Google just killed an experimental Android app you probably never heard of

Google just killed an experimental Android app you probably never heard of

It was only available in New York, and with lockdowns in place due to the coronavirus pandemic it is likely not getting much use. And amid this backdrop Google has announced that Shoelace servers will be shutting up shop for good on May 12, 2020.

News about the Shoelace closure was outlined in a post online, with Google citing the COVID-19 crisis as one factor in the reason not to invest in it further.

Google said: “Like all projects within Area 120, Shoelace was an experiment. We’re proud of the work that we accomplished and the community that we built, but given the current health crisis, we don’t feel that now is the right time to invest further in this project.”

They added that there were no plans to reboot the project in the future. While there are only a matter of days left to use Shoelace you can export any data you have in the app by clicking here.

One of the biggest Google closures for this year will be the shutdown of its popular Hangouts Classic messaging service. This messaging app is expected to close up shop in June 2020, with users getting migrated to Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat.

The latest update on the Hangouts Classic shutdown came in August last year in a G Suite blog post. In it, the service said: “Earlier this year, we announced that we will be transitioning classic Hangouts users in G Suite domains to Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.

Published at Fri, 01 May 2020 04:55:00 +0000