TweetDeck to launch custom 'Mobile Web' site – Android app still ongoing

In a rather long-winded blog post about the future of the internet itself, TweetDeck has today outlined a couple of its BIG PLANS for bringing the popular Twitter interface tool to the world’s mobile users.

BIG PLAN #1 is a specific Android TweetDeck project, which has been hinted at before. That’s still ongoing, with TweetDeck now promising “to bring the next generation TweetDeck to Android” sometime, somehow.

BIG PLAN #2 is the introduction of a simple “Mobile Web” version of the Tweet-tool, which will run within any phone’s browser and come with optimised stylesheets to ensure it works as well as possible on every mobile platform.

Here’s a bit of TweetDeck comment on its Mobile Web interface:

“Using TweetDeck will be as easy as going to our url in a browser. Now you can check out the latest hashtags on your friend’s phone without enraging them by installing software that runs forever in the background. We’ve designed TweetDeck Mobile Web to work on really slimmed down devices, so pretty much anything with a web browser will do”

And here’s the bewildering complex desktop TweetDeck tool as it currently stands. Good luck fitting all of this into a 320×480 resolution window…

tweetdeck mobile web android

Also citing “battery life” issues with apps that run in the background, TweetDeck says that a simple web-based interface is what it believes to be the best solution for a mobile TweetDeck offering. We can’t argue with that.

UPDATE:
When dealing with the angry comments that have already appeared beneath the post, TweetDeck man Richard Barley said “The Android app is coming very soon”. Lovely.

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  1. There’s two of us building the Android client for TweetDeck. It’s healthy, innovative and well on the way to release. Hopefully sooner rather than later, but we don’t want to release something unfinished or under-featured in the competitive Android Twitter space.

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  2. Gary C

     /  May 14, 2010

    Thanks, Max. Good luck!

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