TweetDeck for iPhone to exit App Store, stop functioning on May 7

If you're a TweetDeck for iPhone fan, Twitter's most recent update, posted just today, has some dire news for you:

TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone will be removed from their respective app stores and will stop functioning on May 7. Our Facebook integration will also stop on May 7.

I never liked TweetDeck for iOS, or TweetDeck in general for that matter, so I'm not exactly heartbroken to see the iPhone version get taken out back and shot. Still, I'm sure it had its share of fans, and it's approach was different enough that nothing else really takes its place.

That said, if you're holding on tight to TweetDeck, once it's pried cold and dead from your still living hand, you might want to try out one of the following:

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • TweetDeck was good up until Twitter got their hands on it. It was like a Command Center for social but Twitter ruined it. I haven't used it since so I'm not that sad to see it go. Unfortunately, nothing can replace it. Although, Tweetbot could but I know they wouldn't add that kind of functionality.
  • Tweetbot doesn't exactly work like tweetdeck, but it does a great job! For me it's one (if not the) best Twitter client for iPhone. But well people may differ.
  • That sucks. But why is Facebook integration being disabled? What exactly are we loosing with Facebook Integration being gone.
  • I don't get it; didn't Twitter purchase Tweetdeck for $50 million in 2010? It's been over 2 years and not one update has been made and they're pulling it from the App Store..
  • Money well spent?
  • It was good while it lasted. I've moved on a year ago to tweetbot. Thanks for the memories.
  • I always preferred HootSuite for Twitter and Facebook integration and, so far, that's still available.
  • This does not surprise me at all. Since the purchase they have stopped supporting the desktop app. Worked only on the web version and stopped updating the iPhone app. And never mad an iPad version. Tweetdeck was the bomb and twitter ruined it
  • Tweetdeck was very good no moving to tweetbot