Google’s Customization service iGoogle, which lets users customize home page with apps like weather updates and stock quotes, will not be available after November 2013, Internet search giant has confirmed.
Google confirmed that it would turn off iGoogle in November next year, while the mobile version of the customization service would be discontinued at the end of this July.
Confirming its decision to discontinue iGoogle, the Internet firm wrote in a blog, “With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding it down.”
The decision to turn off iGoogle is a part of the company’s “spring cleaning” campaign.
iGoogle is not the only product that is going to be discontinued as a part of the company’s “spring cleaning” campaign. Google has also decided to discontinue Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback, Google video and Symbian Search App.
Google’s “spring cleaning” campaign was started last fall, and since then the company has closed around thirty products.
Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page is trying to sharpen the company’s focus on its core businesses, viz. search, advertising and mobile devices.