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MacRumors
Apr 19, 2013, 04:11 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/tweetdecklogo.jpgAs noted in March (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/04/twitter-kills-off-tweetdeck-for-iphone-in-favor-of-web-edition-drops-facebook-integration/), Twitter is planning to end support for TweetDeck for iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetdeck/id429654148?mt=8), TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck AIR. In an update to its original blog post (http://tweetdeck.posterous.com/an-update-on-tweetdeck) today, Twitter announced that the services will be shut off on May 7.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.Though it is ending support for the aforementioned services, Twitter will continue development on its TweetDeck web app (https://web.tweetdeck.com) and Google Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/empty-title/hbdpomandigafcibbmofojjchbcdagbl?hl=en) apps, with a secondary focus on its native Mac and PC apps.

Twitter will also be dropping Facebook integration from the remaining versions of TweetDeck.

TweetDeck*for Mac, which is still supported, is a free download (http://appshopper.com/mac/social-networking/tweetdeck) from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tweetdeck/id485812721?mt=12)]

Article Link: Twitter to End Support for TweetDeck for iPhone on May 7 (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/twitter-to-end-support-for-tweetdeck-for-iphone-on-may-7/)



AkuskaUK
Apr 19, 2013, 04:15 PM
Stopping support? They released the "new" version of the client and then haven't touched it in nearly 2 years...

*Edit: Last update was 31st October 2011!!

SmileyBlast!
Apr 19, 2013, 04:20 PM
That was one useful app. I wonder if someone else will fill the void?

RoastingPig
Apr 19, 2013, 04:34 PM
they never update anyways

iBoffin
Apr 19, 2013, 04:39 PM
I wonder if someone else will fill the void?

I suspect Tweetbot (http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/mac/) already fills it. :)

coolfactor
Apr 19, 2013, 04:44 PM
I have a client that was brainwashed by a colleague into thinking that they needed TweetDeck into order to use Twitter.

I always saw TweetDeck as having a very strong userbase, but I guess the announcement that it's being discontinued leads me to believe that this assumption was wrong, at least on those devices.

DJJAZZYJET
Apr 19, 2013, 05:21 PM
oh no, whatever shall i do...

vanillaspice
Apr 19, 2013, 06:04 PM
I suspect Tweetbot (http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/mac/) already fills it. :)

Not by a long shot.

Tweetdeck has been used for awhile now by social media pros who had only a couple requirements: To manage feeds from at least Facebook and Twitter (which Tweetbot does not), and to be updated somewhat close to real time (which next to nobody does). The closest in functionality is that great crippleware Hootsuite, which takes forever just to put a blue dot next to a feed, indicating there are entries it's not showing you.

Astroexe
Apr 19, 2013, 06:08 PM
What's sad is that Twitter started cutting back on what second-party developers could do with their API.. meaning the market for twitter clients vastly shrunk.

..could this be the start of the end for professional Twitter users?

Corrode
Apr 19, 2013, 06:34 PM
I suspect Tweetbot (http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/mac/) already fills it. :)

$20 though. I love Tweetbot for iOS but can't justify that kind of money when a fast web browser functions close to the same.

weezor
Apr 19, 2013, 06:36 PM
What's sad is that Twitter started cutting back on what second-party developers could do with their API.. meaning the market for twitter clients vastly shrunk.


They still don't have any official API call to fetch responses for a particular tweet. This was requested 2010 already!! :mad:

the8thark
Apr 19, 2013, 07:06 PM
I suspect Tweetbot (http://tapbots.com/software/tweetbot/mac/) already fills it. :)
Not by a long shot.

Um actually yes it does. Well for me anyways. Simple to use, elegant, similar UI in the OS X and iOS clients etc etc. That's why I coughed up the rather expensive $20 I think it was for the OS X version. It's a good little twitter client.

lolkthxbai
Apr 19, 2013, 07:41 PM
What's going on at twitter @_@
Their just cutting support left and right for everything

philosopherdog
Apr 19, 2013, 07:56 PM
Thank god. Another piece of adobe crapware bites the dust. I guess Twitter just bought it out of fear that someone might use it as the basis for a competing network. It's always completely puzzled me why such crappy software was ever so popular. But then there's Windows: also popular, also crappy! I digress.

d0vr
Apr 19, 2013, 08:03 PM
Reckon twitter will disappear in the not to distant future? They've got a very strong user base, but they seem to keep struggling to profit from it.

SoGood
Apr 19, 2013, 08:29 PM
When Twitter withdraws support on Tweetbot, that's the day when Twitter will die.

quietstormSD
Apr 19, 2013, 09:47 PM
::yawn::, time to put that app in dropbox or something incase both your computer and phone crash at the same or similar times. I always do this for apps that are going to be removed whether by apple or the developer or for apps that will lose some sort of functionality because Apple later tells the developer to remove it in an update. (Bump the most recent victim with song sharing)

vmachiel
Apr 20, 2013, 02:13 AM
$20 though. I love Tweetbot for iOS but can't justify that kind of money when a fast web browser functions close to the same.

I felt the same way about the mac version. Until I came home from a bar one night, saw my laptop was still on and bought it. Now I can't use the crappy twitter web interface anymore. If you ever have some cash to spare, it's really really good

gmcalpin
Apr 20, 2013, 01:52 PM
Thank god. Another piece of adobe crapware bites the dust.
…"Adobe"?

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm sure someone will, because it's the internet), but other than Tweetdeck AIR (which I'd never heard of until now), only the desktop version had anything to do with Adobe -- because it also used Adobe AIR -- but it hasn't done that since December 2011.

vanillaspice
Apr 20, 2013, 05:04 PM
…"Adobe"?

but it hasn't done that since December 2011.

Lots of people either refused to upgrade after v 0.38.2 or uninstalled the Web or Chrome version and downgraded once they found out how many features they lost after the Twitter buyout.

palmharbor
Apr 20, 2013, 05:32 PM
twitter is the best service to waste your time posting information that most likely no one will ever read
or care about....[/color]

Flash SWT
Apr 20, 2013, 11:31 PM
Twitter's application decisions confuse me.

iOS: "Twitter" is the main client which is updated regularly. "TweetDeck" is discontinued, hasn't been updated in forever.

OS X: "TweetDeck" is the main client which is updated regularly. "Twitter" is discontinued, hasn't been updated in forever.

I like the plain ol' Twitter app on my iPhone, works great. I actually preferred the "Twitter" program on OS X as well, was so much easier for me to manage multiple accounts. TweetDeck works, but not as well for my needs. I'm disappointed they discontinued the name brand client.

the8thark
Apr 20, 2013, 11:42 PM
I felt the same way about the mac version. Until I came home from a bar one night, saw my laptop was still on and bought it. Now I can't use the crappy twitter web interface anymore. If you ever have some cash to spare, it's really really good

I happen to agree. It's very good. And being able to have two different twitter lists side by side is very nice. Something I enjoy about tweetbot. The price tag hurt but if you can afford it, it's worth it.

alphaod
Apr 21, 2013, 12:33 AM
Sure…

I've been using Twitteriffic exclusively for years now.

lucascampelo
Apr 21, 2013, 02:02 AM
Not by a long shot.

Tweetdeck has been used for awhile now by social media pros who had only a couple requirements: To manage feeds from at least Facebook and Twitter (which Tweetbot does not), and to be updated somewhat close to real time (which next to nobody does). The closest in functionality is that great crippleware Hootsuite, which takes forever just to put a blue dot next to a feed, indicating there are entries it's not showing you.

Tweetbot uses the streaming API in the timeline, so it IS real time. Not lists or searches though (if these were the basis for your comment).

vanillaspice
Apr 21, 2013, 02:37 PM
Not lists or searches though (if these were the basis for your comment).

No, it's the ability to manage and interact with both Twitter AND Facebook feeds.

malexandria
Apr 21, 2013, 07:02 PM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/twitter-to-end-support-for-tweetdeck-for-iphone-on-may-7/)


Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/tweetdecklogo.jpg)As noted in March (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/04/twitter-kills-off-tweetdeck-for-iphone-in-favor-of-web-edition-drops-facebook-integration/), Twitter is planning to end support for TweetDeck for iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tweetdeck/id429654148?mt=8), TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck AIR. In an update to its original blog post (http://tweetdeck.posterous.com/an-update-on-tweetdeck) today, Twitter announced that the services will be shut off on May 7.Though it is ending support for the aforementioned services, Twitter will continue development on its TweetDeck web app (https://web.tweetdeck.com) and Google Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/empty-title/hbdpomandigafcibbmofojjchbcdagbl?hl=en) apps, with a secondary focus on its native Mac and PC apps.

Twitter will also be dropping Facebook integration from the remaining versions of TweetDeck.

TweetDeck*for Mac, which is still supported, is a free download (http://appshopper.com/mac/social-networking/tweetdeck) from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tweetdeck/id485812721?mt=12)]

Article Link: Twitter to End Support for TweetDeck for iPhone on May 7 (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/19/twitter-to-end-support-for-tweetdeck-for-iphone-on-may-7/)

This is further proof that you should never build a business that is based on someone else's API.

3083joe
Apr 21, 2013, 09:28 PM
Tweetbot uses the streaming API in the timeline, so it IS real time. Not lists or searches though (if these were the basis for your comment).

Hate to see this. Love the ability to add columns of ppl I want to read regularly

MattInOz
Apr 21, 2013, 11:35 PM
twitter is the best service to waste your time posting information that most likely no one will ever read
or care about....[/color]

To be fair most "social media" is becoming more and more like yelling at the TV everyday.

tekboi
Apr 22, 2013, 12:10 AM
Um actually yes it does. Well for me anyways. Simple to use, elegant, similar UI in the OS X and iOS clients etc etc. That's why I coughed up the rather expensive $20 I think it was for the OS X version. It's a good little twitter client.

Let me know when Tweetbot supports Facebook and other social network and has scheduled tweets, then i'll consider spending $20 for an app. Until then... they can keep their overpriced OS X app.

OldSchoolMacGuy
Apr 22, 2013, 09:59 AM
Awesome of Twitter to buy TweetDeck, an app that was updated weekly, remove a bunch of it's features, then stop updating it and eventually kill it. :mad:

SpyderBite
Apr 22, 2013, 10:27 AM
I've always used TweetCaster for posting to Twitter and FB simultaneously and the native apps for content consumption. This will not affect me.

Shrink
Apr 22, 2013, 10:29 AM
Oh dear...

Um...what's a Twitter??:confused:

the8thark
Apr 23, 2013, 04:38 AM
Let me know when Tweetbot supports Facebook and other social network and has scheduled tweets, then i'll consider spending $20 for an app. Until then... they can keep their overpriced OS X app.

This is Tweetbot not anysocialnetworkbot. Tweetbot does it's job very well. If you want the adium of the twitter world you'll have to look elsewhere.

0dev
Apr 23, 2013, 06:23 AM
Reckon twitter will disappear in the not to distant future? They've got a very strong user base, but they seem to keep struggling to profit from it.

The same can be said of Facebook right now, but neither is about to suddenly disappear.

d0vr
Apr 23, 2013, 08:03 AM
The same can be said of Facebook right now, but neither is about to suddenly disappear.

People have more of their lives recorded on FB. Twitter deletes your tweets as they get too old anyway (at least they used to?). Not as big a loss.

0dev
Apr 23, 2013, 09:05 AM
People have more of their lives recorded on FB. Twitter deletes your tweets as they get too old anyway (at least they used to?). Not as big a loss.

That's becoming less and less true these days. A lot of people I know simply don't log on anymore, and these are ~18 year olds at uni, the original target market. Advertisers aren't too fond of Facebook these days either.

Twitter doesn't delete your tweets as they get old, I have no idea where you got that from.

tekboi
Apr 23, 2013, 05:07 PM
This is Tweetbot not anysocialnetworkbot. Tweetbot does it's job very well. If you want the adium of the twitter world you'll have to look elsewhere.

I'm very well aware of what the app is. I'm saying that it just doesn't compare to the functionality of TweetBot AIR. The fact that Tweetbot still doesn't have a connect button & can't schedule tweets just solidifies my point.

vanillaspice
Apr 24, 2013, 12:22 AM
This is Tweetbot not anysocialnetworkbot. Tweetbot does it's job very well. If you want the adium of the twitter world you'll have to look elsewhere.

OK, fine. We can refer to Tweetdeck as Anysocialnetworkdeck if you prefer.

Mackilroy
Apr 24, 2013, 04:52 PM
The fact that Tweetbot still doesn't have a connect button & can't schedule tweets just solidifies my point.
How many non-official Twitter clients can you name that have a connect button? Twitter's own program for OS X doesn't have one.

About tweet scheduling-annoying, perhaps, but not really such a loss in my opinion.