Microsoft's new app for iOS helps you with your celebrity worship

Microsoft's new app for iOS helps you with your celebrity worship
Available in the Apple App Store only, is a new app from Microsoft called SNIPP3T. The app collects all of the web based news about any celebrities you choose. Fan of, oh, Ashton Kutcher? How about Katy Perry or Michael Cera. All you need to do is type in the name of those celebrities that you are interested in, and the app tracks down the latest headlines (good or bad) and sends them to you.

Tap any of the headlines to read a full story. You will also be able to view mentions of your favorite celebrities on social media. And the best part is, you can share your Justin Bieber obsession with other fans.

SNIPP3T is a free app to download, and hopefully will make its way to other platforms. It does boggle the mind a little that Microsoft developers wouldn't write this for Windows Phone at first. Unless, of course, Microsoft is making a social comment about the things that Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users care about.

If TMZ is your first read of the day on your iOS device, and you live vicariously through those rich and shallow people we call celebrities, SNIPP3T probably deserves a spot on your phone or tablet.


source: SNIPP3T via RedmondPie

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14 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Of course Microsoft makes an app for stalkers.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd say, they targeted this app correctly. No substance, no need in WP store or play store. Well done.

12. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It will come later, don't be envy. Priority.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Does not look like iPhone 5s in the pictures.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes it does.. Look closer.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Microsoft trolling attempt lol. Pretty clever and even classy actually.

5. tim123

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

I can't find it in the app store....

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

6. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

If Microsoft actually worked as hard on their own app store, I might still be using my L820 (because it is actually a REAL Nokia). Trash app ecosystem (still missing many quality apps and many developers won't touch it) and Trojan-horse-style takeovers pushed me back to Android. Good luck M$, by the look of the marks you have visiting this website alone, it seems very few people beyond your own employees these days are using WP...4% and DECLINING...

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Trolls will troll. WP is a trend setting OS regardless of its market share. You don't like Windows Phone or Microsoft there is no need to keep bitc#Ing everytime about it, just dont use the products, stick with what suits you. Myself and others think WP and Microsoft products in general are great, non users always have the most contempt. Clearly a sign of utter ignorance.

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This.. Well said.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree! I say the same thing on BlackBerry articles, but the trolls keep on trolling. +1.

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Although I won't use it,,, cool app!.. Great job MS!!!

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Great job

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