Twitter to shut down Android, iOS versions of TweetDeck

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

A tweetdeck user stares at his screen

Twitter wants you to know that TweetDeck is its most powerful weapon — and you can’t have it.

You can’t have it, that is, if you’re using an Android phone or an iPhone — or if you for some reason prefer the old version of TweetDeck that was built on Adobe’s resource-hogging Air platform. Twitter announced via a blog post today that it’s discontinuing TweetDeck for these three platforms, effective as of May, 2013.

TweetDeck is the most powerful Twitter tool for tracking real-time conversations. Its flexibility and customizable layout let you keep up with what’s happening on Twitter, across multiple topics and accounts, in real time. To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck. To that end, we are discontinuing support for our older apps: TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and…

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