Microsoft to end support for several Lumia Windows Phone apps on October 30
Microsoft is making some cuts in its library of Windows Phone apps. It has removed a number of them immediately from the Windows Phone Store, including Lumia Storyteller, Lumia Beamer, Photobeamer, Lumia Refocus, Lumia Panorama and Video Uploader. Updates for all those apps will end after October 30 and online services for Lumia Storyteller, Lumia Beamer, Photobeamer, and Lumia Refocus will also end on that date.
In a post on its Lumia Conversations blog, Microsoft offered their reasons for making these decisions:
While the apps will no longer be available in the Windows Phone Store, people who have already downloaded and installed the apps on their Windows Phone device can continue to use them, even if they upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. However, since the online services for Lumia Storyteller, Lumia Beamer, Photobeamer, and Lumia Refocus will be ending on Oct. 30, those apps won't actually work anymore after that date.
For users of the Lumia Storyteller app who have uploaded their content online, Microsoft says they should download them before October 30:
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