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Runtastic is no longer updating its Windows phone app as Microsoft's OS has so few users
by Andy Weir
The download link is still up - but Runtastic's Windows phone app is no longer being updated Following in the footsteps of Amtrak, eBay, Delta Air Lines, Samsung SmartThings, and various others, fitness tracking platform Runtastic has become the latest company to give up on Windows phones.
In a post on its support site, the company explained:
The app is still available on the Windows Store, although it's not yet clear if Runtastic intends to remove it from the Store, or how long the app will continue to be supported in its current state on Windows phones that already have it installed. But with no further updates on the way, existing users will no doubt be seeking alternative apps... or alternative handsets running Android or iOS.
Declining interest in Windows phones among new buyers - and existing owners replacing their devices - has made it increasingly difficult for companies to justify their support for the platform. According to IDC, Windows' share of global smartphone shipments dropped to just 0.4% in 2016, and the latest sales data report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech this week also drew attention to the "decline in Windows" phone sales.
When Amtrak ended its Windows phone support in August, it noted that "less than 1%" of its users owned a device running Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Source: Runtastic via WindowsArea.de / MSPoweruser