Runkeeper has announced on their blog that they will no longer be supporting Windows Phone and Symbian, and will be removing their app from Marketplace.
Saying they have spread themselves too thin and that the two platforms combined only made up a very small percentage of their users, they said they could no longer justify â€œ giving our Windows and Symbian apps the support they need to be up to our quality standards, and if they canâ€™t be up to our quality standards, they shouldnâ€™t be at all.â€
While this is pretty understandable, the company made one telling statement which suggests they are rather out of touch: â€œCombined, they make up less than 1.5% of our total userbase. We donâ€™t see this changing any time soon, these platforms simply havenâ€™t kept up with Android and iPhone, and we only see this gap increasing over time.â€
Clearly the company has no real understanding of market share numbers. Hopefully by the time Windows Phone takes significant market share everyone on Windows Phone would be using a number of excellent alternatives available, such as Runtastic or Endomondo Sports Tracker.
See their blog post here.
Thanks Arbel for the tip.