Microsoft Killing Some ‘Not-so-Popular’ MSN apps
Microsoft just ordered a massive cut down on some of its MSN apps. While most of these apps weren’t really that popular but looking at Microsoft killing a part of MSN is just sad.
Last week, Microsoft announced that they will be cutting down nearly 7,800 jobs from its hardware division. This portion mainly remained of the Nokia employees that decided to stick around even after the acquisition. With this order in effect, Microsoft is killing the development support for the under-performing MSN apps.
With Windows 10 release just around the corner, Microsoft is still sitting tight and trying to make some major changes.
MSN Food & Drink and MSN Travel for Android, Windows Phone and iOS will be pulled off in September this year. These two apps are expected to discontinue from September 28 while MSN Health and Fitness has a little more time than these two. MSN Health and Fitness will be ending on 1st November.
Popular apps such as MSN Sports, News and Weather will continue to provide services. The bad news is, Microsoft’s Photosynth has been ordered to remove ‘effective immediately’. Those who already have the app on their Windows Phone and iOS phones do not worry. The app will not vanish from your devices. It will simply stop receiving updates and will be removed from the App Store and Windows Store.
The website is not going away either; for the users that have their panoramas saved with the Photosynth app will be directed to their website for uploading and saving their images there. These are the MSN apps that have received the termination order, as soon as we know there are more, we’ll let you know.