Just some time back, Lazy Worm Apps launched a really cool YouTube app. Now though, they have some bad news for you. They’ll be discontinuing the app, come January 1st 2012. First casualty of the year 2012. Who’s wary about this year, huh?
In a letter to the customers, the devs had this to say –
We are extremely saddened to announce that as of the 1st of January 2012, our applications ‘Metrotube’ and “YouTube’ will no longer be available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
YouTube’s current API does not have any documented methods for obtaining high quality video content. We have been using a workaround to obtain this content and it has recently come to our attention that this may not be sustainable in the long term, hence our decision to stop distributing the apps.
The apps should remain functional for those who have already installed them however we will be unable to push out any further updates. Of course, you can also continue accessing YouTube videos directly through your web browser.
Not being able to distribute our YouTube apps is unfortunate. Having said that, we urge everyone to continue following our progress as we have a few amazing projects in the pipeline we think you’ll love.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you for showing us your continued support.
I guess they’re being just too kind in not revealing the actual issue here. Probably, it’s Google, but well, it’s just sad to see a good app cease to exist..
So, download the app while you can. It won’t be available for download post 1st January. And no, not even re-download, even if you have it on your phone now, and the need to format the phone arises.