Earlier this year in February, PayPal updated it’s mobile app to a new version 6.0, however the company is giving out an odd message now, it is saying that come the end of June users on Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire devices who use PayPal will find that on June 30 the app will be discontinued.
Joanna Lambet, PayPal VP explained the reasoning in a blog post earlier this week:
“It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, but we believe it’s the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers. We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.”
As of late quite a few apps and services have been cut off from Windows Phone and BlackBerry. GoPro, WhatsApp and Nokia Here are among a few. One of the main reasons is the realitivly small user base when compared to the two smartphone giants Apple and Android. In the past few weeks the market share for Windows Phone has dropped below 1% to 0.7% and BlackBerry is now worse at just a 0.2% market share.