TweetDeck For iPhone Gets A New-Year Update

Thursday, 7 January 2010
Happy New Year TweetDeckers!  We hope you all had a great festive season and that 2010 is off to a good start for you.

We are kicking our new year off in fine form with a feature-packed update to the TweetDeck iPhone app, which is available now from the App Store.

v.1.3 of TweetDeck for the iPhone now gets up to speed with the desktop version in some key areas such as Lists and Retweets. We have also introduced geo-coding of tweets using your iPhone’s GPS.

Keep up with your favourite Twitter Lists

You can now take your Twitter Lists with you wherever you go by adding columns to your TweetDeck for iPhone.

Mobile retweets - whichever way you prefer

Just like in the desktop client, you can choose which method you want to use each time you retweet. New-style or old, its up to you. TweetDeck will remember your preference, but you can change it with a touch each time you RT.

Location, location, location

Want to show where in the world you are right now? Enable geo-tagging and your tweets will be automatically tagged with your current location from the GPS in your iPhone.

Want to see where your friend is tweeting from? Check out the inline map in the tweet detail screen. 

Where is everybody?

And the jewel in the geo-location crown is the super-cool “View on Map” feature. This will take all the geo-coded tweets from the column you choose and plot them on a map. You can then see in an instant where all your Twitter friends are at the moment and can zoom in for more details.

Never be stuck for company again! Simply fire up your TweetDeck, see who’s nearby and get in touch.

And more…

There have also been lots of fixes and tweaks “under the hood”, including a fix for the issue that was affecting a lot of users when trying to add their Facebook account.

The future

2010 is going to be a huge year for us here at TweetDeck, and for our mobile offerings in particular. 

Expect to see lots of big news over the next few months as we open up a whole new chapter in our mobile strategy, taking our approach of “Be the best, not just the first” into some very exciting areas.

So before you ask….chances are, we’re coming to your phone soon!