Facebook finally retire today the Paper app for iPhone from the App Store. Moreover, their services fully completed on July 29, 2016.
The Paper iPhone application was launched two years ago, in January 2014, as an experimental app to access Facebook in a new way. But, unfortunately, it has not been as successful as expected.
The application offered content organized by categories such as "Technology", "Fashion" or "Sports" and introduced other elements and visual effects in the user interface news.
Facebook has no luck in the App Store
It is not the first time an initiative iOS Facebook just failing. Recall that the social network Mark Zuckerberg launched the App Store in many applications such as Slingshot , Giphy , Moments , stickered , and Rooms (Has anyone installed any of these apps?). Moreover, many of these apps have been removed after the closure of the sub-division of Creative Labs Facebook.
Although, it seems, the company itself is achieving some success with its latest platform Facebook Live , which is enjoying much users thanks to its constant updates .
On the other hand, Facebook has renewed several times Slingshot , without significant results at the level of shock. But it is rumored that Facebook will launch a new app for iPhone to compete with Snapchat , and allow capture and post photos or videos.
Returning to the subject matter, the Paper application never got support iPad (or Android, if anyone cares), in fact launch did not take place in many countries, and perhaps these reasons contributed to its failure.
"FACEBOOK CLOSE PAPER, AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION THAT IMPRESSED CRITICS BUT FAILED TO ATTRACT THE AUDIENCE. THE APP FACEBOOK EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMED INTO A KIND OF NEWS READER, WITH CUSTOMIZABLE SECTIONS. "
If you used (or still use) the application usually undoubtedly it is bad news. But at least, Facebook will allow users to enjoy a month of "comfort" before removing its services for iPhone.