Google’s ARCore-based Measure app, which first launched to the public in 2018, is no longer available on the Play Store. Google no longer supports the app, which allowed hands-free measurements of furniture, walls and objects using a smartphone̵
As reported by Android Police, the URL for Measure’s Play Store listing now redirects to an empty web page. If you’ve downloaded Measure in the past, you can still download it again on your phone, although Google no longer supports the app. Maybe it’s just for the best – Measure has been neglected in recent years leading to a 2.9 star rating. Newer third-party apps like AR Ruler also work better than Measure ever did.
But at the time of Measure’s release, it was a pretty big deal! It spent four years as a developer-only app and was one of the defining features of Google’s ARCore framework. It also inspired other AR measurement apps, including one from Apple called… Measure (I guess there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel).
Measure’s demise isn’t a big deal, as there are plenty of alternatives to take its place. Still, it’s strange to see Google abandon an idea it pioneered. The company even considered building Measure into its Android camera system in 2019. But now Measure is no more.
Source: Google via Android Police