The Many Flavors of Android Out There Caused Moment to Pull Pro Camera App from Platform


Making apps is hard, and keeping up with all of the various releases out there can be even harder.

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Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels.

That’s why the makers behind the Pro Camera App, Moment, are pulling the plug in the Android versions of their app. It’s just too hard to accommodate all of the various versions of Android out in the wild.

But don’t take our word for it, the company said as much in a press release about the decision.

“The short is that phone makers like to create their own flavor of Android, each with different amounts of access to select camera features. The result has been a random compatibility list where each phone has different features in the app by phone model. The problem only gets worse every time a new version of Android comes out because it breaks the custom modifications these phone makers have made with their phones.

Despite years of messaging phone makers to share their changes and make camera features available to us, we haven’t been able to change this culture. I wish we had dozens of engineers to continue developing this app, but we don’t.

The app is still live in the Play store and we plan to leave it here for any customers who want to shoot with it. If you are looking for a pro-level app we do recommend Filmic Pro. It is more expensive but they do a great job with the app.”

What do you think?

Do you use the Pro Camera App from Moment for Android?

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