In a couple of months, TweetDeck for iPhone, along with TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck AIR, will be no more.
According to the TweetDeck team, TweetDeck for iPhone, TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck AIR are set to be pulled from their respective app stores in early May. Shortly thereafter, these apps will be rendered completely inoperative.
Apparently, the decision to discontinue these apps has been made by the folks behind TweetDeck for them to “continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs” and to “focus our development efforts on our modern, web-based versions of TweetDeck.”
In addition, it’s a reflection of a trend whereby users are more inclined to use TweetDeck on computers and Twitter itself on mobile devices.
As such, it comes with the assurance that TweetDeck’s Mac, PC, and Web apps will remain in availability and development, albeit sans support for Facebook integration. Apparently, the feud between Twitter and Facebook remains in full sway.
If you’ll recall, Twitter acquired TweetDeck in May 2011. Back then, it was unclear what would become of what was then one of the most popular Twitter apps. But TweetDeck was basically rebranded into TweetDeck by Twitter and additionally released as native desktop and Web apps.
At least TweetDeck would continue to exist in its desktop and Web versions, which is more than you can say for Posterous. Posterous, which Twitter acquired last year, will be completely discontinued by the end of next month.