RunKeeper runs out on Windows Phone, says it’s not worth their time

It seems that recently official app support has been picking up for Windows Phone, but there is always one fish that swims against the current. That fish is RunKeeper. They have announced on their blog that they will no longer be supporting their Windows Phone app, and it will be removed from the Marketplace by tomorrow.

RunKeeper says that the Windows Phone app (along with Symbian) make up less than 1.5% of their user base. In order to focus more on their “roots” they are dropping support for WP so they can focus more on iOS and Android. The app will still be functional for those that have it, but after tomorrow you won’t be able to find it in the Marketplace. We wish they would still keep it available to download with a “NO LONGER SUPPORTED” disclaimer. Sometimes an abandoned app is better than no app at all.

The best alternative to RunKeeper is Endmondo, which may even be a better app. Endmondo is available on all platforms, and has many of the same features, plus a lot more. Support the devs who do care about Windows Phone.

[via TNW]


  • James

    This sickens me. At the end of the day, they’ve taken the time to build the app. Windows Phone obviously isn’t the biggest selling platform but it’s growing rather quickly. There’s always time for more app downloads…

  • Anand

    DDoS the shit out of them.

  • Fabio

    Too bad. Well, I deleted my account in their website, it’s no longer useful for me.

  • Guest

    This doesn’t seem that much of a shock to me. When I was using the app it would constantly crash. Hardly seemed like it was even supported that well in the first place.