SmartThings is killing its Windows Phone app

SmartThings has taken to its blog to outline its plans for 2017, and things aren't look good if you're a Windows Phone user. The company says that, as of April 1, it will retire its Windows Phone app because it can no longer "provide the desired level of updates and support" for the platform.

From SmartThings:

Version 1.7.0 now offers support for Windows 10 features. Barring unforeseen issues, this version will continue to function (with Windows Phone 10 Anniversary update). On April 1, 2017 version 1.7.0 will be removed from the Windows app store, and it will no longer be possible to download it and install it onto a new device. We will continue to offer technical support through June 2017 for existing users.

That's sure to be a big blow to anyone who takes advantage of the SmartThings app to manage their connected devices at home. Hopefully the latest version of the app continues to hold up, but losing access to the app download after April 1 will make things tough if you find yourself needing to reset your phone or otherwise lose access to the app.

Curiously, SmartThings had promised monthly app updates for its Windows Phone app less than a year ago, so it's a bit surprising to see support dropped already. Do you use the SmartThings app? Let us know in the comments how you're planning to deal with this move!

Thanks to anseld1986 for the tip!

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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