Tweet Deck ,the Twitter management app which lets the user arrange it’s list and
feeds in easy vertical rows plans to share some major overhaul later this year
said product chief Kayvon Beykpour in an interview with The Verge published last
It was acquired by Twitter on 2011 and is one of the oldest third-party
management app. Over the decade of it’s acquisition the app hasn’t seen much
changes in it’s features or design, the vertical grid has been persistent over
the years for the feeds since it first started. Twitter has made some
improvements and changes to it’s Twitter website and mobile app but TweetDeck
has been mostly static.
A much needed change for the application is on the way is what Beykpour, the
product chief has hinted, though it is unclear weather it will be launched this
year or will be only for public view. Much more debate is also ongoing about
whether there would be a change in the visual aspect or features unclear.
Here?s Beykpour?s full response regarding TweetDeck on The Verge:
> Nilay Patel: The Verge?s newsroom runs on TweetDeck.
Beykpour: Totally. And we haven?t given TweetDeck a lot of love recently. That?s
about to change; we?ve been working on a pretty big overhaul from the ground up
of TweetDeck, and it?s something that we?re excited to share publicly sometime
this year. And so that?s just an example of a Twitter-owned and operated service
that we will continue investing in. We also, over the last five years, I think,
haven?t given a lot of love to our developer ecosystem. A bunch of reasons for
that, some missteps that we?d taken in the past, then also sort of
prioritization. We are also changing that; in the last year and a half we?ve
really stepped up both our commitment and follow-through on just innovating
around the API again, getting the API back to parity from our own internal APIs
that we use to build functionality.
I think we?ve got a lot of trust to earn back with developers, since we?ve made
a lot of mistakes in the past, but it?s something that we?re actively investing
in. We hope we?ll allow developers to build really awesome stuff around the
Twitter ecosystem. One of the reasons why Twitter is where it is today is
because of developers doing cool shit that we would?ve never thought to do. And
so that?s something that we?re trying to do more of, not step away from. More to
come on that as well.
A much need revamp maybe coming after a decade long wait for the Twitter