Microsoft discontinues several MSN apps and Photosynth
MSN Travel, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink and Photosynth to be shut down
Microsoft has sent information to users that the company is retiring some of its mobile apps for Windows, Android and iOS. The list with killed apps include: MSN Health & Fitness, MSN Travel, MSN Food and Drink and the panoramic photo app Photosynth.
We are not given many reasons for this strategy shift, but it may have something to do with all organizational changes started a few weeks ago – selling the Bing maps to Uber and Bing ads to Aol, and of course – a major revamp of the Windows Phone strategy with fewer, but more focused devices. Microsoft explains:
MSN Health & Fitness for all platforms will be discontinued on November 1, 2015, MSN Food & Drink and MSN Travel apps will leave the app stores on 28 September. The other MSN apps will remain alive and will be supported on all platforms, including Windows 10 as universal apps.
The Photosynth panoramic app will be removed from iOS App store and Windows Store in the coming months, but Microsoft hasn’t revealed the exact date. The app is still available in the Stores and you can use it as soon as you want, but there won’t be any further updates.