Tweetdeck – An Example Of How Not To Roll Out Software Updates

July 1, 2009 at 3:05 AM (Uncategorized)

The team responsible for the third-party Twitter client Tweetdeck is, at this moment, providing a perfect example of how not to provide updates to software.

Tweetdeck commits three egregious sins:

  1. It includes an update checker and notifier that cannot be turned off or set to manual.
  2. You can close that update notifier or click the ‘Download Later’ button, but it will nevertheless pop up again later.
  3. After successfully harassing the user into downloading and installing the update, it breaks things.

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