Yahoo Mobile Apps Wave GoodbyeBy: Chris Crum - January 30, 2012
Yahoo announced that it will no longer be supporting a number of its mobile apps. These include: Yahoo Meme (iPad/iPhone), Yahoo Mim (iPad), Yahoo Answers (Android), Yahoo AppSpot (Android/iPhone), Yahoo Deals (iPhone), Yahoo Finance (Blackberry), Yahoo Movies (Android), Yahoo News (Android), Yahoo Shopping (iPhone) and Yahoo Sketch-a-search (iPad and iPhone).
“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,” said the Yahoo Mobile team in a blog post.
“We’re moving forward with a ‘mobile first’ mindset,” the team said. “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!.”
It’s worth noting that some features of some of the apps that are going away are being integrated into other Yahoo experiences. Features from AppSpot and Sketch-A-Search, for example, are being integrated into the Yahoo Search App.
It looks like the company is cleaning house with its new CEO on board.
Will you miss any of the apps that have been shut down?