Google is shutting down Google Bulletin, as well as the Google Bulletin App, which will stop working in about two weeks. Bulletin is an app where you could create stories about your local community using photos, videos, and text. It was in beta in the United States and Canada, and certain metro areas were targeted. However, this Google product never got out of beta, and they have decided to shut it down.
In an email to those who were a part of the Google Bulletin pilot program, they explained that you can download your stories until November 22nd. Then, they recommend that you upload them to Blogger:
“Thank you for being part of the Bulletin community. We have decided to end the Bulletin pilot. In two weeks the Bulletin app will not be accessible and the stories created will no longer be visible publicly.
Download your stories
Your stories have been archived and are available as a zip file here: download my stories. This download link will work until Friday November 22. After this date, your content will be deleted.
Tell your stories in the future
If you want to continue telling your stories, Blogger is a free, powerful alternative for sharing your experiences with the world.
From all of us on the Bulletin team, thank you for joining us on this journey. From documenting student robotics competitions to showing us how to magnet fish, your stories inspired us.
The Bulletin team”
I don’t have any information as to why they decided to shut down Bulletin, and I don’t think it was related to any privacy issues (I understand that was the case with Google Plus). It could be that they just couldn’t get the adoption of the product to where they wanted it to be, and therefore they decided to shut it down.
Google Bulletin was available on Android and in iPhones and iPads.