Twitter officially axes TweetDeck with transition to new API

Twitter has officially pulled the plug on TweetDeck for Android and iPhone, as well as the Adobe AIR desktop version, with the retirement of its API v1.

The microblogging site, which announced API v1′s fate this spring but delayed the move by a month, confirmed the disconnect Tuesday in a company blog post.

“Today, we are retiring API v1 and fully transitioning to API v1.1. Given the array of blackout tests, blog posts, Tweets and other updates, this should (hopefully) not be a surprise,” Twitter’s Taylor Singletary wrote in the post.

The transition means that users of third-party Twitter clients such as TweetDeck, SilverBird, and DestroyTwitter will have to find an alternative app for viewing multiple social networking accounts simultaneously.

While noting that the majority of third-party apps have already transitioned to API v1.1, Singletary wrote that it isn’t too late for developers to update their apps and offered a collection of resources he said would smooth the transition.

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Posted in CNET on Jun 13th, 2013 by In The News Team   

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