SmartThings is killing off its Windows Phone app

Windows Phone has had an app problem for quite a while now and given that the platform has less than one percent market share, developers might not be too keen on developing for the platform or even updating existing apps. Samsung’s SmartThings is the latest in the growing list of apps leaving the struggling platform.

SmartThings announced in a blog post that effective from 1st April, Windows Phone users will no longer be able to download their app, which will make SmartThings 1.7.0 the final version for the platform. The Palo Alto-based company explains that it is “no longer able to provide the desired level of updates and support for this platform”.

The app, however, will continue to work for existing users provided that their devices are running Windows 10 Mobile with the Anniversary Update installed. The company will continue to provide technical support to users through June 2017 after which the app will be withdrawn from the Windows Store.

If on the outside chance you still need to download the SmartThings app for Windows Phone before it is retired you can download it here.

Source: SmartThings via WindowsCentral

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