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Say it ain’t so: Twitter killing off TweetDeck apps

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We can’t be the only ones who cringe whenever companies send out press releases saying they hope customers are “as excited about the future” as they are. Those words almost invariably mean change is coming, and a popular product or service is going away.

Today, Twitter announced that it is stopping development of the TweetDeck apps for AIR, Android and iPhone to focus on the web versions of the popular Twitter client.

“Doubling down on TweetDeck web ex and discontinuing our app support is a reflection of where our TweetDeck power-users are going.” Uh no.

— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) March 5, 2013

So, are users as “excited about what the future holds” as the TweetDeck team claims to be?

I have an ancient version of Tweetdeck Air. I knew that once Twitter bought Tweetdeck, they’d kill it. Ugh.

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) March 4, 2013

Wait…Tweetdeck died?But I’m on Tweetdeck right now.

— Pope Brodigan LXIX (@brodigan) March 5, 2013

I can’t even think about this news that Twitter is killing tweetdeck for desktop. I love Tweetdeck.

— Katie Harbath (@katieharbath) March 5, 2013

Once Tweetdeck stops working it’s going to be tumbleweeds out here.

— Marv (@MarvB_) March 5, 2013

I wouldn’t mind so much about Tweetdeck for AIR being discontinued if the Chrome app actually worked.

— dawn m. armfield (@dawn_armfield) March 5, 2013

Twitter has to be the most self-destructive tech company to exist in decades.thenextweb.com/twitter/2013/0…

— Scott McDaniel (@mcdev) March 5, 2013

It’s a shame Twitter decided to kill off Tweetdeck for iOS app. Another twitter client bites the dust.

— chadelle (@delleacious) March 5, 2013

Dammit @twitter don’t kill off tweetdeck it’s infinitely important to the work I do #notchill

— Corey Williams (@iamed_nc) March 5, 2013

Deep down in my black coal subversive heart, I hope this inspires someone to create a *true* Tweetdeck clone. (I do miss the font.)

— kady o’malley (@kady) March 5, 2013

They’ll pry my #TweetDeck v0.37.6 from my cold, dead hands

— Micah White (@micahwhite) March 5, 2013

So the web app is exactly the same as Tweetdeck AIR but it’ll clog our browsers and make access more difficult? Gee, thanks @tweetdeck !

— Jonathan Roorda (@Stranib) March 5, 2013

Will I use Twitter as much without Tweetdeck? Maybe, the thing I liked was Tweetdeck, because I sure as hell hate the Twitter web site.

— Bill Wolff (@billwolff) March 5, 2013

I was happy with the TweetDeck app so Twitter are killing it off. Thank you for absolutely nothing @twitterapi

— Abhijeet Ahluwalia (@abhi_a) March 5, 2013

In all seriousness, I would pay money for @tweetdeck if they could keep supporting the platform of my choice.

— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) March 5, 2013

So Twitter is truly killing Tweetdeck. I’d pay real money for a desktop app that manages Twitter & FB. Surely I’m not alone on this?

— Ariane (@shonias) March 5, 2013

Why would they come out with a @tweetdeck update adding some really useful column filters and just… TAKE IT ALL AWAY? WHY?! #givemeamoment

— John Bowman (@johnbowman) March 5, 2013

@tweetdeck Congratulations! You have succeeded in driving me away from Tweetdeck entirely. Browser page is not what I want. Bye!

— Andi Mann (@AndiMann) March 5, 2013

Someone hold us and tell us everything is going to be all right.

I’m not gonna join this Tweetdeck rage brigade. I already switched to web-based Tweetdeck and Twitter for Android bc they are better.

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) March 4, 2013

Wow, web.tweetdeck.com is really nice.I don’t think I’ll miss Air-based Tweetdeck at all.

— Sam Bowne (@sambowne) March 5, 2013

Gawd. You “Internet people” are so resistant to change. Embrace Blue TweetDeck. It’s really not that bad.

— Brian Ries Verified! (@moneyries) March 5, 2013

As a departing gift, might Twitter offer the source code? Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. #SaveTweetdeck, anyone?

The least @twitter @support could do is release Tweetdeck to the open source community so they #SaveTweetdeck

— Kevin Mullett (@kmullett) March 5, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/04/say-it-aint-so-twitter-killing-off-tweetdeck-apps/

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