Moment, the camera accessory store that has grown in popularity thanks to its dockable camera lenses for smartphones, today announced sad news.
The company does not plan to continue developing its Moment Pro camera application on Android. The app, launched two years ago on Android, was meant to be a professional-level camera app that anyone could use to take better, more advanced photos.
When initially released, the iOS version had more features, but Moment worked over time to improve Android's feature set and number of supported devices, including Google's Pixel Visual Core.
In a note to today's customers, Moment co-founder Marc Barros suggested that they would need to stop working on the application, because "they don't have the engineering bandwidth" to keep things going.
He mentioned Android-related developmental reasons for this, such as how smartphone manufacturers "create their own version of Android" they need to work with, that major Android updates often cause application usage problems, which makes adaptations impossible. required by each cellphone manufacturer.
If the Google Play reviews for the app mean anything, it's obvious that the camera app had problems on that platform. Some reviews mention the lack of resources, while others note the errors that never disappear or caused recent problems on their smartphones.
The Moment Pro app will still be available on the Google PlayStore for anyone who wants to use it, but there should probably be no more updates.