Yahoo scraps mobile apps: Do you care?
Yahoo best known for its search engine and web portal, has announced that it will stop supporting a range of its mobile apps. This decision has come from the California based company, to enable them to clear the decks for some new products.
As Webpronews reported, a blog posted by the Yahoo Mobile team stated, “Our plan is to keep moving, to keep innovating, and to continuously measure and scrutinize what’s working and what isn’t — so we can make room for great new products.” They added that they were looking at moving forward with the idea of ‘mobile first.’
Also on the post the team announced, “You can expect to see more new Yahoo! Mobile products in 2012, especially in areas ripe for innovation that build on Yahoo!’s strengths, such as companion experiences for TV like IntoNow, new ways to experience personalized media like Livestand, and some of our most popular and useful mobile apps like Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Sportacular and Flickr, which are already being used by millions of people around the world. And we’ll be building these experiences with disruptive technology that’s going to change the mobile game well beyond Yahoo!.”
Included in the list of apps that were affected were, Yahoo Meme, Mim, Answers, AppSpot, Deals, Finance and Movies, with Yahoo News, Shopping and Sketch-a-search also making the cut. Certain features of these apps will still be integrated into other pars of the Yahoo new experience.
Give us your thoughts on the Yahoo spring clean, will the loss of these apps affect you?