Comic strip shows why Snapchat has no official Windows Phone app

Why there is no Windows Phone version of Snapchat

Why there is no Windows Phone version of Snapchat

While Windows and Windows Phone combined now offer 560,000 apps, one app that has yet to hit the platform is Snapchat. The messaging app allows users to send messages that self-destruct after ten seconds. A comic strip tweeted by @App4Windows finds the humor in the app's inability to be found in the Windows Phone Store.

Snapchat is not the only popular app that has yet to be found in the Windows Phone Store. A number of high profile apps have not taken the plunge (no pun intended), believing that Windows Phone has such a small market share, it wouldn't be worthwhile to develop a version for the platform. And while BlackBerry suffers from an even lower market share, the current BlackBerry OS allows users to use Android apps. In fact, the Amazon Appstore, which is loaded with Android apps, comes with BlackBerry 10.3. We wouldn't say that the apps run as smoothly as they do on an Android device, but it still is an option for BlackBerry users to consider.

If you need a little chuckle tonight, or perhaps a guffaw or two, check out the comic strip to the right.

source: @App4Windows via WMPoweruser

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8 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Boardroom meme lol. My third favorite meme theme!

2. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Lol, he did say WINDOWS

3. bahadurhussain

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

haha he definitely asked for it.

4. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Whats app has rolled a web client !! PA . Thats a huge deal . Although Telegram has one in beta.

5. AndroidLollipop unregistered

I am using whatsapp web since morning. Thats what I exactly need. it has a material design in contrary to its mobile app

6. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Windows10 will solve a LOT of this.. because if they don't have an app for Windows10 at all.. an emulator to use Android apps will be available. Personally I find most "apps" that don't exist, exist in a way. If you go to the website of the company that has a app you want ( Bank, local show, etc.. and to be honest this is where most Apps are "missing" ) they have a mobile web browser version.. and all you do is then live tile it. Thats all a lot of these apps are anyway, a link to a mobile website.

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yeah...that works about 5% of the time. But, really, thanks...

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well that 5% matters for me. My bank is a webwrapper in android. So should i ditch android?

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