The step-tracking app RunKeeper has left the Windows marketplace. The developer said the move was because it had stretched itself too thin and saw the Windows Market as an extremely small portion of its consumer base. In addition to removing support from the Windows Phone, it also removed its app from Symbian.
“Combined, [Windows Phone and Symbian] make up less than 1.5% of our total userbase,” said Jason Jacobs, founder and CEO of RunKeeper, in a blog post. “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.” This likely was reflected due to the abysmal showing of the smart phone market share the Windows platform posted in the first quarter of 2012.
“We can’t justify giving our Windows and Symbian apps the support they need to be up to our quality standards,” Jacobs said. “If they can’t be up to our quality standards, they shouldn’t be at all.”
Jacobs said users who previously bought the app will still have access to it, but the app will not have future support and it was removed from the marketplace. He then recommended Endomondo for Windows Phone users who would like to have a similar product.
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Source: Blog.runkeeper.com (via winsource.com)