Yahoo! Kills 'Meme, Answers, AppSpot, Deals, Movies, News, Shopping, Sketch-a-Search' Mobile Apps

Yahoo! Mobile team is decommissioning several of its current mobile apps. In a January 27 blog post, the team wrties, "As all of you know, the mobile space moves incredibly fast. All of us are looking for the freshest, most interesting apps and content all day, every day. With more than 700 million users around […]

Yahoo! Axes Yahoo! Meme, Mim, Answers, AppSpot, Deals, Finance, Movies, News, Shopping, Sketch-a-Search Mobile AppsYahoo! Mobile team is decommissioning several of its current mobile apps. In a January 27 blog post, the team wrties, "As all of you know, the mobile space moves incredibly fast. All of us are looking for the freshest, most interesting apps and content all day, every day. With more than 700 million users around the world, we've got a huge and growing audience. We're going to bring them the Yahoo! they love on every device in their life."

Adding further the team notes, "Our plan is to keep moving, to keep innovating, and to continuously measure and scrutinize what's working and what isn't - so we can make room for great new products. In that spirit, today we're decommissioning several of our current mobile apps."

"We will be sending a notification later today that the following apps will no longer be supported":

  • Yahoo! Meme (iPad and iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Mim (iPad)
  • Yahoo! Answers (Android)
  • Yahoo! AppSpot (Android and iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Deals (iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Finance (BlackBerry)
  • Yahoo! Movies (Android)
  • Yahoo! News (Android)
  • Yahoo! Shopping (iPhone)
  • Yahoo! Sketch-a-Search (iPad and iPhone)

The team said, the key features of apps such as AppSpot and Sketch-a-Search, will be integrated into the Yahoo! Search app. "For example, we recently announced the app search feature in the Yahoo! Search app for iPhone," the team notes.

"We're moving forward with a "mobile first" mindset. You can expect to see more new Yahoo! mobile products in 2012," the team concludes.