Google is shutting down its Neighbourly app on May 12
Google’s strategy to software program might be described as “Just throw it at customers and see what sticks.” That exhibits — many beloved however in the end unsuccessful initiatives have been killed through the years, and mentioning Inbox, Google+, and Google Reader solely scratches the floor. The newest platform to affix the Google graveyard is Neighbourly, Google’s India-only Q&A app for questions on locations and occasions in your neighborhood.
On a assist web page, Google talks loads about the way it wished to attach individuals hyperlocally with the service, however in essence, it is shutting it down a number of days earlier than its second birthday as a result of “the app hasn’t grown like we had hoped.” The firm needs to make use of the know-how gained from the platform to enhance its present providers.
The app will proceed working till May 12. After that, you may nonetheless obtain your information through Google Takeout by October 12, 2020. Google encourages individuals who wish to maintain sharing with neighbors to develop into Google Maps Local Guides, which is considerably comparable since you may ask questions on locations proper in Maps, too. It’s actually not a full-fledged different, although.