By Vamien McKalin | Apr 22, 2013 09:28 AM EDT
TweetDeck is coming to an end for iPhone, Android and AIR, so users on those platforms might want to seek out another client, or just use the Web version of the application, since it won't be kicking the bucket anytime soon.
According to TweetDeck's blog, the iPhone, Android and AIR versions of the popular Twitter app will cease to exist in three weeks, on May 7. The Facebook integration will disappear from the Web and Windows clients, something that should have happened a long time ago, because it served little to no purpose.
The Web, PC and Mac versions of TweetDeck will continue to have regular support, but we can't help thinking that a year or so down the line, TweetDeck in its entirety will cease to exist.
"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," the company said in a blog post.
Here's what we think will happen in the distant future: TweetDeck will come to a complete end, but since the client is owned by Twitter, most, if not all features, will roll over to the official Twitter Web client and applications. We just don't see why Twitter would want to have the two clients running when they both do the main and important thing: getting people access to their tweets and the tweets of others.
Yes, TweetDeck is reserved for the hardcore user, while the normal Twitter client is for newbs, but both are capable of being combined into a single application. We believe this will happen. People will lose their jobs and there will probably be internal conflicts, but in the end, there will only be a single official Twitter client.
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