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

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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7 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

3. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Kind of makes it hard to have the right apps in the Windows Phone store when companies like Snapchat both ban third party apps and also explicitly state they will not make one.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Jack effing squat of the marketshare makes it kinda hard for companies to bother to spend (waste) the time/money/resources developing and maintaining an app that so few will potentially use.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

80million users....yup millions is so few now a days. I know its no where near 1billion, but millions do care imo that is. Of course it is my platform of choice. Hopefully universal in win10 will change that. You can only ignore 1billion+ devices for so long right...

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

There really are 80 million WP users? Asking because that doesnt seem too small. iOS and Android must have alot more. Its wild becauce 80 million in the gaming industry is consodered great for a handheld or home console.

7. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Win10 should change everything. It maybe why support for WindowsPhone apps is going sideways. Why waste time developing apps for a OS that is going to be dead soon. They are all probably working on Apps for Win10. I fully expect one of the first BIG Apps will be a bootstrapping of Android apps onto Win10 phones. So you can either use Win10 native apps or Android Apps.. heck half of the apps arent even apps.. they are HTML wrappers of mobile websites.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is a good point. On the other hand.....good thing I dont use WP...because I've used my BoA and Geico apps enough times to be glad I have them.

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