YouMail has announced that it is dropping support for the Blackberry OS, the platform where it found its â€œ1st million.â€
The company called the decision "bittersweet," but added that over the past year it has seen its BlackBerry audience steadily shrink, "with a steady exodus of those users moving to the iPhone and to Android."
"And weâ€™ve also seen the number of BlackBerry users/day plummet while Android and iPhone users have soared," the company noted, adding that "itâ€™s sad, but on many days weâ€™re now getting fewer BB users than Windows Phone 7 users, and we donâ€™t even have a Windows Phone 7 app!"
RIM has seen its US market share plummet in recent years, and has been struggling with multiple delays to the launch of its QNX-based BlackBerry 10 platform, upon which the company plans to base all future smartphone models.
Microsoft has already usurped its position as the 3rd ecosystem with more applications it its marketplace, more developer support and increasingly more mind share. Now with developers fleeing the platform the company is looking increasingly like the walking dead.
Via Wireless Week