TweetDeck Android App Draining Battery, Consuming Heavy Data

TweetDeck, one of the most popular third party Twitter clients had last week launched a new beta version of their Android app that was available for download to interested users who had to request for access via a web form. Several media publications had reviewed the new app and had made note of several raving features including its squeaky clean interface and easy navigation tools.

However, several early bird users who have downloaded the beta version of the TweetDeck app have been complaining that the application consumes an inordinately high amount of data and consequently also drains the battery a lot quicker. A user on the TweetDeck support forum writes,

“Aside from the fact that it seems to be using a larger amount of battery why on earth is the program using so much data? Mine used 74mb in a day and a half. My colleagues used 100mb in the same time!!”

The updates from the support thread shows that the TweetDeck team has already worked on the data consumption part. It is however not clear if the developers have been successful in reducing battery consumption though. Considering that battery backup is not really great in many of the Android handsets out there, such a drawback could hugely pull down the popularity of this new app.