Google fires Alfred, its local-recommendations app
(Credit: Clever Sense)
So long, Alfred. It’s been nice knowing you.
Google informed users of its Alfred local-recommendations mobile app recently that the time has come for the helper to be retired as of July 19. Users who have liked places that they want to take with them must request their data from Google by tomorrow.
Alfred was the brainchild of developer Clever Sense. Google acquired the app in its acquisition of that development house in December 2011. The company initially had plans to keep it open for the “foreseeable future.”
Alfred provided recommendations on local places, including restaurants and bars. It was designed to learn what people liked and then recommend other places based on that. It appears now, though, that it didn’t take off the way Google had hoped.
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