I never thought it would be one of the most used services on my phone, but it’s true. I’m often checking Twitter and posting tweets when away from my computers, and a handheld device is perfect for me to do that. The arbitrary 140-character limit means I won’t be typing huge amounts of data, so a basic phone with practically any input system would work.
But Twitter isn’t just about posting short blurbs. To get the most out of it, you have to filter the signal from the noise, and TweetDeck is a great way to do that. Only problem: TweetDeck isn’t mobile. Or is it?
Kevin Rose of Digg fame says TweetDeck for the iPhone is coming soon, and he’s got the screencaps to prove it. How soon? Mashable pegs the launch time at 9pm Pacific Time tonight, which is just a few short hours away. Best of all, they say that TweetDeck will be free.
The app offers several great features that I wouldn’t expect in a mobile Twitter client:
- Column-based friend groups
- TweetDeck desktop syncing
- Facebook toolbar-like status updates
One feature I’m really curious about is photo integration with TwitPic. I find that I’m snapping pics of various locations and objects to share with the Twitter peeps who follow me on a regular basis.
(via Twitter of course)