Google is pulling the plug on its ‘My Tracks’ app | HT Tech

Google is pulling the plug on its ‘My Tracks’ app

The Mountain View-headquartered giant is expected to pull the plug on the seven-year-old app on April 30, which is still quite some time but after April 30, no user will be able track more new activity using the app but can only export the already collected data from the app

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| Updated on: Jan 30 2016, 12:02 IST
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The Mountain View-headquartered giant is expected to pull the plug on the seven-year-old app on April 30, which is still quite some time but after April 30, no user will be able track more new activity using the app but can only export the already collected data from the app (Google)

Google is pulling the plug one more app and this time it is the My Tracks app that helped users to keep track of their outdoor activities.

The Mountain View-headquartered giant is expected to pull the plug on the seven-year-old app on April 30, which is still quite some time but after April 30, no user will be able track more new activity using the app but can only export the already collected data from the app.

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"We apologise for the inconvenience this might cause My Tracks users," Google wrote adding "we've made the tough decision to invest our efforts into other, more wide-reaching, mapping projects."

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This means that the company will now focus more on the Google Fit app. Google has also advised its users to switch to apps like Strava, Endomondo, Map My Run, Map My Hike, GPS Logger for Android, and GPX Viewer as a replacement to the My Tracks app.

The app will now allow users to sync all the data to their Google Drive or the data can be exported to an external storage using the option 'Export all' in the app.

First released in 2009, My Tracks allowed users to map and monitor their runs, biking, and hikes, and share that data with friends. The app displayed the user's speed, elevation, and progress on a map, and sent the data to a Google Docs spreadsheet so users could chart their progress.

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First Published Date: 30 Jan, 12:02 IST
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