Twitter has announced that it will be shutting down several TweetDeck apps in favor of web-based versions. The company will be discontinuing support for TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck for iPhone. The apps will be removed from their respective app stores in early May and stop functioning soon after. Facebook integration will also be discontinued.
Instead, TweetDeck will be focusing on its web applications on browsers and its Chrome app. The apps relied on version 1.0 of Twitter’s API that’s being replaced by version 1.1 and as such the company informs users that performance will be sporadic before eventually going out.
The team has acknowledged that not everyone is thrilled with these new changes and has apologized. That’s pretty much all we’re getting as Twitter has been clamping down on third-party clients left and right for awhile now and it’s finally turned on itself.
“We think these web and Chrome apps provide the best TweetDeck experience yet, and that they are the apps in which you’ll want to see us add new capabilities first, followed closely by our Mac and PC apps.” said the team in a blog post.