The popular Twitter client, TweetDeck, will be shutting down for Android, iPhone, and Adobe AIR users on May 7th. The company updated its blog post over the weekend to clarify that the discontinued apps will be removed from their respective app stores and all previously installed apps will cease working. The company has also announced that it will be discontinuing Facebook integration across all existing version of TweetDeck.
TweetDeck was bought by Twitter back in 2011 and has largely been overshadowed by the official Twitter client on Android and iOS. TweetDeck will still live on as a web app for Google Chrome and as standalone apps for Mac and PC.
The death of TweetDeck will be missed by power users who valued its multiple account support and multiple column design. Twitter cites its work on creating a “fast and feature-rich web application for modern browsers” as the reason for shuttering TweetDeck on Android, iOS, and AIR.
For mobile users, there are many alternative Twitter clients as well as the official Twitter client for iOS and Android. Android users should check out Plume and Carbon while iPhone users should check out HootSuite and Echofon.
Will you miss TweetDeck? What Twitter app are you using?