Google Has Ended Support for Measure App

The augmented reality measurement app quietly joins the Google graveyard

Measure, Google’s augmented reality-based measurement application, is the latest casualty in the company’s history of killing off apps.

It is not unusual for companies the size of Google to cancel apps and features, especially as technology continues to advance. The latest app to take the fall is Measure, an AR-based app that Google originally released as part of its Tango AR platform in 2016. Android Police was the first to spot Measure’s demise, reporting that the app no longer appears in the Play Store. Additionally, Android Police also reports that users who already have the app will see a message in the app stating that support for it has ended.

Using Google Measure to check measurements


Despite being released in 2016, Measure has had a shaky go of things over the past several years. In 2018, Google killed off Tango, making Measure work as a standalone app on any device that utilized ARCore, the company’s primary AR development kit. That same year also brought vertical measurements to the application, though development appeared to slow shortly after.

The idea behind Measure was simple. Users could use their camera to point and measure different items by drawing lines on the screen. Unfortunately, Measure was not the most accurate measurement system ever, which led to poor ratings on the Google Play Store.

Android Police says that the app should continue to work if users already have it installed, though no additional fixes for crashes or bugs will be released. 

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