NBC drops Today Show app for Windows Phone; 6snap won't return to the Windows Phone Store

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NBC drops Today Show app for Windows Phone; 6snap won't return to the Windows Phone Store
NBC's Windows Phone app for the Today Show has gone to the same place as Matt Lauer's hairline. In other words, they both have disappeared for good. This past week, NBC pulled the plug on the app, not that anyone would be surprised. The app hadn't been updated since April 2014 even while the iOS and Android versions of the app received new features last month. Some of the news on the app had been 8 months old.

The Today Show app came to Windows Phone in 2013 and featured news that was broadcast on the show for those who missed it on the air. It also offered Live Tile support, notifications for breaking news and a way to share news stories with users' social media sites. While the Today Show app is no longer published on the Windows Phone Store, fans of the show with iOS or Android can still use the app on those platforms.

The Today Show app follows others that have been shut down on the Windows Phone Store. Those include Geico, and Chase Bank.

In other news, third party Snapchat client 6snap is not returning to the Windows Phone Store according to developer Rudy Huyn. Snapchat has been banning all third party Snapchat apps. On the other hand, the Windows Phone developer did hint that he will be soon be publishing two new apps derived from 6snap which is something for Windows Phone users to look forward to.


source: @RudyHuyn, WindowsCentral

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