Google Measure is officially dead, unless you still have it
Google has now officially phased out its augmented reality-based real-world measurement app, Google Measure. Or at least that’s the case for any user who hasn’t already installed it, based on recent data reports.
Google Measure was first introduced in 2016 as part of the Tango project for ARCore compatible handsets. In short, he used the cameras and sensors of a smartphone or tablet to measure real-world objects.
How do we know that Google Measure is really dead?
At the time of this writing, the application has been updated in the Google Play Store with what is described by Google as the “final version”. And there are also hints in the app description. Namely, the first line of the app list shows that the app is no longer supported and will not be updated.
But those weren’t the only clues that Measure was going to be shut down for good by the search giant.
Updates to the app by Google have slowed since 2018. This follows Google’s decision to move it to its own app rather than including it in the Tango project. From there, only a few minor updates to the app were released. One to include vertical measurements and another to add more unit conversions.
Of course, there have also been minor UI updates over the past couple of years, especially for the Surface Sense UI. But project development generally did not include any adjustments for accuracy. Or changes to attract new users. And the app, in 2020, hasn’t seen any significant changes either.
What can you do if you need this tool?
Now, users who have already installed Google Measure in the past will not necessarily be locked. This change essentially makes it impossible for new users to access. And, needless to say, there won’t be any inbound changes to address any issues the latest update might bring with it.
Users who have already downloaded the app or have installed it by now can still access Measure. But it is not known how long this will remain the case. Google could possibly release a new application to replace Measure, based on recent reports. But there are no guarantees on that front either.