Mimi Was Removed From Google Play

December 16, 2020

It was bound to happen eventually, and today was the day. Mimi was removed from the Google Play Store earlier this morning. While it was a shock to find out, I’m not mad or disappointed. The app gave me opportunities that I otherwise never would have had. It was the first Android app I ever wrote and by far the longest project I have ever continually worked on.

The first version of the app took me 6 weeks to write. It scraped the 4chan site and parsed HTML to display the content in a list. I published that first version in June 2012 while unemployed and bored. It was moderately well-received, and I took all the feedback to heart. Each update fixed a few things or implemented some new technology. From those few updates, I was able to learn enough to become a professional Android developer. I have been doing that ever since.

By the time Mimi was removed, it was downloaded over a million times and had about 200,000 active users every month. I will miss having a project to work on, but I think this is the right time for Mimi to end.

Thank you to everyone for your support over the years. I sincerely appreciate everyone who took the time to try out my crappy 4chan app.


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