Another Google app bites the dust. My Tracks, Google’s outdoor mapping and tracking app that has somewhere between 10M and 50M installs, is shutting down on April 30, so that Google can focus their mapping efforts elsewhere.
As you can imagine, this news hasn’t been taken well by My Tracks users. For an outdoor tracking app, it used to be one of the best, since it was able to track accurately without destroying your battery. In recent months, reviews haven’t been kind to My Tracks, likely because Google had dropped support. Today’s news only sort of reinforces that thought.
Here is the statement from Google on why it will be shut down:
After April 30, 2016, My Tracks will no longer be available. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause My Tracks users. We’ve made the tough decision to invest our efforts into other, more wide-reaching, mapping projects. Below are some resources to help you manage or export your data and find other apps to continue tracking your activities.
If you were a My Tracks users and want to export your data, Google has a couple of options for you that can be found at the source link below.
Google is also providing applications that could be good alternatives, like Google Fit, Strava, Endomondo, Map My Run, Map My Hike, GPS Logger for Android, and GPX Viewer.
RIP, My Tracks.