled from Android and iOS on May 7, according to an announcement on the TweetDeck website.
This announcement comes as no surprise as back in March, Twitter announced the closure of the V1.0 API – which is the API baked into TweetDeck.
TweetDeck has accumulated millions of users since Twitter purchased the service back in 2011, so some people may be curious as to why the company have chosen to retire the apps rather than re-engineer them to work with the updated API.
Twitter also announced in a blog post that it will be continuing to support TweetDeck’s web application, as it believes that the Google Chrome application provides “the best TweetDeck experience yet”:
“We think these web and Chrome apps provide the best TweetDeck experience yet, and that they are the apps in which you’ll want to see us add new capabilities first, followed closely by our Mac and PC apps” – Quote by Twitter
The closure of TweetDeck was a predictable move on Twitter’s front; for a while now they have been slowing the development of third party clients in an act to encourage Twitter users to use the official Twitter clients.
If you’re a TweetDeck user, you might want to start looking for a replacement client. To make life easier, we have provided you with two of our favourite TweetDeck alternatives for each platform, which you can find below.
- Falcon Pro: “Falcon Pro brings the Ultimate Twitter Experience to your Android Phone and Tablet. Looking for a Twitter app with an Innovative UI, Buttery animations, Extra fast loading times and Unique Features ? Look no further, Falcon Pro is what you need.” Falcon Pro is available to download on the Play Store for $1.96.
- HootSuite: Millions of people use HootSuite to stay on top of all their Social Networks today. Here’s why: HootSuite is a social media management tool that helps you manage multiple Social Media accounts on the go. HootSuite supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google + and Foursquare plus many other social networks. The best thing about HootSuite is that it’s free!
- Twitterrific: Twitterrific is the award-winning, fast and elegant Twitter client that’s easy to understand and a delight to use. The unified timeline lets you browse mentions and direct messages from a single view and the new theme panel enables you to tailor the way tweets are displayed. Twitterrific is available to download for $2.99.
- Tweetbot: Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch) Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about Tweetbot. Tweetbot is available to download for $2.99.
To find out more about TweetDeck’s closure, be sure to visit TweetDeck’s official blog by hitting the source link below.