Popular Youtube App ‘MetroTube’ No Longer Available Starting 2012December 22, 2011 No Comments
The Lazyworm developers have announced that they will be pulling their youtube apps off the Windows Phone Marketplace on 1/1/2012 because of the restrictions that Google owned Youtube has on the Windows Phone platform. On their website they posted an open letter to everyone in the Windows Phone community.
Letter to the WIndows Phone Community
We are extremely saddened to announce that as of the 1st of January 2012, our applications ‘Metrotube’ and ‘YouTube’ will no longer be available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace. YouTube’s current API does not have any documented methods for obtaining high quality video content. We have been using a workaround to obtain this content and it has recently come to our attention that this may not be sustainable in the long term, hence our decision to stop distributing the apps.
The apps should remain functional for those who have already installed them however we will be unable to push out any further updates. Of course, you can also continue accessing YouTube videos directly through your web browser. Not being able to distribute our YouTube apps s unfortunate. Having said that, we urge everyone to continue following our progress as we have a few amazing projects in the pipeline we think you’ll love.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you for showing us your continued support.
Mike & Atta
Hopefully these apps will be back in the Marketplace if/when Youtube makes changes to their API. We also hope to see more great things from these obviously talented devs.
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