In a clear effort to push Android and Chrome, Google is discontinuing iGoogle Nov, 2013.
This announcement comes as an early 4th of July surprise from Google.
It’s getting really hard to trust Google with how they bait and switch, and kill projects I know are more popular than they even state.
iGoogle is still new, and they’ve dumped effort into a recent redesign, this reverberates yet again how volatile things are. I hope I haven’t made a crucial mistake in using Gmail as well as instructing clients to use them for business mail.
People who use iGoogle use it as the homepage for their browser. Am I to believe they just want to toss out that un-tapped advertisement revenue (which they never tapped)? That’s how I know it’s a play on Chrome, and unfortunately iGoogle cannot be replaced by all the widget and gadget crap that you can install into Chrome, functionally: yes – but not having a birdseye view of many vectors of information on one page (a dashboard) is a very different deal.
At this point there’s no way I could possibly trust an app infrastructure with Google (with their pricing change history). I’m at a new level of paranoia: How long til Google kills their Web Fonts service? Google Web Toolkit (GWT)? Charts API? Blogger?