Google has killed its real-world measuring app, named Google Measure. The Measure app was introduced in 2016. It uses cameras and sensors available on smartphones and tablets to measure real-world objects.
The measure app is updated as the final version in the Google Play Store. The updates for this app have slowed down since 2018. There were only a few major updates, including vertical measurement and unit conversion. However, there were also User Interface updates for the app over a couple of years. But there were no improvements in the accuracy.
It has been a long time since Google killed any functional app or service without any reason. The Measure app has been there since Project Tango.
Google Measure app helps you with everyday measurements. It also provides you quick measurements around your work, home, and office. The Measure app will provide you similar results as a measuring tape.
You can measure the height and length of any object on a flat surface. For example, the height of a table, the width of any sofa. It also provides you unit conversion. As a result, you can easily switch between metric and imperial units. You can also take photos of your measurements and copy them to your clipboards.
However, you will need to find a flat surface first, and you can do this by moving your smartphone around. After that, you just need to point and tap to start the measurement. It will adjust according to the flat surface.
When the measurement is done, then you can tap on values to change its units. Like any other AR service, Measure does not require any additional tool. It only uses your device camera to measure the length, height, and width of any object.
If You Need This Tool
If you have already installed the measure app, then you will not be locked out of the app. The current changes will affect only new users. Most importantly, there will be no updates for any improvements. In short, there will be no changes to fix the current problems or issues.
If you have the Measure app, then you can use it. But there is no official announcement on how long it will remain the same.
However, you can download the app from different other App stores like Apk Mirror.
Launch Of New App
However, Google might launch a new app that has similar functions and features. But there is no information related to it. The Measure app will not show up on the play store list until you have previously installed it on your smartphone or any device.
Google might come up with a different app that will provide the same results. The Measure app was a decent and nice app for many users. It has saved time and money for many of us.
It seems that the Measure app has reached its end of life. However, it is still available for users who have previously installed it. This app will not get updates from Google. In other words, this is the final version. There will not be any further updates.