My Favorite Twitter Client, Nambu, Is Dead!

In a sea of desktop Twitter clients, Nambu for the Mac stood out to me. It was a native OSX application which means it wasn’t written on top of a bloated, cross-platform platform like Adobe Air. It performed splendidly while not hogging system resources.

But alas, all good things must come to an end. I randomly stumbled across the Nambu homepage and saw this message:

Unfortunately, we are sad to announce that Nambu is no longer being actively developed. There will be no more updates, as everyone on the Nambu team has moved on to other projects.

We would like to thank everyone for their past support and suggestions.

All the best.

Apparently they put this up in the middle of March. Nambu is still available for download (and still works for that matter) but I expect to see it crap out in a spectacular fashion some day down the line. What are some of your favorite Twitter apps for the desktop?

4 Responses to “ My Favorite Twitter Client, Nambu, Is Dead! ”

  1. I didn’t have high hopes for Nambu after I saw how badly the same guy mismanaged tr.im. Still, he gave it a shot, which is more than I can say for myself or a lot of other projects. Maybe he should have sold both projects off.

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    Russell Heimlich responded on April 7th, 2011:

    Yea he did kind of screw that up, much like Twitter did by warning developers to stop innovating and making Twitter clients. Boooo.

  2. It’s ridiculous that tr.im was allowed to simply die. Unlike a Twitter client, a public URL shortener cannot be deleted without vast repercussions on the links that tie the Internet together. It should have been left running or sold, NEVER deleted. End of discussion.

    For crying out loud, the domain name doesn’t even expire until 2012-06-20. It’ll be at least August 2012 before anyone could even try to set up a replacement.

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  3. Good.

    Yes, Nambu was a cool twitter app, but the two times I attempted to give (what I honestly thought were, and presented as) suggestions for feature requests and bug fixes I was met with arrogant dismissal from the developer.

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