Astrid, the popular task management app, has been acquired by Yahoo! and looks set to disappear from the Play Store.
The move was announced on the Astrid blog, addressing 'Friends of Astrid'...
We are thrilled to announce that we have been acquired by Yahoo!. When we set out to build Astrid, we sought to help as many people as possible become happier, healthier and more productive. We’re really excited to join the mobile team and continue this work with Yahoo!’s goal of “making the world’s daily habits more inspiring and entertaining.”
The post goes on to explain that there will be no changes for 90 days, although premium subscriptions are no longer available. In addition 'To make future changes as easy as possible', they will be in touch with users shortly to share how to download data.
With over 4 million downloads to date, Astrid was clearly popular (i've been a big fan in the past although I have now switched)... it'll be intriguing to see what Yahoo! do with the product.
If you've previously purchased Astrid paid products, Yahoo! will be administering refunds to eligible users who have paid for annual subscriptions, Power-Pack and Locale Plugins (which have already been removed from the Play Store).
Are you an Astrid user? Thoughts? What application are you planning to switch to?