In the previous week, Google revealed its browser-based app store, the Chrome Web Store, sporting apps from major partners such as the New York Times, Amazon, and EA. Amidst such significant players, the popular Twitter service interface TweetDeck has achieved an impressive result to stand in the top of Google’s marketplace.
Based on a Friday blog post, the TweetDeck app gained 62,000 installations by nearly 46,000 users in the opening three days. To place those numbers in context, the New York Times acquired 56,000 installs, while Google’s own Gmail scored 38,000.
The TweetDeck Web Store app is considered as a personal browser to connect friends across social-networking sites which let users configure and automatically update browsers with custom groups, columns, and saved searches. Thanks to this successful launch, TweetDeck continues becoming an already ambitious platform release, adding Chrome to existing support for the desktop, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android.
On the other hand, Android was the source of recent agreement when Steve Jobs asserted that Android was very, very fragmented in October and mischaracterized TweetDeck’s development experience to support his claim. According to Apple exec, Twitterdeck [sic] had to satisfy with more than a hundred various versions of Android software on 244 different handsets. In the wake of Jobs’s remarks, TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth responded by tweet and it seems to be a nightmare to develop Android again.