Google Reader to close down with different providers in one other ‘spring cleansing’
Final spring, Web page and Co. retired iGoogle, Google Mini and different providers as a part of a ‘spring cleansing’ initiative to assist it higher focus its efforts, and one other clear-up spherical has simply begun. This time round, Google Reader and 7 different providers are getting the axe, bringing the agency’s complete of options closed since 2011 to 70. Mountain View says it is sunsetting the feed reader as a result of it has “declined,” and that turning it off will permit it to pour its power into fewer merchandise. Reader will hold the lights on till July 1st, and diehard customers will be capable of maintain their knowledge and subscriptions through the use of the outfit’s Takeout device.
Different merchandise being put out to pasture embrace the corporate’s Constructing Maker, Cloud Join, Apps Script’s GUI builder and 5 UiApp widgets, Search API for purchasing and the CalDAV API (for builders who aren’t whitelisted, that’s). The web big additionally introduced — and confirmed our fears — that it will not promote or present updates for Snapseed Desktop for Mac and Home windows. Blackberry’s Google Voice app is being shelved as nicely, however the firm suggests its HTML 5 expertise is a pleasant various. By the sounds of it, CEO Larry Web page continues to be making good on his promise to maintain Google targeted on fewer issues. Hit the bordering supply hyperlinks for extra particulars.
Replace: Apps Script is sticking round, however its GUI Builder and a quintet of UiApp widgets are being deprecated.
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