R.I.P. to the Kardashian and Jenner apps and websites.
Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner all decided to shut down their paid apps and websites. The sisters announced on Wednesday that in 2019 their personalized apps and website will officially be gone.
“We’ve had an incredible experience connecting with all of you through our apps these past few years but have made the difficult decision to no longer continue updating in 2019,” read the sisters’ statement. “We truly hope you’ve enjoyed this journey as much as we have, and we look forward to what’s ahead.”
Kendall Jenner shut down her paid app at the end of 2017.
The sisters launched their apps in September 2015. The apps cost $2.99 a month and have been very popular among their fans. The apps let their paying fans a glimpse into special content from the family. The sisters share their beauty secrets, products and videos. Kim announced the name of her third daughter on her website.
Kylie’s app crushed her sisters’ apps in downloads. According to CNN Money, roughly 1.5 million people downloaded Kylie’s app in the first five days. Khloe had 398,000 downloads, Kim had 362,000 and Kendall had 216,000. Kourtney launched her app a bit later than her siblings.
The Apple App Store take a 30% cut from the app purchases and then the rest of the money is split between the women and Whalerock, the company behind their apps. Apptopia predicted that Kylie made $15 million in the first year off of her app. They predicted Khloe could have made $3.6 million in the first year, Kim possible made $4.9 million and Kendall possibly made $2 million.
The reason why the sisters are shutting down their apps for 2019 is unsure. Their statement didn’t provide a specific reason why they are canceling their paid sites.