Microsoft to axe ‘Photosynth’ and some MSN apps this fall
In a recent statement, Microsoft said that it has plans underway to axe some ‘unpopular’ apps for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android this fall.
One of the apps that are being discontinued by Microsoft is the ‘Photosynth’ app, which gives users the ability to create and share panoramic photos and ‘Synth’ photos. The app is essentially based on the concept of a typical panoramic photo, with an additional third dimensionality to it.
Microsoft will soon pull the ‘Photosynth’ app from different app stores, though it will continue to support the app for existing users.
Other than axing the ‘Photosynth’ app, Microsoft also plans to unload the MSN Health & Fitness, MSN Travel, and MSN Food & Drink apps for all platforms --- Windows, Android, and iOS. The company has already started sending out notices to the users of the mentioned MSN apps, informing them that the apps will eventually be pulled from app stores.
About the ‘cleanup’ move involving the discontinuation of some apps this fall, Microsoft said in the statement that it regularly evaluates its business “to ensure we're focused on the areas where our users find the most value;” and added: “We will continue to support those apps with broad consumer appeal including News, Weather, Sports and Money, which will be made available as apps on Windows 10 and will remain cross platform.”
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