Microsoft's AppComparison shows you which Windows Phone apps match the ones on your Android phone

Microsoft's AppComparison shows you which Windows Phone apps match the ones on your Android phone
Microsoft's new Android app, AppComparison, will show you which Windows Phone apps will match the ones that you have installed on your Android handset. With the Microsoft Lumia 950 released, Microsoft believes that you might be more apt to switch platforms if you knew that all of your favorite apps were available. 

In some cases where there is no direct match, the AppComparison will direct you to the Windows Phone variants of some popular apps. The timing of the app's appearance in the Google Play Store is not a coincidence. There has been much interest in the Lumia 950, which is now available from the Microsoft Store and AT&T in the states. But many Android users are reluctant to switch because some of their favorite apps aren't available for Windows Phone. A number of developers have decided against offering their popular apps for the platform due to its low market share.

If you are interested in seeing which of your Android apps has a matching Windows Phone app, head over to the Google Play Store and download AppComparison. It is free, and might help you decide whether to give the new Windows 10 Mobile phones a chance. You can install the app on your Android phone by clicking on the sourcelink.

If you're interested in the larger Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, that phone will be available in the U.S. only from the Microsoft Store. It will ship starting November 25th.


source: AppComparison (Android) via AndroidCentral

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40 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Currently rated at 3.7, while Move to iOS is at 2.1.

8. Rydsmith unregistered

Want a cookie for posting something irrelevant to make your pathetic life feel better about what device you own?

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Butthurt iFan detected.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm kind of confused by your comment. What device do you think I own, exactly? (And I would like a cookie.)

12. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

.... OKAY! 2 total different apps

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You win!

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I got a mini poll.. Wise or Desperate move?

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Desperate.

4. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Wise for sure

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Wise for me at least, tried it and judging by the low amount of matching apps it found for me, and low quality of the alternatives (excluding something like OneDrive for Google Drive, which is stupid because it's not the same service), it is very clear for me now that I shouldn't buy a Windows 10 Mobile device. Thanks Microsoft.

23. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

So you are using very little apps than. Try to find LogMeIn or Google Photo (the best out there)

27. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Correct. To be honest a lot of apps I actually use are Microsoft apps. One Drive for cloud (20$ a year for 1TB storage and Office 365? No beating that), word to edit my presentation speeches. Only really useful app I'll be missing is Google Play Music. Yes Groove works really the same, and in my situation it would even be better considering its on Windows 10 PC and Xbox as well, but I bought some albums on Play Music

28. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

As for LMI, Teamviewer is better, that even already has a universal app. I use both at work (LMI is forced), but Teamviewer is so much better. As for Google Photo's.... I honestly don't see how anyone would care about Google Photo's? Explain what's special about it

31. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

For one there is free unlimited storage for photos in high quality (your Google Drive storage will be used for original quality if you choose to do so) Than there is the option to choose how to select your photos: on date, location, subject (car/house/scenery/animals/faces/food/etcetera) Option to have Google Photos make a video of certain pictures (automaticly or user defined) Share photos/videos with many more apps than other offerings

5. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Desperately-wise.

7. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

VERY Wise, people still think "windows phone don't have apps".... I've been using WP as mi main phone for 2 years now, and I don't miss a thing from iOS... EVERY SINGLE APP I use I have it... the only thing I complain about is the poor instagram app, but that's it

15. Rydsmith unregistered

Yeah, it has amazing apps for: - Google Drive - Google Hangouts - American Express - Chase Bank - US Bank - TD Bank - Almost every f*cking financial app under the sun!? - Snapchat - Almost every popular gaming app that isn't over 6 months old? I can go on... Windows does have apps, but not the critically important ones and that's the glaring problem.

16. Plutonium239

Posts: 1231; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You don't need an app for chase bank, or american express or any other bank for that matter. All those apps are are skins for the mobile website, there is actually very little to those apps. On windows phone all I need to do for my chase and american express is pin those websites to my start screen and what do you know, it launches exactly like those apps.

18. Rydsmith unregistered

And how are those mobile check deposits that you can't do working out for you?

32. Plutonium239

Posts: 1231; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Who gets paid with checks anymore? Come join the 21st century and get your pay direct deposited...

34. Rydsmith unregistered

Because getting no paid is the only way that checks are used. Let's forget about gifts, person to person payments, or mail-in rebates.

35. Plutonium239

Posts: 1231; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Gifts, person to person payments are generally done in cash. I have not seen an actual check in many many years. Mail-in rebates often come in as prepaid visa cards...

36. Rydsmith unregistered

Maybe when the people you hang around with are poor, but most of my gifts and person to person payments are hundreds of dollars, amounts you don't want to lose.

20. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I'm not an American nor a mobile phone gamer. So, your list irrelevant.

26. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I'm not American nor a mobile phone gamer, but a huge fan of Snapchat, so that single item on the list is worth a lot

29. Penhoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

You're kidding right? It has THE BETTER alternatives. I'm so tired of all the "it doesn't have the Google apps", neither has Apple, they have their own alternatives, so does Microsoft. Google Drive? Who cares, One Drive is automatically integrated in your Windows desktop, laptop, and has incredible deals. (20$ a year for 1 TB storage and Office 365) Hangouts is the weakest (nah maybe Google +) off all the Google apps, no one f**king cares. There's WhatsApp, Telegram, etc etc. As for banking apps, now that is something we can agree on. I actually asked my bank if they would be getting a Windows 10 app, and luckily they well

40. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

1. I don't use google services, ew, the business of google is info, it creeps me out and make me wanna punch those guys in the face, never, only use youtube because obvious reasons. I have onedrive and skype ;) 2. I don't use bank apps, IDK about your country, but in my country not much banks have implemented that, and the ones who do have thats service is very expensive. 3. I don't use snapchat, sorry, don't even with my old ipad, it is just a weird and social network... not my thing, also none of my friends use it. Maybe for teen age girls is THE social network, not for me 4. I'm a console gamer, and I have both candy crush games on WP, also monument valley and some good puzzle games, that's MORE than enough to me.

30. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

the facebook app also sucks big time

39. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

So you are using very little apps than. Try to find LogMeIn or Google Photo (the best out there)

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This has been around for a long time...nothing new actually. What I don't like is it fails to mention some 3rd party alternatives at times. Leading to the idea that it has nothing.

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