According to Google 9to5 reports, Google is about to close its iOS and Android mobile shopping applications and direct users to its web version of the Google Shopping website.
XDA developers discovered, the word ‘sunset’ was added to several strings of codes in the Shopping application, which explains that these applications are being deactivated.
A Google spokesperson said that these applications would continue to operate until June. The spokesperson also mentioned that users could find all the application features in Google’s official website’s shopping channel. We will continue to use the Shopping channel and Build shopping functions in other Google sections, including official Google apps. But yes, the shopping.google.com website will continue to be active.
The Google mobile shopping app allows users to select items from thousands of online stores and use their Google accounts to make single-point payment purchases. As we know, the support will end in June, and some users have already experienced ‘something went wrong’ when trying to use the Shopping application.
Several applications from Google like Google Hangouts, Google Plus and other players have already died while surfing on the beach, and it continues.
According to the ‘Wall Street Journal’, Google once secretly executed a secret project called the ‘Bernanke Project’, which relied on bidding data collected from advertisers to profit from the company’s advertising system.
The data of ‘Bernanke Project’ is ‘equal to data maintained by other purchased tools’. The company can obtain historical data through Google advertising bids, change customer bids, improve the customer’s odds of winning in the auction round of advertising opportunities, and put competitors’ advertising tools at a disadvantage. An internal report in 2013 stated that the ‘Bernanke Project’ would bring in $230 million in revenue that year.