Fitness app Runtastic to end support for Windows phone app
Another Windows Phone app is pulling support from the platform. This time, it’s the popular fitness app Runtastic, the goal oriented app that tracks your run, jog, or biking route.
Their official statement was released on their website, announcing that Windows Phone doesn’t meet their expectations when it comes to ‘greater potential’ (via Windows Central). Here’s what they had to say:
Unfortunately, Windows Phone has far fewer users compared to Android and iOS. This means that the market is relatively small. It is always a good idea to check out the future possibilities of a platform before purchasing a phone.
Like every other company, we make our decisions based on where we see the greatest potential. At the same time, we are one of the few companies that has developed apps for this platform. Naturally, we also want to offer our Windows Phone users the best possible products. However, we hope you understand that our priorities are set according to platform and market and that from now on we will no longer be updating our apps for Windows Phone.
Many other apps have also decided that Windows Phone wasn’t right for them. Over the last year, we’ve seen an exodus of apps jumping ship from the Microsoft mobile alternative. Even though the company claims that Windows 10 Mobile still has promise, it seems some developers are getting tired of waiting.
Runtastic’s last update was in September of last year and is still available on the store, even if they have no intention to update it further. However, considering that their statement was titled “Windows Phone Phase Out”, it’s possible we’ll see the app disappear altogether in the future.
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