TweetDeck for iOS and AIR for Mac to be discontinued in early May of this year

TweetDeck for iOS and Mac to be discontinued in early May of this year

TweetDeck, who was acquired by Twitter a while back, will be discontinuing a lot of its native and quasi-native apps, including Tweetdeck iOS and Android, and its Air app for Mac. If you use TweetDeck on the web, those tools will still remain, and that's where they'll choose to focus their energies and development going forward. According to the TweetDeck blog:

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.

Anyone who has ever used AIR for Mac may actually be glad it's finally getting put out of its misery. Unfortunately, Twitter for Mac being kept alive. Torturously.

TweetDeck on the web has always been a better experience and will continue to be developed, including plugins for browsers such as Google Chrome.

The real question is, if you still use TweetDeck for iOS or AIR on your Mac, will the web version be enough for you?

Source: Posterous

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TweetDeck for iOS and AIR for Mac to be discontinued in early May of this year

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I felt like the mobile apps felt really gimped compared to the desktop equivalents, even when it came to multiple account management

I love TweetDeck for the iPhone and am severely bummed/angered by Twitter killing it off. I figured it was coming, since it hadn't been updated since November 2011, but it's easily the best Twitter client out there for what I want. Other than Hootsuite, which I haven't been able to fully enjoy, are there any other Twitter clients out there that support multiple columns for organizing the people I follow on Twitter?

Like Greg, I love TweetDeck for iPhone, and also on the Mac (and have consistently harangued them about the iPad version). HootSuite doesn't update fast enough for a chat, and nothing else seems to be industrial strength (read columns). The touted web versions require you to log in again from time to time, which means digging into my password app, and consequently the answer is "no the web version *isn't* enough". Why are they consistently decreasing my user experience?