TweetDeck Closure Set for May 7
On Friday, Twitter officially put a date on the closure of TweetDeck- they announced that all Android, iPhone and AIR apps will be pulled on May 7th. Facebook integration was also announced to end on the same day. The announcement was an expected one as it was previously reported in March that Twitter would be taking down TweetDeck on Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Adobe’s AIR mobile platforms.
As of right now, Twitter will be focusing on web-only development for TweetDeck, with hopes of keeping the dedicated Web app and Google Chrome app iterations alive. Desktop versions for the Mac and PC will still be available and should receive updates regularly.
In 2011, Twitter bought the real-time conversation tracking app for $40 million and has turned it into a powerful web app.
Do you use TweetDeck? Are you upset about the shutdown?