A new iPhone app called Hudld is looking to replace TweetDeck on your iPhone. Much like TweetDeck, which was acquired last year by Twitter, Hudld offers the ability to post to both Facebook and Twitter simultaneously and integrates your Facebook and Twitter feeds into a single timeline. Direct messaging is supported on both services, and the app can support up to 30 different Facebook and Twitter accounts at the same time.
While the functionality is fairly similar, Hudld‘s founders think the app’s user interface is what will make it stand out. “Given that most aggregates available are very limited in their functionality, we decided to make a fully featured app with the two main services. Most of those apps are heavily Twitter integrated and have a lighter touch of Facebook. We decided to instead start with a heavy favor to both major networks and build them side by side, creating a much more user friendly UI,” Hudld creator Brian Ash told Mashable.
Hudld offers the ability to not only view your Facebook feed, but also view likes and comments you’ve received on the service. You can upload photos into albums, tag friends, and add and delete comments as well. Clicking on a friend’s post within Hudld gives you the option to add your own message into the conversation, view that individual’s profile on the social network, or send him or her a direct message.
Similarly, clicking on a tweet in your timeline gives you the ability to view the poster’s profile, reply to a message, retweet it, or send a direct message to the poster. You can also view replies that have already been posted to the message, or follow or unfollow the sender.
While the app currently only supports Facebook and Twitter, there are plans to integrate both LinkedIn and Google+ in the future. Plans are also in the works to integrate RSS feeds and Facebook messaging. “We started on the correct path from the beginning, and the potential for growth and additional features is practically limitless given the groundwork laid by the UI and the vision we have for the app and the understanding of our customers,” says Ash.
An ad-supported version of Hudld is available now from the App Store. An update that’s expected soon will offer the ability to remove the ads via an in-app purchase.
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