Oct 13 AT 1:13 PM Sean Riley 13 Comments

TweetDeck drops the “beta” and makes its Market debut

The beta version of TweetDeck has been available for two months now and after pulling in about 36,000 beta testers and releasing 11 updates they finally have seen fit to give the app 1.0 status and officially launch in the Market.

TweetDeck has fantastic visuals and in my use during the beta period operated smoothly and intuitively. One major draw for the app is its ability to update and view not just Twitter, but also Facebook, Foursquare, and Buzz.

The TweetDeck team seems to be very responsive to user feedback so that certainly bodes well for the app going forward. They are already planning for their next update which will, among other things, improve landscape support, add deeper Facebook integration, and improve support for multiple accounts.

One somewhat interesting side note on the TweetDeck app is that the Android app is the first to get new features with the iPhone and iPad apps lagging behind.

For those that haven’t used it yet you can get a preview by watching the video below which offers a nice overview of the app and some of its features.

TweetDeck is free to download so I definitely recommend you at least take it for a spin and let us know what you think.

Update: If you have the beta installed already you will need to uninstall it prior to installing the new version from the Market.

Source: TweetDeck Blog

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website jg_p1

    I been using this since beta release really happy when i saw in the market this morning I hope they keep improving

  • http://nickedynick.blogspot.com Nickedynick

    I think it’s gonna take me a while to work out whether I prefer this over Twidroyd or not.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I went back to Twicca after using the TweetDeck beta for a few days, but I’ll probably give it another shot now. It definitely is a compelling app, but I think it just becomes hard to change Twitter apps after you’ve spent a lot of time with one.

      • SliestDragon

        Same here. I’ve used Twicca since it was first released on the market. TweetDeck is a great twitter app, but it will take some getting use to another app.

        • http://adomanico01.blogspot.com/ Anthony Domanico

          I just happily made the switch from Twicca to Tweetdeck. No looking back.

    • http://Website kay

      Ya i know i really love twidroid

  • MitchRapp81

    gotta admit betas 0.9.5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 had awful awful facebook connectivity. after 12-24 hours, your facebook would cease to update. fixed that … but this market entry (non-beta) doesn’t overwrite and I’m afraid to install it and see in a couple of hours that facebook updates are dead again! oh well … will wait it out.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      That’s my fault, you need to uninstall the beta before installing the new version from the Market.

  • http://Website watbetch

    TweetCaster is still a far superior Twitter client, over all of the options in the Market but I like having Facebook integration so I’m keeping TweetDeck.

    The widgets are GOD awful and pointless.

  • http://Website kr1sf

    Started using it since yesterday and quite happy with its performance

  • Uncemister

    I just tried this out and I’ve got to say, I have yet to find anything bad about TweetDeck. That being said I think I’m going to stay with the native twitter, facebook and buzz app, simply because thats what I’m used to. But honestly a fantastic app.

  • http://Website Rommel

    Great app but I have some problems uploading pictures.

  • http://Website Adrienne

    I have been having trouble all day with the FB part of this app. I LOVE tweetdeck and its the best thing since I left BB and Socialscope. I’m trying to uninstall it and reinstall it. When I look in the market at my downloads, it shows that its’ NOT installed but it’s still installed on my phone. It’s still giving updates, but if I go install it, Ihave two tweetdeck icons. Not sure what’s going on or how I fix it. Any help would be great.