Yahoo Shutters 10 Mobile Apps
It’s not just Google closing products these days.
Yahoo announced today that it’s shutting down a full 10 of its mobile apps across both the iOS and Android platforms. The list of Yahoo mobile apps being shut down is as follows:
- Yahoo Meme (iPad and iPhone)
- Yahoo Mim (iPad)
- Yahoo Answers (Android)
- Yahoo AppSpot (Android and iPhone)
- Yahoo Deals (iPhone)
- Yahoo Finance (BlackBerry)
- Yahoo Movies (Android)
- Yahoo News (Android)
- Yahoo Shopping (iPhone)
- Yahoo Sketch-a-Search (iPad and iPhone)
I’m using the phrase “shut down” above; Yahoo says the apps will no longer be supported. It sounds like they’ll continue to function normally if you use them, but there won’t be any new development of any of the 10 apps.
“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,” the Yahoo announcement says. The company is promising more development of new mobile products, as well as further development of its popular Yahoo Mail, Messenger, Flickr and Sportacular apps.