The TweetDeck and Twitter teams have confirmed that Twitter has acquired the company — and without spilling too many details, the developers are starting to explain exactly what Twitter hopes to do with TweetDeck.

In a blog post, TweetDeck explains that while most Twitter users are well-served by the Twitter web site and official mobile apps, TweetDeck will focus on software for “brands, influencers, th highly active, and anyone that just needs ‘more power.'”

In other words, it sounds like we shouldn’t expect to see multi-pane views or multiple account logins in the official Twitter apps just yet — but Twitter may soon offer additional apps with those features for users who need them. It should be interesting to see whether TweetDeck’s apps remain free though… the focus on “brands” makes it sound like TweetDeck might become Twitter’s premium offering.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...