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January 10, 2014

No More Schemer

Google confirmed the news that Schemer will be discontinued.

The time has come for Schemer to power down.

Schemer launched in beta over a year ago to help inspire and motivate people to do more awesome stuff, and though it's shutting down, the adventures will continue. You can use the "Explore" section on Google Maps for Android and iOS to find interesting things to do around you, or Field Trip to uncover hidden or unique things in your city, among others.

All your schemes are available for download until February 7, 2014, after which all data will be permanently deleted. Before then, we recommend you use the button below to get a copy of your schemes for download.

In the meantime, stay curious, ambitious, daring, and above all, stay adventurous; thank you for all your support on this journey!

-The Schemer Team


Go to schemer.com to export your schemes. Since it was a small experimental project, you'll only get your data by email.


Schemer was one of the few Google projects with a distinct user interface. It started as an invitation-only service, it required a Google+ account and it lived in its own cocoon far away from other Google services. Google didn't promote the service, didn't integrate it with other services and eventually stopped updating it.

"Whether it's exploring a new city, checking out a friend's movie recommendation, or just finding new activities for your weekends, Schemer lets you discover new things to do, share schemes with friends, and make the most of your day. We started out as a scrappy team of Google engineers who wanted to help people do fun stuff in the real world. So we went ahead and built Schemer! We hope you like it," informs the About page.

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