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TweetDeck for Android and iPhone will be scrapped on May 7th

TweetDeck for Android and iPhone will be scrapped on May 7th
Zen Terrelonge

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Devices / iPhone / April 23rd 2013 at 10:35AM

Claims the service is more popular on desktops than it is on mobiles.

Twitter's TweetDeck allows users to track real-time social media conversations and posts from one hub. However, the cross-platform dashboard says TweetDeck for Android, TweetDeck for iPhone and TweetDeck AIR will be removed from app stores and stop functioning on May 7th, while Facebook integration will also be killed.

This follows the service's recent pledge to concentrate its efforts on web-based app versions of TweetDeck, rather than mobile, claiming new tools like search autocomplete and automatic stream updates will make the service faster for users.

The company says the team has almost doubled over the past six months and is continuing to hire, which will help the production of desktop features.

TweetDeck blogged: "Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady trend towards people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices. This trend coincides with an increased investment in Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android –– adding photo filters and other editing capabilities, revamping user profiles and enhancing search.

"That said, we know this applies to most of our users –– not all of them. And for those of you who are inconvenienced by this shift, our sincere apologies."