Death by year
โ˜  Google dead products in 2015
โณ Product Lifespan ๐Ÿ˜“Near Death
Google Moderator

Google Moderator

Issue tracking system

2008 - 2015

why dead?

Google Moderator was shut down on 2015 because the usage did not match Google’s expectations. The site remained available as read-only until August 15, 2015, at which time it closed completely.

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Helpouts by Google

Helpouts by Google

online collaboration service

2013 - 2015

why dead?

On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.”

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Google Catalogs

Google Catalogs

shopping app for tablets

2011 - 2015

why dead?

Google catalogs officially shut down on August 4, 2015. The announcement comes a little less than two years after the mobile app was retired. No reason was given.

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Android @ Home

Android @ Home

Home Automation App

2011 - 2015

why dead?

Android @ Home framework was used to control gaming consoles, lighting, appliances, irrigations systems and anything else developers can envision. Reason of death: Unknown

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GDrive Hosting

GDrive Hosting

Web Hosting

2012 - 2015

why dead?

Beginning in 2012, Google Drive could be used to host static websites. “After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue this feature and focus on our core user experience.” – a Googler

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Google Earth API

Google Earth API

Earth API

2008 - 2015

why dead?

The Google Earth API was a free beta service, allowing users place a version of Google Earth into web pages. The Google Earth API has been deprecated as of December 15, 2014 and remained supported until December 15, 2015.

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BebaPay

BebaPay

E-Ticketing Platform

2013 - 2015

why dead?

The service failed mainly due to the failure by the government to disallow the use of cash for bus fare payments as was previously announced and stiff competition from other cashless solutions.

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Flu Trends

Flu Trends

Data Aggregator

2008 - 2015

why dead?

Google Flu Trends (GFT) was a web service operated by Google. It provided estimates of influenza activity for more than 25 countries. It is now no longer publishing current estimates. Historical estimates are still available for download.

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Timeful

Timeful

an iOS to-do app

2012 - 2015

why dead?

Timeful joined Google and it discontinued Timeful as a third party standalone app. Timeful website already has a link to download the user data.

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Google Play Edition

Google Play Edition

exclusive smart phones

2014 - 2015

why dead?

In January 2015, Google stopped selling their final Google Play edition phone. While Google never officially announced the end of the program, no new phones have been announced since.

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Google Glass

Google Glass

android smart glass

2013 - 2015

why dead?

Though Google stopped selling Glass and ended the Explorer beta program, it hasn’t canceled the project (though the first iteration of the Glass product was canceled).

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