Where do failing and defunct technical products go when they die?
In most cases, the answer to that question is that there really is none answer, but for historians of the many felled initiatives of Google, the memory is now just a click away.
On killedbygoogle.com, the brainchild of coder, Cody Ogden, all killed or soon to be killed search giant products, including apps, services and hardware, are merged into a list that reads less like a ledger and more like a real cemetery.
The extensive cemetery contains 149 different apps, services and types of hardware that contain the range of Google products, ranging from the fateful social platform of the company, Google+, to lesser known – or almost completely unknown – offers such as BebaPay
GOOGLE KILLS & # 39; ALLO & # 39; OFF AFTER 3 YEARS
In 2016, Google launched a free app with a built-in personal virtual assistant designed to make chats flow by suggesting words and emoji to add to your messages.
His skills include:
- Personal Assistant: When chats make plans, Google Assistant can retrieve information about nearby restaurants, movie times, and even the weather
- Smart answers: with the & # 39; Smart Reply & # 39; allows people to keep their conversations moving with a single tap by suggesting text and emoji responses based on their personality
- Expressions: Allo included a slider that can make your messages and emoji's larger or smaller
In December 2018, Google revealed that Allo would be killed. The app was discontinued after March 2019.
& # 39; We are getting used to the apps, services and devices that we use as part of our routine & # 39 ;, Ogden said in a recent blog post.
& # 39; We get to know their traits, their peculiarities, and as a relationship, it deeply affects us even years after they are no longer with us. & # 39;
The extensive cemetery contains 149 different apps, services and types of hardware that contain the range of Google products, ranging from the company's fateful social platform, Google+, to lesser known – or almost completely unknown – offers such as BebaPay, an electronic ticketing platform in Nairobi, Kenya.
Since the website was created, fans and critics of the deceased products have come to Reddit from Google to look at which products they would like to remember and where they might be better off without.
& # 39; Google Reader was the biggest loss. It was a very handy RSS / Atom feed aggregator. Still miss it and nothing comes close. Even Feedly (which is paid), & a user said.
& # 39; I'm pissed about Inbox. I love it. And although Google says they have integrated the functions of Inbox in Gmail … They have not. Most of the emails are not there, and that made Inbox great, & grabbed another one.
The creation of the website comes on the heels of various Google announcements this month that mean the end of three relatively well-known services.
Among them are Allo, the messaging service from Google launched in 2016, a URL shortener from Google and Google Inbox, an e-mail service with a loyal follower that will be discontinued on April 2.
On killedbygoogle.com, the brainchild of coder, Cody Ogden, all killed or soon to be killed search giant products, including apps, services and hardware, are merged into a list that reads less like a ledger and more like a real cemetery
According to a report from Fast Company, Google's decision to remove Inbox and fold features in its remaining Gmail app prompted Ogden to make the website in the first place.
& # 39; This project was born as an act of criticism of a culture of churning software products. It was lit by the announcement that Google would kill Inbox by Gmail, & Ogden told Fast Company.
& # 39; I'm coming & & # 39; call a place of respect & # 39; Just like a graveyard, Killed by Google is a place to show respect for what existed, and to provide an opportunity for introspection about what a person's digital future entails. & # 39;