Google Allo no longer among the top 500 most popular Android apps
by Peter Kostadinov / Feb 01, 2017, 3:52 AM
As Android Police reported earlier today, the messaging app has dropped out of the top 500 or so apps on the Play Store, which essentially means that the public's overall interest in the app has hit a new low. It's not the first time the app has done this, as its popularity has surged a couple of times in December and mid-January due to updates with minor new features. However, it doesn't take a genius to notice that the overall trend is predominantly a downward one.
another 5 million downloads. That lackluster adoption rate was most likely due to the rather bleak and uninspiring feature list of Allo, which lacked a couple of essential and heavily-requested features - SMS support as well as a desktop client, among others. Without those in check, it's almost impossible to win away users from messenger giants Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and mostly iMessage.It took Google's once-promising messenger app just four days to score 5 million downloads immediately after its release in September 2016, but it then took Allo some 3 months to accumulate
Allo's future seems pretty gloomy at this point as it's head straight towards the scrapyard where the rest of Google's failed messenger attempts reside.
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Because Google too late to announce Allo, and lot of apps can replace it, such as Telco, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and etc.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 4:06 AM 0
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Huh? BBM and iMessage announce earlier and still failed! Google allo is so exclusive for Android only that's why it failed
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 4:15 AM 0
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No it failed because of poor integration when I text someone from allo that does not have allo I show as some random numbers overall it's cool but no1 including me is gonna go around talking people into installing this crap, the bottom line is the people that would use this are already using something comparable and not going to change and everyone else is so late to the party it's not worth the hassle!
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 9:06 AM 0
Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011
It is not a surprise to me at all. I were excited at first launch but as soon as I download Allo and tested, I know it will be fail because the app does not work any email domain. As today, I found Hangouts still the best because I can text, call, mms.......
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 8:35 AM 0
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Why can't they make one good app and support it? They take away features as often as they add them, it's not worth trusting their messaging apps anymore. They need SMS support, full encryption, optional AI, integration like hangouts.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 10:20 AM 0
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Recently moved to an iPhone for the first time. I have to say that the reason iMessage is so successful is because it's preinstalled, has amazing support & innovative features, and has sms support. This always pained me about my beloved android phones. There was no uniformity across the OS. Google really needs to step up and not leave out millions of people who might not have Allo by not including sms support. The features on Allo are really cool but they shouldn't have excluded so many people that let's say have iMessage or primarily talk on something else. After a while, people would have migrated to Allo. This could have been the go to comfortable way of communicating on Android but they messed up once again. No need to be a fanboy to understand that Apple has organized things very well on iOS. Please take a look at your competition google.
posted on Feb 01, 2017, 12:20 PM 0
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I'd much rather have SMS support on whatsapp so that I can just use one app for all my communication needs. Why I prefer Facebook messenger to whatsapp is the simplicity and the performance of the app on any phone and on any platform.
posted on Feb 02, 2017, 5:25 AM 0
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