Of The Several Windows Phone Conversations I Had Recently…
… The conversations ran the gamut of “Windows Phone has no apps…” to even “Microsoft doesn’t make a smartphone, come on”.
The phrase that best applies after demonstrating the phone and apps was suspension of disbelief.
With this in mind I decided to list these apps here, you might recognize a few of them from iOS and Android too…
Yes, these apps are on Windows Phone too…
My constraints on this task were: –
- Look primarily at branded apps i.e. apps created by the same company or brand.
- List MIA apps or those still not on Windows Phone
- Give special attention to noteworthy App developers who create 3rd Party versions of popular Apps.
Developer Rudy Huyn is responsible for bringing fantastic 3rd party implementations of many popular apps to Windows Phone ahead of the app itself arriving:
Zula App: the incredible collaboration / productivity app is rumored to be coming to Windows Phone.
Buffer: given the quality of 3rd part apps available to Windows Phone users, Buffer seems in no hurry to deliver their own app.
Google+ and other Google web services but special mention goes to the YouTube App for being a case study in how not to do things.
Get Taxi: they really need to play catchup with Uber who DO have a Windows Phone app.
Snapchat & Secret… well maybe we’re just fine without.
The Warptest POV
In a nutshell, there is much more to Windows Phone than meets the eye and not just the UI.
Windows Phone gets a strong Warptest recommendation as more OEMs are launching Windows Phones for all budgets, use cases but also for app parity.
So get out there and try Windows Phone for yourself and let me know what you discover….