Microsoft to discontinue MSN Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, and Travel apps

In addition to Photosynth, Microsoft will also be shutting down a few of its MSN apps as well, including MSN Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, and Travel apps. Microsoft sent out an email to users, letting them know that the apps will be shutting down this fall, and detailing how to get their data out of them. In a statement to VentureBeat, a Miscrosoft spokesperson said:

"We regularly evaluate our business to ensure we're focused on the areas where our users find the most value. We will continue to support those apps with broad consumer appeal including News, Weather, Sports and Money, which will be made available as apps on Windows 10 and will remain cross platform."

The first apps to shut down will be MSN Food & Drink, and MSN Travel, which takes place on September 28, 2015. MSN Health & Fitness users will have a little more time, as the app is due to shut down on November 1, 2015. On these dates, the apps will be removed from their respective stores, and will no longer be accessible to users.

Source: VentureBeat

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.

570 Comments
  • This is starting to feel Google-ish...
  • Not health and fitness :'(
  • +925
    Hopping they integrate it with Microsoft health!
  • Guess time to uninstall Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Just Vote for MS don't kill H&F app https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug...
  • In the off chance they decide not to kill the app they still woulnd't support it going forward. I had just started using it again, I should have realized they weren't going to do anything with the app after not switching it back to using Health Vault.
  • ^THIS but with much more :'''''''(
  • I used that a lot before I got my Band. It should be integrated to Microsoft Health someday.
  • Me too, liked it but MS Health is missing some stuff
  • I just started using Health and Fitness! I really like it. But they should integrate it into Microsoft Health but if they are going to they should have said that with this announcement...
  • Talk about it... It's my favorite app...i use MS Health and fitness all the time. Makes sense if being integrated into MS Health for the band.
  • but Microsoft Health is not available im many places where Health & Fitness is, like here in Brazil. so soon the sensor core in my phone will be pretty much useless
  • Yeah, I didn't like how they removed functionality from it though, first workout logs, and then the weight logger.   What's the best food logger now that H&F is gone?
  • ^this. any suggestions? although i'm fine for a few more months. I use the food/calories logger on a daily basis
  • MyFitnessPal is a terrific food and calorie logger. And, it's cross platform so your data can follow you regardless of device.
  • I started using it this month because I wanted a food logger and MS health doesn't have it yet. I'm hoping for MS band 2/win10/updated MS health in the coming months. Maybe it will all work well together. I'm sure they have something in the works right now and to trim down and narrow their focus. If they get their best people to work together and focus on the MS health app, it might be better than anything that is currently out. Remember MS is trying to showcase the MS health platform to other OEMs to get them on board. They need to create a compelling platform and feature rich MS health app to make it attractive. I'm hoping that's their plan. I will wait patiently. I've been using WM/WP since CE 3.0 15 years ago. I know what it means to wait and hope. Been doing it since my first WP7 phone - samsung focus
  • Someone has startet a uservoice feature-request - I have voted, what about you? https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/sug...
  • Microsoft We love Health and Fitness app.. Please Don't Discontinue this service..:(
  • the hits per day is painting a different picture for MS
  • Hahaha! Suckers!!!!! Keep the screw up's going! Am lovin' it :D
  • +IPhone 6 +Galaxy S6 -Lumia
  • You hate MS but still commenting here. I think deep down you still support MS. Anyway does anybody use this app? I dont that for sure...
  • Yes I love windows phone to the core, and that is why the decisions taken by nutella and his team pain me day in and day out..i don't ever see WP succeeding because of the foolish decision taken in this company..they are destroying the love of their die hard supporters..
  • Im not saying this is the way it will be, but just possibly there are reasons to discontinue these apps... They have a photosynth website preview that is suppose to be better than this photosynth now, and they are adding features to their camera app all the time. Health and fitness will probably expand to Microsoft Health or something. Travel might be useless in Windows 10 Mobile as Boarding passes get put into Wallet, Calander and Cortana will know your flight and where you are going, and Cortana will be able to tell you what is nearby in the place you go to. The only one I cant see is their Food and Drink app. But its probably likely no one used that either. Again, not saying this is true and I love the health and fitness app. I am just saying it might not be doom and gloom but rather these apps arent used and they dont want you using them because there are better ways to do it in Windows 10... Septemebter seems like it will be the release month for Windows 10 Mobile. Maybe this has something to do with it as well? Band 2 release in October maybe? Bottom line. We dont know but shouldnt panic just yet.
  • Common sense would say that first you integrate the H&F functionalities in the Health app and AFTER you discontinue the app. 
  • Microsoft doesnt always have the best common sense ;). They have proved that over and over again.
  • Exactly my concern; the Zune software docet....
  • that's a great piece of software I still use regularly, along with my ZuneHD
  • Well hopefully that's the reason why it gets a longer life span, so that they have time to move it over.
  • Microsoft is definitely going to lose a lot of customers in India because of this..
  • I dont know much about India. Why are they going to lose customers over this? Are they big Photosynth, Health & Fitness, Travel, or Food & Drink users?
  • Denial!
    I can't tell where Microsoft is coming from but the future of windows phone is clouded. There's a disturbance in the force.
  • Agreed with features already in the system. I don't understand why someone would need separate apps with functionalities in Cortana, Bing Maps, Microsoft Health
  • I can see the logic and I agree and truly hope that they retain a lot of the features they had with those apps. O especially liked the video guide exercises from health and fitness. And I do use food and drink to browse and discover new recipes to try. I've favourited quite a few so this upsets me. It was incredibly feature rich and I truly enjoyed that app. Why, MS, whyyyy. These were some of the few things that made me fall in love with my first windows phone in the first place. :(
  • Yes, exactly!!!
  • I love my phone too! Been using Windows Phone since 6.1 (Sony Xperia), but the iPhone 6 is looking pretty good right now from where I'm sitting. Windows Phone is dying you don't want to invest in something that want be around this time next year. Updates will stop and you'll be owning a phone that's half finished. And everyone needs stop getting so emotional, it's just a phone.
  • Windows Phone will be around this time next year. There is no proof that it wont be around this time next year. A lot of FUD that says it wont but those people tend to be more emotional.
  • Actually for us die-hard fans of WP it does not matter how few apps or devices there are for WP, the survival of WP is all we care about.
  • you said it bro
  • Microsoft said it themselves. They EXPECT to be making Windows phones for 2 years. You better believe they will kill it earlier if the new flagships completely flop this fall. They are already foreshadowing it with their choice of words. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Sadly I agree...nutella is a head hunter, out to cut as many off as possible. Kill some apps cut some heads, kill some product, cut some heads... Repeat until done. I'm getting pissed.
  • And what about his stupid mobile first, cloud first strategy? Do you support mobile by abandoning apps? Do you support your cloud if you steel the frontends from the useres? I just don't get it. They are constantly focusing on eigther bringing everything to iOS and Android (with improved functionality ofcours) or throw it away completly, I'm loosing argument after argument when I would advertise Windows Phone at my friends and family. I already lost my brother and sister to Android and my Dad is still waiting to buy his first smartphone because some critical apps are still missing on Win. I could barely stop him from buying an Android device.
  • Mobile/Cloud first doesn't mean Windows Phone first. Android and iOS are both mobile and capable of accessing the cloud. When they say that, they are basically saying they are going to concentrate where the users are and that isn't on Windows. Maybe on desktops/laptops, but even they are bleeding compared to the mobile platforms. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • "When we say mobile, we don't mean the phone, we don't mean the handset.  We mean the mobility of the activity of the human being." Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research At about 12:00 in the second episode of the MS Next podcast. http://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2015/03/11/the-next-at-microsoft-podcast-ep-2-philosophy-of-design/
  • Makes sense, these apps suck anyway.
    Travel hasn't worked since day one. Has anyone ever booked or even viewed a flight or hotel reservation with it? It never shows any results for me. Another point is that the features these apps are already integrated into Cortana, so the apps are redundant.
  • i used Travel as the place to save Favorites on a recent trip to Florida. though I'm not sure how they got there, maybe through HERE Explore beta (which I think is also discontinued). maybe this will all be accessed through Cortana in WM 10.
  • This may be the case for travel, but it's definitly not fpr Health & Fitness and Food & Drink. Besides Cortana still sucks almost everywhere outside the US. The only realy usefull thing I constantly use is Quiet Hours. And to be honest, it's a shame you need Cortana for that.
  • Yeah, they suck. How about instead of dumping them MS improves them?
  • I have never seen you comment before today, you are pretty worthless. Just troll hate everytime. Can we get a ban?
  • Nadella is the worst thing to happen to Microsoft since Vista.
  • Disagree, he is even worse.
  • ^power of 920
  • I'm just going to use third party apps from now on.
  • I think all of us have to. But... Which App will do the same thing like Health & Fitness? Come on Microsoft. That's just bullshit, what you are doing now!
  • Exactly. Does anyone know an App that could count my steps using sensore core on my Lumia?
  • None, because MS locks third parties out from most of the API.
  • I just disvoered that Microsoft Health could do it, but it's just shity compared to Health and Fitness. Most of it's functionality is bound to a Band, a device I couldn't even buy here if I wanted to. And it doesn't even have a live tile, the most iconic feature of windows phone. What is wrong with thees guys?
  • Fitbit works great with the sensor core of your phone. That is the app that I use with my 640XL
  • Microsoft Health has similar features to Health & Fitness.  Give it a whirl.
  • It's not available in my country, and probably many more, while Health & Fitness is.
  • in a third party phone
  • Seems like MSFT has nothing good to say about WP lately. Are they shutting down in two years?
  • Nah... Google/Apple do the same with their apps all the time if no one uses them. MSN Travel - the website is better than the app... no one uses the app... so no point on waisting resources on it MSN Food & Drink - ditto MSN Health & Fitness - the Microsoft Health app and platform is much more advanced.  Doesn't make sense to have both.
  • Well, maybe they will start using Project Westminster for these from now on, it could make sense to demonstrate that functionality of the Windows 10 store going forward ...yes/no?
  • I havent thought of that. That might be something they are doing. I think its more likely they will get rid of them all together or integrate them into something else they already use to cover that catagory. But they may just use a web app. It seems though that they would have just updated the current app instead of pulling it? Maybe? I dont know how that works.
  • Stop justifying every stupid decision of MSFT..are you blind???
  • Ya but can you use the Microsoft health app if you don't have the band? I was under the impression that ms health was for band users only.
  • Maybe by November 1st it will have that functionality?
  • Please enlighten me: how do you use Health to track your daily food and calories intake? I have the Band and I do not see such ability.
  • I think you are probably right on health. I think it will get integrated into Microsoft Health by November. And I am hoping the Band 2 will be out by then ;). Maybe they are waiting to release that information for when the date approaches? Speculation. But travel doesnt make sense with Win10Mobile. Cortana, Wallet, and Calander should more than cover what you need and want from the travel app.
  • Is it possible to use the Microsoft Health app without the band? And if yes, is it possible to count calories with all the thins you eat like on the MSN App?
  • Last I checked you needed the Band for Microsoft Health. So its speculation that you wont by that date. But with the way things are going with health and whatnot, it wouldnt make sense to not have a health app as part of Windows 10 for either PC, XBOX, or mobile... Edit - The app says if your phone can track that it will, but my 640 hasnt worked yet and it works in Health and Fitness so, I dont know. Maybe? :)
  • +925, I never used any of them. They are always the first of the bloatware to uninstall after every firmware reinstall. Health, Money,Travel, Food, Sport - all useless for me, mainly because of the US bias. Weather and News are good after the Win 10 revamp.
  • Sorry, but that's bullshit. MSN Travel was way better before they removed almost every function an replaced it with a link to the website. Food & Drink could be your own cookbook where you not only store your favourits from the given recipes but instead could also add your own. And you could even use it to create and share your shoppinglists. It's not practical to use a website for that when there's bad reception in the store.
  • They are keeping Weather, Sport and Money. Those I actually use daily :)
  • Same here. The W10 versions of those look great!
  • Those are the only ones I actually use. I never used the ones that are being discontinued. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Me too.
  • oddly you couldn't use the Sport app to track the Women's World Cup. searching on World Cup would automatically change to Men's . ;)
  • Yes MS will be sold to Google..
  • Seems like the travel app has already been ditched. Clicking on flight search takes me to MSN website.
  • Nice Move MS. Weeding off!
  • That's it! I'm going back to my rotary house phone!
  • candlestick for me
  • NOT FOOD & DRINK?!!!
  • I knew it! No wonder we never got any Win 10 beta app of health and fitness, food, travel all these months.
  • Everybody can do sth: https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/8803891-dont-kill-health-fitness-app
  • I actually really enjoyed using some of these apps.. Shame to see them going away...
  • Microsoft is expert ending their good stuff and keeping the most google-ish ones. Microsoft is turning into google, destroying all their unique things and sending their exclusives, such as Cortana, to other platforms. I can't see how they think the system will survive, even with windows 10.
  • The system isn't surviving and will die if they continue on their path. These are the things they have to do if they want to stay relevant. They already took too long and lost the mobile platform war. Now they have to hope they can make some headway with their services on other platforms. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I'm with you. I used all these apps. They are great apps with very good information. Again, as much as I like Microsoft they have a way giving the middle finger to their supporters.
    ---------------
    And people get upset when other app makers remove their apps. Heck, Microsoft doesn't show ANY confidence in their own products themselves.... Smh :/
  • Usual Microsoft. Ending a product without warning.
  • Actually that's a google thing.
  • Man can we hear something about something new coming out today? Where's tha love
  • Your wish has been granted: New fast ring build
  • Fuck off MS
  • Why? Google/Apple do the same with their apps all the time if no one uses them.  I bet you didn't even use those apps.
  • I use Health and Fitness daily....
  • Im using fitbit app with the mobile tracker of my 640XL, and this app is a lot better than msn h&f. Try it, maybe this app is your solution :)
  • Google go further than that. Remember Google Reader?
  • Microsoft are doomed    this is just a shame they even do not beleive in their own apps   I love food and drink and health and fitness it is really good app that need new UI for windows 10   the new Microsoft is really stupid
  • Google Reader wasn't that big a deal. Windows supported RSS through IE for years and apps like Live Mail and Outlook could access the Common Feed List on your PC. I never cared much for Reader cause I always did RSS through client apps, which were faster than a web app. 
  • Do you use that apps. Is it great?
  • Have been using the Health & Fitness app on a regular basis to track our walks and calories burned. Liked it so much I put it on my Android work phone.
  • It doesn't mean that they'll stop updating the Android versions of these apps, I see no mention of that? Do you? Just Windows Store.
  • You can use the Microsoft Health app to track walking now from your phone. On all platforms I believe.
  • It does say if my phone has motion tracking Microsoft Health will use the phone to track things, but its not letting me with my 640. But health and fitness was tracking my steps. So I dont know. I havent got it to work yet.
  • yeah Microsoft Health said it support device with sensorcore but at startup they ask us to connect with ms band. meh...
  • If you look below the "connect to Band" it gives option to signin without a band....
  • Why??????
  • I don't use those, but what's going on?
  • It costs a lot of money/resources to keep those apps up to date.  If  no one is using them, then it's better to just use the website and use the resources for better innovation.
  • All the app does is put the website content into a better mobile form, it costs an absolute pittace to maintain.
  • so with your stup!d logic why I need weather app when I have MSN or Cortana   Microsoft need to save this 2 good apps    I just hate this new Microsoft
  • My logic is to keep the apps because they cost so little, but you'd rather just call me stupid than actually read.
  • These apps were awesome, specially the health and fitness.
  • Yesh I use them every day. Health and fitness I can understand because they're wanting to move people to their health app for band. If they flesh it out it would be redundant to have two apps serving the same purpose. As for food and drink that's a shame it's a good app.
  • LMAO WOW what's next Xbox might as well or Windows? MS just die now.
  • How about you shut the fuck up. Your pointless comments are childish.
  • Hey when you reply to someone reply to them in a civilized manner. And not in a vulgar disrespectful way. But I agree it was childish I just been fed up MS decisions lately but I can understand why they're doing this. Have a pleasant day Phillip.
  • Um... these are apps that barely anyone uses.  The websites are way better anyway.  Why would Microsoft waste resources on apps that are useless?  Health & Fitness will most likely get integrated into the better MIcrosoft Health app/platform.
  • Scratching my head how you know these are apps "barely anyone uses", work for Microsoft? And as the "websites are better anyway" would you suggest all apps should be pulled in favour of using a website?
  • So what about integrate functionalities.... BEFORE ditching H&F? Peculiar logic at work here.../s
  • Why not make it better so that everyone will use it..
  • True, I think 3 people are using these apps. Is that the report you got?
  • for me it's the opposite, I never used the website versions of the apps.
  • Health and fitness are u f****ng kidding...
  • This is an app I'd think they'd like to keep around. I'm certified as a fitness trainer and in nutrition as well. I didn't check it on the daily, but there is a lot of good information there and the app probably requires little maintenance. Obviously there are plenty of other resources for this type of info, such as Bodybuilding.com, but health and fitness has everything pretty organized and easy to access.
  • Likewise I used Health and Fitness from time to time and it has really useful information. I will miss this one. But I use the Weather and Money apps daily and they remain.
  • Myfitnesspal is much better as far as the tracking side is concerned. But I can see why they scrapped them.
  • It will probably get integrated into Microsoft Health... makes sense.
  • Seriously? I use these apps everyday... This is starting to grow tiresome.   Well, other than the Travel app... never used that one
  • Same here!
  • Agreed! I cook from Food and Drink many times a week. And have built quite a collection.
  • That Travel app is only really useful when you visit a new place or go on vacation. I admit there's no reason to use it when you're home, but when I was on vacation last month, I found it useful to find stuff to do and track my flights.
  • Bingo. So what is the alternative now on WP?
  • Those were good apps!!
  • Noooooooo
  • Its seems like a master plan. They'll first give us shock and then might surprise all of us by declaring that google will officially support windows phone. This is what I think. Hope all goes well.
  • Unlikely. Google doesn't remove their own apps to make room for Microsoft apps.
  • You my friend are TOOOOO optimistic.
  • Doubt it completely.
  • Ever heard of the term "optimistic to the point of foolishness"?
  •  i just love that comment bro haha
  • Personally that would not be in any way a pleasant surprise.
  • Already uninstalled well Apple here I come and Sony F you MS I've supported you for years.
  • Bye, close the door on your way out.
  • Please wait a bit, I'll join you soon. I'm selling my Lumia 930, enough of this Nadella stupid decisions.
  • Same here I just hare this new Microsoft   I added most of my recipe and made a good collection now I need take out everything    Fu@ k you new MS and Nadella 
  • would you mind taking out the trash while you're at it?
  • Bogus. They're useful little apps. Can MS REALLY not afford to maintain them?
  • Not really.  They were mostly just content apps that you can get better content from the web services.  Health & Fitness was useful though, but I can see them integrating that into Microsoft Health.
  • Why not make them better??
  • So basically the core built in apps that worked really well are being pulled off without any replacement. They could have made a single msn app with sections for all of these instead.
  • They were never built in just preinstalled
  • Why Health and Fitness app is to be removed. It's an awesome app. WTHell.
  • Probably getting integrated into MIcrosoft Health app/platform.
  • The problem is that MS Health is not available everywhere. Health & Fitness was.
  • They're shutting the apps down in the second half of the year. They'll probably have the updated new health app & Windows mobile 10 out by then, it's silly that they have two health tracking apps now. Unfortunately blogs like this one only see the negative advance warning about apps getting cancelled, not the planned new upcoming services they're getting cancelled in favor of. 
  • Microsoft Health can't be used without a Microsoft Band..
  • Not true.  I'm using it right now with my Sensor Core phone.  No Band.
  • How? I can't use it. It asks me to connect band with phone.
  • I use MSN Health & Fitness regularly. This is a bad news.
  • What da heck is going on??? So many Windows Phone apps shutting down!!!!
  • Don't worry next windows phone's gonna die.
  • Keep trolling, its never gona happen
  • It's been dead for years.
  • Canary is dead.
  • WP is shutting down. WM10 is DOA.
  • You're not even smart. Just go away and stay gone
  • Hey there's alot more worse trolls than me besides I'm a pissed off fan boy not a troll good day.
  • Hey, you said your going to Apple, why you still commenting!!
  • that's same thing i wanna know
  • he was late to the market and all the tasty apples were gone. all that was left were a few rotten ones plus a couple bananas
  • That sucks. I loved all those apps. It's bad enough when 3rd party apps jump ship, but MS apps too?! Ugh.
  • But but I like Health and Fitness app. Use it to count my steps. What will I do without it?
  • Microsoft Health app does the same thing.  It also integrates with fitness equipment such as the Band.
  • But you can't use Microsoft Health without a Band.  Is that going to change?  I use Health & Fitness daily...sad to see this go.
  • Microsoft Health has supported SensorCore for some time -- as does Fitbit. You can use either of those to track steps.
  • How does SensorCore or Health allow me to track what I eat?
  • I know when I first installed Microsoft Health that I couldn't get past the initial setup without a Band, but I thought this changed several months ago. Maybe now that I have the app set up, I don't have to worry about it, but I've had to go through a couple periods waiting on warranty exchanges. In those times, the Microsoft Health app uses MotionSense in my phone to count my steps and estimate calories burned every day without a Band.
  • You need MS band to use Microsoft Health
  • No you don't -- it supports SensorCore.
  • of course you need. I tried it out (5min ago)
     
  • Yea, I tried it on my Icon (930 US variant) and doesn't work for me either.
  • Under lumia sdk publish name on marketplace they have a few different sdk samples that work quite well, then theres run rabbit run. All worked well for lumia icon
  • Not the health and fitness app. It's
    a great app. I am sure many people use it.
  • I use it, but I can't deny that it's slow as hell and the live tile doesn't update in a timely fashion. Better than Microsoft Health still. It's funny that they removed HealthVault integration from the former in favor of Microsoft Account, but they're boasting it as feature in the latter.
  • Nadellas re-branding of everything to MSN seems working well.
  • It doing lovely /s
  • Well it could be worse it could be called azure
  • Somehow I think most users did not use the apps enough. Either that, or they are focused on the Microsoft Band applications instead. There are a few different fitness apps already on Windows Mobile, so I don't think people will go ballistic about this. Food & Drink, Travel .. well .. there are enough third-party apps for those two, in my opinion. I don't think Microsoft needs to develop their own apps for that anymore.
  • I think the main reason is redundance. Food and Drink pulled data from services already on Windows Phone, as did travel. Health and Fitness, HealthVault, and Health made for far too many health apps from the same company, so it makes sense to get rid of them. I am surprised HealthVault is still active, tbh, given how small a user base it acutally has.
  • FINALLY... someone in the comments who's actually smart and understands the move.
  • Similis cum similibus...
  • Exactly! That's why it was my go to app. I even recommended it. Now it's shutting down.
  • Problem is that these three apps have differen  feaures.
  • so... on a recent trip I used Food & Drink to save a bunch of wineries in a Collection. Now where will WP users go for this functionality?
  • OneNote
  • Didn't you hear?  Microsoft is dumping OneNote at the end of the year?  Okay, I am joking, but what is to say they won't announce this in the near future?  I am a long time Windows user and am posting this from my Surface Pro, so I am a Windows fan, but this does stink.  I am not sure of the solution though as it is more complicated than we realize. They really are some nice apps though.  Perhaps if more folks knew about and used them.  I love the Food and Drink and Health and Fitness apps.  They really are nice and look great on my Windows tablet, but I did not use them as much as I would have liked.  
  • Lol they killed the apps I use. Don't care about news or sports.
  • SMH.  I can understand Food & Drink and Travel but the Health was more useful to ME.  Maybe some of the Health & Fitness feature will migrate over to Microsoft Health app. 
  • That's the point: they both essentially did the same thing. That's why they ditched H & F.
  • Not at all.
  • Why u'r trying to dig the app gap !! ((
  • Good riddance. Waste of money and recourses to be honest. Better focus on more important stuff (Surface, Lumia, W10).
  • They may as well discontinue News and Sport apps. Goodbye WP.
  • The management of windows phone division is so screwed up.
  • Yup and Xbox while your at it smh
  • they update and redesign these app, do you even try windows 10 ?
  • That's not what the article says. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  • News, Weather, Sports and Money, which will be made available as apps on Windows 10 and will remain cross platform." (from the article) news , sport , weather and money all update and redesign for windows 10
  • My comment was a sarcastic one driven by my frustration. These have been QUALITY apps. It's just a shame. I guess business is business.
  • I agree
  • To correct: He meant News and Sport are redesigned ;)
  • Well Cortana after all can replicate this
  • Why shut them down....if you don't want to update them...at least leave up what's their for others to enjoy
  • then coplain to microsoft to why they don't update them and after that the websites and ....
  • Because it costs them money and resources to maintain and license the content for those apps.  The web service is better anyway.
  • If Microsoft can't maintain them. Other developers can't maintain too.
  • :(
  • I know they have some thing similer in house will be release soon
  • Guys wait. This is one sided news. Wait for other side their might be some other plans.
  • Doubt it.
  • Finally!!!
  • Damn, I use health and fitness every day....
  • I use all of these apps. Health app is used everyday, Travel app is where i save all of my future travel plans, and the Food and drink app is a killer. I dont get this move. We don't have a good replacement for the travel or food and drink.
  • They may end up rolling the health and fitness app into MS Health. The travel and food/drink apps have already begun rolling into Cortana's features.
  • The beginning of the end has begun,
  • It begun for awhile now.
  • Strangely enough those three apps were just updated today.
  • And that's sums up the state of matter in Microsoft.
  • That's actually hilarious. But I don't think this is dooms day. Microsoft cannot lose in mobile so they need to continue investing. I think the news from the last few days and weeks is a good sign of a much needed restructure.
  • If I was MS, I would buy the shit out of zomato and other apps that are similar to what they are shuting down, with all the money they have I would buy everything I don't know what they are doing just kicking employees and stuff, I have alot of things to say but I am sitting with my friends maintaining social life...
  • Man, I've made a complete collection in MSN Food and Drink and I like the app. Hope we can export our entered and saved entries...
  • Me to,I loved the food and drink app
  • I use step counter daily on my 1520.
  • Cant say I ever use any of the apps that are shut down. The ones that remain, I use regularly though.
  • These apps are on my Start Screen, both phone and PC, since day one! I use them almost everyday. I'm really upset!!   Someone can give me some app that has good sensorcore monitoring, just like the Health & Fitness does?
  • Microsoft Health :)
  • Not available here in Brazil.
  • That doesnt do the same thing as Health & Fitness...
  • And you need a Band to use it... in the few markets where it is available. Next....
  • Search lumia SDK in marketplace
  • Why Travel? It is a nice app. I use it often.
  • You know what, kill anything that's fun Microsoft. Fuck off! Nadella idiot only wants enterprise. Productivity here and productivity there. Boring! Die already Microsoft if you want to die so badly!!!
  • Yeah MS just die already morons.
  • Over 3 apps you two fucktards are bitching. You two pussies go fuck off. Take your negativity with you.
  • LMAO.
  • Hey no need be angry it's bad for your health. Also not just us they're is probably countless of people not on this site that are average Joes that'll probably confuse. Unless MS offers alternatives or third parties.
  • You don't know how business works.  Why maintain apps that just do the same thing as website?  Just pin the websites to your Start.  They are touch-friendly.
  • Lol
  • Very nice apps. Use them quite often so here it goes, FK U Microsoft, now let me get back to my surface pro 3 and my 1520.. Oh yea, Waiting on my surface phone too.. Built in kickstand vapormag with a stylus since ill be taking the phone made for business users.. I'm sure they'll come out with a shitty phone, like 3 shitty phones a year. Android and apple are for everyone else windows phone is for the upper echelon individuals and one day theyll realize that and Tailor their game to high end devices.. And oh yea yall stop buying those cheap Nokia Lumia phones. Low end market.. Right, last making low end = last, force them to make great devices not shit for cheap. Sure your kids and mom will want one but hey that's what android is for..
  • You're right. Whats the point of buying a cheap Lumia when they remove all great apps and instead waste theit money on shit like Minecraft? Why do I need such an overhyped game instead of usefull apps like Health & Fitness (with stepcounter) or Food & Drink (with shopping list). Travel they allready distroyed anyways since most butons now redirect you to a website instead of the former integrated services like flight search.
  • Guys, MS is giving chances to developers and partners by concentrating on just their core business that'll help everyone and also better apps will start launching on Windows platform
  • wait, didn't Cortana utilize these?
  • so MS is deleting all their apps. Great JOB MS. What now ? WP users (an me too) love these or some of these apps. Why they do this ? I really fear next time will be news "Hi we are disontinue all MS services and onedrive, your phone will be useless"
  • Haha
  • Lol
  • and.... "you can continue enjoying this services through 3rd party apps..... in your 3rd party phone"
  • Health &fitness tho
  • why? i mean why? whats going on and we WP users dont know? how can you shut down your own premium  apps and expect others to make new apps for you....  
  • The usage numbers were probably really low for those apps. It's also possible that someone going to fill those gaps with better apps.
  • Some of the features of these apps are actually rolling into Cortana and MS Health.
  • 'Premium' ???? LOL They were just content aggregators.  Plus you can still go to the website to use them. They are nice and touch friendly.  Based on their usage stats, no one was using those apps. So no point in wasting money/resources on those apps. Health&Fitness was great and will probably get integrated into Microsoft Health.
  • I just updated all of those apps today. Why bother updating them if they'll be gone starting next month?
  • I am imagining nadella with an axe!
  • Me, too.  Worst CEO ever.
  • I wish things would change with all the incessant whining you do about Microsoft but unfortunately, you don't phase them.  Get a clue and move onto another platform. Its all about heart health.
  • Soon Lumia will also shut down
  • Good about time.
  • I hope Android dies a painful death. Whoever you are go back to picking strawberry's paisano!
  • Hey no need to get racial now keyboard warrior.
  • It is paisa' not paisano... Do not venture in unknown territories.
  • At this rate Microsoft will discontinue all products related to windows phone including the phones.
  • Good
  • I think it's good and "natural" to let go of things that don't work and be great at things that do. Those mentioned to close I never use, those that will continue I use all the time. That include phones as well :-)
  • Lets discontinue Nadella!!
  • Nah he's Microsoft's savior /s
  • He has his reasons dumbass
  • Nadella is actually making really smart moves that Ballmer and Gates were afraid to make.  The company has gotten too big with too much overlapping and redudant apps.  They are now cleaning up to be leaner and meaner like Microsoft originally was.  Travel and Food&Drink were pretty useless as the websites do the exact same thing and are touch-friendly... you can easily pin those to your Start screen. Health & Fitness will most likely get integrated into the Microsoft Health service.
  • No need to kill it. Just make Nadella ios or android exclusive. That's where his heart is anyway.
  • Classic!
  • As long as they bring some content of msn health app to microsoft health app, it is a good thing. But the other two have no ulternative.
  • What is going on! Maybe something better is coming?
  • Shutting down Health & Fitness makes sense as they already have Microsoft Health with the Band. It was redundant, although I don't see why they didn't just push out an update to absorb/merge the former into the latter.
  • But Health and band are region-locked to the US, where WP isn't popular anyway. That doesn't make sense at all.
    What is the point of the step counter in my 930, if there's no official app to make use of it?
  • No, not even close. They need to do some serious updating to the Band App if they want to scratch the surface of Health & Fitness
  • How was redundant considering that Health does not have the same capabilities?
  • I use the food app all the time. Even uploaded a bunch of my recipes to it and use it on my surface in the kitchen to cook. Stupid move closing it.
  • Nooo I love health and fitness app!!
  • WHAT THE FUCK MS ? BURN IN HELL
  • I use health & fitness on my 1520 a little sad
  • This might be their plan. Cortana would be all apps
  • I really loved the food app, it was fairly good as being a way for me to store recipes, though pc>phone syncing never seemed to come to light (thankfully i've got a venue pro).  Relatedly if anyone knows of a good universal recipe keeper app...Most recipebooks I looked at before food and drink became my main app for it tend to have their own and no way to input. 
  • Food and drink is already built into w10m Bing maps. You can easily find things in it. And health and fitness is probably more useful using a band. Not to mention there's here explore, yelp and so on. As long as they keep news and sports, im ok
  • I truly use these apps!!! Dang!!!! I'm afraid to ask what else will they cut?
  • Really strange news. I just updated the travel app and health & fitness today.
  • I wonder where Daniel Rubino is, and what he has to say for the measures nutella is taking..does he still feel so strongly optimistic about windows 10 mobile? I for once never did..i guess msft is being sucked into a big black hole..
  • Oh well I've been done being optimistic for this pos platform since after WP8.1
  • What's going on , I hope its for the best
  • I am really sad that Health and Fitness will be gone... This app was used by me for workout routines. As for the other two apps, I won't miss them...
  • This I guess I can deal with. But still sucks. These were all beautiful and great apps.
  • Hopefully they can use the extra time and money or whatever on bigger and better things.
  • Any other company removing bloatware is praised. MS is criticized for it. Typical internet.
  • Agreed
  • These apps werent bloatware, Health & Fitness is actually an absurdly helpful app when it comes to excercize and nutrition
  • +920 Also, these apps have touch-friendly websites that you can pin to your start screen.  The apps for these 2 are useless.  Health & Fitness will most likely get integrated into Microsoft Health.
  • Ok. This is getting annoying. I think this trimming on Microsoft's part is getting ridiculous. I am sticking to the MS ecosystem because of the vibrant and rich environment. If they keep cutting it, without good alternatives, i will be disappointed. For example, what service will track my steps on my L930 when health and fitness is gone!?
  • The other apps? You can use Fitbit, for example.
  • Use Microsoft Health :)  They will most likely move everything there because it makes sense and integrates with fitness trackers.
  • SHIT shit Microsoft... Why u are doing this,, keep in mind this is your own platform and you are not a king in smartphone industry yet, your dad Google is higher.. But still we love windows phones but you are constantly removing support from apps. first from MIXRADIO and now all these daily driver apps... Even there are some apps which are only accessible to Android not even for wp users.. And now office is free too ..then why should we use wp tell me??
    DESIGN--no way there are better designed Android like s6
    PERSONALISATION- Even android offers it
    Cortana -- Google now is there
    Live tiles -- Google now is there
    Keyboard -- swift key is much better..
    Any much more..
    Even there are only limited number of high end smartphone and not so much market share...
    No operator billing..
    There are many things I have to say.. WP is lot behind android
    Still I love wp I hope u want not me to leave..
    Don't do such stupid things
    Hope someone from WINDOWS CENTRAL replies???
  • It over Daksh.
  • And there are good recipe apps in the store. I thing they're just cutting where needs to be cut and focusing on launching a great W10M and flagships
  • Exactly.
  • Fuck who took this decision, how the fuck this is good for MS, motion data is useless now, glance screen will be less cooler :( Why should I recommend WP to my friends if the apps they loved will be suddenly discontinued
  • Why recommend it at IOS and Android is superior.
  • Not useless "now". It is used by other apps and I would be surprised if there isn't a health and fitness alternative out by Microsoft in November.
  • Lots of apps use motion data lol, download fitbit or something else.
  • Now they starting to annoy me... Health and fitness is one of the best applications in this area - would be really sad!
  • I am a Health and Fitness user (start screen) and like to see how I'm doin' step, distance and calories wise.  The newer phones with Sensor Core will use what in the future? 
  • Microsoft Health (the same app the Band uses).
  • Right now (I think) Microsoft Health is Band only.  Hopefully Sensor Core devices get added with a (near) future release.
  • And how do you track calories intake with Health?
  • The FitBit app is pretty great, though slightly buggy, and it supports SensorCore.
  • I use health and fitness everyday. This is crazy. It's like Microsoft wants us to go to android. Most of our apps are there anyway.
  • Meh I'm finally going to move IPhone or Android never thought I'll say that.
  • Except youve done nothing but troll this entire section with anti Microsoft comments... i doubt youve ever actually held a windows phone in your hands.
  • If you're replying to me I've been with WP since the beginning. My first WP was the Samsung Focus I've posted this before in the forums along time ago.
  • No one cares, you clearly hate WP and Microsoft... just go away
  • I have used a Windows phone since the Motorola MPX 200..., first Windows phone launched, but I am getting tired as well.
  • Then switch phones, there isnt exactly anything holding you here... Any loyalty you feel towards a multinational corporation is misplaced.
  • Luckily I have never affected by the Fanboy syndrome therefore I always and only buy based on what product fits my needs best not by the brand.
  • FFS just go you boring fart.
  • I used health & fitness occasionally but never even opened the other ones. I'm sure there'll be a health and fitness alternative by November.
  • I hope so, the nutrition/diet tracker part of that app is one of the best things ive ever used. Calorie/Carb/Fat trackers for a ridiculously wide variety of food... its been invaluable to me over the past few years
  • I use MyFitnesspal and Fitbit. Both integrate with each other, and the Fitbit app uses the SensorCore step counter.
  • And some people still think w10m Will kill ios and Android... MS is still unable to understand its own strategy: "Let's kill msn, let's move to bing, shit go back to msn, oh damn Just kill it again" ; "launch zune but only in the US. What it failed, how come?"; "let's launch the band, in the US only, the past showed us how much we were right with that strategy. Well, health and fitness is used by everyone, let's kill it and force people to use an app that only works with a device they can't even buy";" wp7 is too young, let's create wp8 than 8.1. It's too young and developers don't love us. Solution? Let revamp the os completely instead of building on previous iterations like the losers (ios and android) do!" freaking genius!
  • Bang on
  • Starting to think Nadella is a google operative. Just when you created negative press, just when people are talking about WP being cancelled, and at a time you need to convince people the app situation will get better, you cancel app after app. I don't care if they have stuff to replace them or not. If you do, freaking communicate that you do. Pathetic. After 23 years and over 20 windows devices, I am 1 more announcement away from being done and telling everyone I know, the same people I had to convince to support MS, to go elsewhere.
  • They are just slowly getting everyone ready for the big bomb. According to Bloomberg sources MS only EXPECTS to make Windows Phone for two years. It may decide to kill it before then, especially if the new phones continue to fail. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Not health and fitness anyone got good alternatives??? Especially with a steps function!
  • Microsoft health & Runtastic Pro
  • You can't use Health without a Band.  So it is not a good alternative.
  • I just tried Health app and it works without a band and uses sensorcore, just skips the pairing bit.
  • Damn it
  • I don't get it, what are they doing?
  • These were actually pretty good
  • Don't worry wp users.You will be explained the benefits of the closure of the apps,so well by the sycophantic Microsoftmaniac halomongers,and holocaustlensers,that you will never ever want to download any app again.Thanks Microsoft.
  • After the AT&T apps, thoe are are the first app i unstall.. not a big loss.  
  • That's good. Nobody uses them anyways..
  • Now its right time to install these apps :)
  • Well that just blows MS! WTF! I use both MSN Food & Drink and Health & Fitness EVERYDAY!!! I show iOS users the Food & Drink APP and they are jealous. These are very BAD decisions Microsoft. These APPs are a great part of the OS! DAMN IT ALL TO HELL AND BACK!!! A little upset, YES!
  • Exactly!!! The MSN apps are an excellent showcase for Windows.
  • NOOOOO I love the Travel APP.
  • This will save me some time when deinstalling unneeded apps. :D
  • That is so sad! I just discovered health and fitness!
  • Unreal.  These were good, useful, well-designed apps.
  • Health & Fitness had the best Diet/Calorie Tracking and there seems to be no good replacement in the store.  At least pull that out of Health & Fitness and make into standalone app.
  • Agreed, everyone recommending the Micorosft Health Platform to replace the Health&Fitness app has completely missed this incredibly crucial part. Microsoft Health doesnt have anything close to this
  • I use fatsecret for calorie tracking, it's actually the same data MS used in health and fitness I believe.
  • Recently they renamed these apps from Bing to MSN and now they discontinue. Clearly some one is make all bad decisions inprocess this is going to hurt Windows Phone business.  
  • If all windows phone were capable of monitoring motion, Health & Fitness would be much more popular!
  • I agree, miss it in my M8
  • If I owned an X-Box I'd feel a little nervous about it long term. I guess now I know why Health & Fitness never was linked with MS Health, nor why it was never addressed when people asked about it. Back to MyFitnessPal and probably Android when my current WP croaks.
  • Food and Drink?  I love that app.
  • I used Food and Drink almost daily :(
  • I think they integrate health & fitness, travel in interests section on News app
  • I really don't mind anyway people use more fit it I believe. Now one question the band from Microsoft what app is used for that device
  • The Microsoft Band uses Microsoft Health, a seperate app from MSN Health & FItness.
  • Why so hyper >_<
    Windows 10 is such a fresh beginning of new era !
    They remove these craps........
    Because there is many more new things to come in future.
    (this is Microsoft new start from zero)
  • How long until they decide W10M is crap too and kill it? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Dammit! Food and Drink app is awesome - I use it often. Travel is great too. Ugh..
  • I liked the travel app. Didn't use the others much.
  • I like your name!
  • This is ridiculous. Those apps are great. So now because they don't have a lot of users, they're doing the same thing BOA and Chase did. Seems like a great message to companies wanting to create apps or pulling out because of lack of users.
  • What the heck is going on??? Too much of shutdowns n no sign of growth... :/
  • Well this sux, I hope they will have a alternative that works good.
  • I never used these apps. yeah cool apps, nice design. maybe the food one was the one I would have used more. but anyway. so no problem with me.
  • The JVs behind MSN Health & Fitness are numerous, just read the about page. Hoping it will be integrated to MS Health, but sadly no indication.
  • Funny, those 3 apps all received an update today, too...
  • CHANGELOG: That was the update for the app to stop it's function and be kaput.
  • I never use those apps. However I do think Mr Nadella needs to be the next MS employee to lose his job. Hey the new mantra is ditch what's not working. Sooo....
  • Cue the announcement in like 3 hours responding to this FUD stating how Health and Fitness will be integrated into their Microsoft Health app, how Photosynth will be in their camera app, and how travel will be integrated with their wallet, calander, and cortana apps in Windows 10, and how hardly anyone used their food and drinks app... So much drama :)
  • I think food and drink and travel stuff can be done via Cortana and they created microsoft health which may take as recovry of health and fitness in future.
  • What the Hell??
  • The Health app for Band counts steps without the band
  • I really like Health App!!! Why MS is doing this? We need more apps like that one and they just removed.
  • Haven't read all the comments, but does Band use Health and Fitness?  If it does, then what after November?
  • The Microsoft Band uses Microsoft Health, a seperate app from MSN Health & Fitness.
     
  • God No!!!! :( I use a lot the Food and Drinks app on my Windows Phone and my PC.
    And meanwhile writing this, the mentionet app on my Windows Phone gets and Update... What the hell?
  • Whaaaat! I like Health and Fitness to look up for new workouts and fitness tips and Food&Drink to see the pictures whem I'm hungry :-(
  • Health and fitness?!?! Why??? It's great app, use it every day to track my movements...
  • Where am I supposed to get all the awesome workouts, articles about fitness, nutrition etc and the symptoms checker thingy all at one place ? All my friends having windows use this app, I'm surprised that health and fitness is not a popular app
  • Never used these MSN apps. They made no sense to me, I uninstalled them early.
  • perhaps they made no sense to you because you never used them in the first place?? And maybe, just maybe, you aren't the only MS costumer and other people preferences matter too?
  • No,those are some beautiful and pretty useful apps...
  • Food and drink and health were something I really found use with.. Wtf are they doing!
  • :-(
    Food and drink was a very useful app!
    Fuck nadella!!!!!!!!!!!
  • What am I meant to use to track my steps on my Lumia 930?!?!?! And how will I track my average calories over a week, or even a month? Myfitnesspal is crap by comparison!
  • FUCK NADELLA!
  • Finally! Condense MS. Condense. Kill the redundancy, especially in Health.
  • I agree with you. I don't understand the children here and the rage this has caused. There is literally no news here.
  • Sorry pal. 1- I'm not a child. 2- If this was an expected move, then why changing the apps branding to "MSN" so recently? 3- The amount of rage is evidence in itself that the apps are useful and have many users. 4- What I really don't understand is people blindly adhering to anything coming from MS headquarters without even considering costumers.
  • Go back to school, please. Apparently you have failed your reading comprehension if you could not understand what has been posted here.
  • 1 or 100 people doesn't justify the time and resources to keep a app updated and functioning good move MS Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • You lie
  • Stop saying "you lie" either post a valid comment or dont post at all.
  • Yeah good move... displeasing and pissing your loyal Windows Mobile fanbase. Maybe they are trying to kill Windows Phone after all
  • Are there other apps that support Sensor Core other than Health and Fitness?
  • Im not concerned about health & fitness because its very useful so they will replace it with a better app which support ms band. Im concerned about travel app, its a great app but nobody is using it.
  • Other are ok but why photosynth.. :( it is the best panorama app. I used to show off that my Lumia can click those type of photos with the help of this app but now they are removing it !!
  • FFS Microsoft! You're making it more difficult by the day to justify having a WP.
  • This new ceo is terrible
    His damages will destroy ms!
  • No, shares have gone up around 30% since Nadella took over...
  • They are eliminating redundant and apps of little to no value. How does this not make sense?
  • Isn't health&fitness redunadnt or will be will be due to the new Health Platform? As far as travel and food, no loss to me.  
  • The Microsoft giveth and the Microsoft taketh away.
  • Hope they integrate health and fitness into health app. Didn't use the other but thankfully MSN weather and news app aren't going anywhere :)
  • That is my thought. Why have two apps?I see no news here today....
  • Health and Fitness has (had) a few more features than Health.  GPS tracker for one.  Hopefully that (and others) will get folded into Health.  Before November would be nice. I can see the rational for not having two apps supporting the same stuff.
  • Have you somehow missed the points what many people above have raised about regarding MS Health?
  • Weren't these apps just pulling the same section from MSN.com and displaying articles?  It couldn't have cost that much to keep that running surely?
  • Well MS, why don't you just shut down your whole lumia line!!!
  • I guess this new ceo is being payed by ms counterparts to destroy ms
  • This becoming all too typical. Rev up excitemnt of the user base; have them invest their money, time, and what not into their ecosystem; kill it. If MS won't put the effort into supporting their own ecosystem, why should any consumer. "Not enough people use them" is this the same reason none of the major applications have migrated over to Windows Mobile. I used Health all the time for workouts. Food was great for digging up a quick recipe, and Travel was key when I was ctually traveling and had Cortana track flights. These applications aren't daily usesr (save Health) but they  were great when you needed them, and showed the promise of the ecosystem.
  • This is the end of microsoft !
  • I'm not entirely surprised by this, as I get the feelign these apps aren't heavily used. Food & Drink is nice, and I'm sad to see it go. But, like with the Travel app, it always seemed "half-baked". Health & FItness, however, should be integrated into Microsoft Health, as there are still a few good features that I'd like to see migrated from Health & FItness, over to MS Health. It's a bit disapointing to see a batch of 1st party apps be pulled from the market. But, this is something pretty common in the industry; release an app and see if it works out. If it does, great. If not, pull it. Here's hoping they come up with some awesome new 1st party apps.
  • This is becoming all too typical of MS. Rev up excitemnt for their core apps; have users invest time, money, etc. into their ecosystem; kill it. This "not enough people are using it" philosiphy rings similar as to why no app developers create for Windows Mobile. If they aren;t going to suppoert it, then why should the consumers? Health I used daily for workputs. Food was perfect for digging up a quick recipe, and I loved Travel with the Cortana intergration when I was traveling. Not all of thsese were daily users, but when I needed them, it let the ecosystem shine. Being attached to Windows Mobile is like being akin to necrophilia at this point.
  • Wow Health & Fitness huh?  I guess there's another app that connects to the Microsoft Band?  I don't know much about that.  I use (buggy) FitBit and (somewhat less buggy) MapMyRun/Ride on my Windows Phone because they are in cahoots with my company's "wellness" program that gives me money for healthcare if I do things like walk and ride my bike.  Now I feel kind of dumb for asking the wellness program to support Microsoft Health and Fitness.
  • MSN Health & Fitness is the app being closed down, and does not integrate with the Microsoft Band. The Band uses Microsoft Health, a seperate app used solely for the Band. MSN Health was more about manually tracking data, and having access to health based materials (i.e. suggested workouts and health articles).
  • THis is the problem in a couple of different ways. No reason to have two apps doing the same thing. But more so, the confusion it has brought. Looka at all of these comments. There really is no news today but this thread has blown the hell up.
  • Right decision
  • Right decision .
  • Right decision ..
  • You lie or you aren't using a wp
  • I am and I agree, right decision. No reason to have two health apps. And the other two apps are kind of pointless. Neat, but really held little value.
  • "Microsoft Health" doesn't even have a LIVE TILE or a LOCKSCREEN option which I find very odd. Is WP quietly being phased out?
  • MS is really killing us. Is there a Hope for Windows phone? Well it doesn't seem so. Windows phone needs more apps and yet MS is shutting down apps. What is next? Killing Windows Mobile?
  • Hope they integrate food in MS health app as well
  • Microsoft is completely falling apart.  Good grief, what is their problem?  I loved the hands-free feature of the Food & Drink app--I could access the recipes and turn pages without touching the screen. I'm just getting so sick and tired of the decisions this company is making. 100% stupid.
  • Agree
  • Yes, this new ceo is an idiot, maybe also payed by counterparts to make damages to ms pissing off users
  • Haven't these apps just all been updated, bug fixing etc..? What sense does that make..? Updated one day, cancelled the next, seems badly judged, to me anyway...
  • The health and fitness app is brilliant, why! No!
  • Argh.... really want to change ecosystems, but the Surface family is the best tablet with pen input.... I actually liked those apps, sad to see them go. Was really anticipating how they'd size up on Windows 10, that explains why they never got updated in the preview builds. I'm surprised more people used the money apps than the others being discontinued. I never really opened up the money app, but Food and Travel I did pretty regularly because their live tile support was fantastic for showing interesting content. Now there is no replacement for that... all the food apps are basically recipes reservoirs with no content, travel apps are basically web portals to booking trips and no content. It was the content of the apps that I really enjoyed.