Apps That Have Died Out
We live in an ever-changing world thanks to the Internet, and apps, just like memes, come and go, roaring into our lives like a comet and blinking out days later like a dying sun. Here are some apps that have gone extinct far too soon.
- •PeachIt was a cool concept, for sure. There was so much to do. I enjoyed it, and really tried to get people on board. It just didn't seem to take off. Apps named after fruits seldom do.
- •MiitomoThis one was for the people who just kept thinking "God, my life isn't consumed enough by that red plumber guy who jumps down tubes and throws fire with a flower sometimes!" Nintendo probably expected their conquest to last longer than just a fun, fleeting week, but, hey, at least it was a good—and most likely profitable—week. We got some good laughs out of it in the meantime.
- •Neko AtsumeThis one is near and dear to me. It was so damn cute, you guys. The first time I saw it, I could have cried, and I'm not even a cat person. I'd go as far to say I'm a human person. A people person, even. But you'd set out bowls of food, and toys, and check back frequently for cute cats to appear so you could take pictures of them and log them in a notebook. I look back on the app fondly, but there's only so much you could take before tiring of it.
- •Words With FriendsAh, you remember this one. If you're over 40, you probably still play it. Just think about all those games you began with your mom and kicked her ass by cheating with Siri. Those games were the only thing keeping her tethered to you. Have you even called her recently? I haven't called mine, though I do live with her.
- •Candy CrushOh, God. Oh, my God. Sophomore year me had NO remorse in spending money on more lives, more levels, more time to arrange those stupid jelly beans and whatever those other ones were. At the height of my addiction, I would see myself playing the game every time I closed my eyes.
- •This is yet another one that, if you're on the tail-end of Generation X, you're probably still on it. I couldn't tell you the last time I, an up-to-date millennial, logged in. Maybe back in October to thank my aunt for sending me a birthday meme.