schemer

Schemer was launched over a year ago with the aim of motivating people to do “more awesome stuff.” The service required users to have a Google+ account, however it wasn’t promoted that much by the company and for the past couple of months no major updates was rolled out. The Android app hasn’t been updated since October 2012, which is testament to the fact that the time has come for Schemer to power down.¬†Google has confirmed that Schemer will be shut down on February 7th, the iOS app has already been pulled from the App Store. Users have until the last day to retrieve the data, after which all data will be permanently deleted.

It was actually rumored late last year that Schemer would be shutting down soon. At the time it was not known exactly when this service would meet its inevitable end. So what do Schemer users do now? The team recommends using the “Explore” section on Google Maps for iOS and Android to find interesting things to do around you and Field Trip to discover unique things to do in your city.¬†To retrieve data, Schemer users have to sign into the service using their Google account, select the “Email me my schemes” option at the top and wait for the data to be delivered via email in CSV and HTML formats.

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