Spotimo UWP exits the Store... let's hope for a rebirth!

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Spotimo UWP, a Spotify client, has been a star of the ecosystem for 2019, but it seems that Spotify's lawyers have gone after the developer one too many times. I'm struggling to work out the problem, given that the name and logos are different, that Spotimo now merely mimics the Spotify Web Player when online in order to get your music, and that it doesn't route around any of Spotify's existing restrictions (i.e. you still need to have a Spotify account and a premium one to get full access). In short, Spotify's lawyers have rather ruined our fun. For now, anyway, let's see if Spotify's developer can stage a resurrection!

Arlo, the developer, tweeted a few days ago:

All a bit bizarre, here are the two logos, official on the left, Spotimo's on the right:

Logo logo

How exactly do the logos overlap?

Arlo later tweeted:

There seems to have been publishing delays in getting the new version out before Microsoft's lawyers reacted to Spotify's lawyers, so Spotimo is no longer available in the Store. Sadly.

The probable outcome is that the app will re-appear under a new name and with new logo. I'll keep a close eye on the situation and report back.

In the meantime, even on devices with Spotimo installed, I've had playback issues - is it possible that Spotify is fighting back on the API front too? (again)

Comments welcome if you can shed any more light on the situation...

PS. Spotify's official app for 'Windows Phone' (8.1) has stopped working for me. Does it work for you (and where are you in the world)?