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RunKeeper Drops Windows Phone Support – Pulls App – Disses WP

May 23, 2012 3 Comments

An exercise tracking app called Runkeeper has been pulled from the marketplace by the developers because Windows Phone users accounted for a small percent of their total users. That is fine and all but not particularly smart with Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 just around the corner. Especially that Nokia is starting to kick ass and create buzz surrounding the platform.

To each his own I guess but when they took to their blog to comment on the situation, they chose to continue to make unwise decision by talking badly about Windows Phone. First of all the title is called “Chop, chop, chop” and in the blog post they make comments like…

“In order to do more of the stuff that matters, we need to do less of the stuff that doesn’t.”

 ”the RunKeeper app will no longer be officially supported on Windows Phone 7 or Symbian.  We expanded onto each platform in the last year or so.  Combined, they make up less than 1.5% of our total userbase.  We don’t see this changing any time soon, these platforms simply haven’t kept up with Android and iPhone, and we only see this gap increasing over time. “

Maybe, just maybe the problem was that the product wasn’t even close to being the best in the platform. For Windows Phone users that feel affected by this, you have nothing to worry about. Endomondo and Sports Tracker aren’t just alternatives but represent the best apps in this category.

 

Source: RunKeeper

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  • http://twitter.com/jasontcarter Jason Thomas Carter

    bye bye! Why so high and mighty Runtracker? I can understand if you don’t have the time, we don’t support browsers until they hit 5% share, but the rest is extraneous info. Never heard anyone say they weren’t going to switch to Windows Phone because it didn’t have Runtracker. Just sayin…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Blaikie/700464505 Craig Blaikie

    Thought there was a problem when it wasn’t uploading this mornings run, guess I was one of that 1.5%, loved the app, but I’m not going to buy a new phone to keep using it, so back to the market place

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