Mobile advertising giant InMobi has announced that it is shutting down App Publish, its multi-appstore publishing platform. Originally introduced last year, InMobi App Publish allowed app developers to distribute their Android applications in over 130 app stores around the world without the need of individually applying at each store.
InMobi on Thursday sent out an email to all App Publish users intimating them that App Publish service will be closed down on August 4. With the closure of the service, the applications submitted by App Publish will also be removed from the partner app stores, however InMobi noted that it is working with the app stores to find a way to re-publish these apps.
“We are currently in discussions with partner stores to find a way for you to republish your apps directly with them. We hope to have a solution soon, and we will let you know as soon as that happens,” stated InMobi in its email.
It is unclear why exactly is InMobi shutting down the app store within just over one-year of launching it.
Here is the full email to the app developers from InMobi:
Dear App Publish User,
Since the launch of InMobi App Publish, we’ve made it easier for thousands of developers to publish their Android apps to multiple app stores across the globe.
After an amazing journey of enabling app discovery and delivering app downloads for all those who worked with us, we are sad to announce that App Publish is shutting down. Post August 4th 2014, you will not be able to submit any apps through App Publish.
Please note that with this closure, apps submitted via App Publish will start being unpublished from partner app stores. We are currently in discussions with partner stores to find a way for you to republish your apps directly with them. We hope to have a solution soon, and we will let you know as soon as that happens.
You will continue to have access to all your reports here. If you have submitted a paid app via App Publish, your payout from each app store will be based on the number of downloads on the day of unpublishing.
For any support, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d like to thank all App Publish users who have supported us on our journey. We hope to provide you with as easy a transition as possible.
The App Publish Team