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Tweetdeck, Google Reader and the Death of Web Apps

20110427-tweetdeck2Yesterday, Twitter shut down Tweetdeck for the iPhone and Android and, at the same time, ended support for Facebook in the app, ending its ability to read and post to user Facebook accounts (Note: As of this writing, my Facebook columns are still working on Tweetdeck).

However, this wasn’t the first time Tweetdeck made a major change that sent users scrambling for alternatives. In December of 2011, months after its purchase of the app, Twitter recoded the application entirely, renaming it “Tweetdeck by Twitter”, and stripped out many of the apps most popular features, including LinkedIn and Foursquare support.

Though the app was able to battle back some and win over some of the people who left it, there are many, even today, who still pine for the original Tweetdeck over any other version.

But this isn’t the first time in recent memory that important Web applications have been shuttered or drastically changed. In March, Google announced that its popular Google Reader service would be shutting down July 1st and, in April, Posterous announced it was closing in a mere 30 days. Read More

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Collaborate on building social apps with zembly

If you’re on the lookout for a place to collaborate on your next social media application, then zembly might be the solution. Dubbed “a grand experiment in social programming” zembly lets users collaborate on building software for various social media applications, web apps and even mobile phones like Facebook, meebo, Google docs and the iPhone.

zembly is the place to create social applications, together.

With zembly, you easily create and host social applications of all shapes and sizes, targeting the most popular social platforms on the web. Using just your browser and your creativity, and working collaboratively with others, you create and publish Facebook apps, OpenSocial apps, meebo apps, iPhone apps, Google Gadgets, embeddable widgets, and other social applications.

Our team brings deep experience in building Internet-scale web applications, growing large open-source communities, and pioneering innovative software development tools and techniques.

zembly is currently in private beta, but you can ask for an invite by emailing [email protected]

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