TweetDeck Adds Geo-Tagging to iPhone App

TweetDeck released version 1.3 of its iPhone app, and the main upgrades are geo-tagging and mapping of geo-tagged tweets from friends, joined by support for Twitter Lists and mobile retweets.

Community manager Richard Barley posted on the TweetDeck Blog:

You can now take your Twitter Lists with you wherever you go by adding columns to your TweetDeck for iPhone.

Just like in the desktop client, you can choose which method you want to use each time you retweet. New-style or old, its up to you. TweetDeck will remember your preference, but you can change it with a touch each time you RT.

Want to show where in the world you are right now? Enable geo-tagging and your tweets will be automatically tagged with your current location from the GPS in your iPhone.

Want to see where your friend is tweeting from? Check out the inline map in the tweet detail screen.

And the jewel in the geo-location crown is the super-cool “View on Map” feature. This will take all the geo-coded tweets from the column you choose and plot them on a map. You can then see in an instant where all your Twitter friends are at the moment and can zoom in for more details.

The blog also included a video demonstrating the new features (below):