WindUp is Microsoft's Snapchat clone, now available on the Windows Phone store
posted by Chris P. / Aug 15, 2014, 1:55 AM
Enter WindUp -- a Snapchat-like ephemeral messaging app published by Microsoft Research on the Windows Phone store. Like Snapchat, WindUp allows you to send your friends pictures and videos that can be set to last a given amount of time, and you can even send sound recordings, which feels more like an attempt to be at least a little different from Snapchat, even though it's not a bad idea.
But that's life for the team behind Snapchat -- after rejecting a lucrative acquisition offer from Facebook, the company's been under siege right left and center. Whether competitors will actually manage to chip away at Snapchat's appeal as easily as its exclusivity, specifically with teens, remains to be seen, however.
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Sounds like an NSA project name to me.
posted on Aug 15, 2014, 2:22 AM 1
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Dude do you just sit on phoneArena all day and wait for a Microsoft article to troll on ? Get a life dude ! There are more things out there than just trolling MS and their products.
posted on Aug 15, 2014, 2:26 AM 9
Windows Phone is seemingly a good device in my mind. It provides a different approach if you're just not satisfied with iOS or Android. But this App deficiency is something that's keeping me away. I enjoy games and WP lacks many of which are available on both iOS and Android. They have these clones, as I see it. Do they work with real apps? For example will this WindUp app work with SnapChap App, so if I had WindUp and want to send my wife who has SnapChat - will I be able to?
posted on Aug 15, 2014, 4:55 AM 0
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Dude, WP has a third party SnapChat app called 6Snap. WindUp is Microsoft's answer to SnapChat. Its NOT a SnapChat client, its an alternative.
posted on Aug 15, 2014, 4:58 AM 6
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So this is only for WP users? Great it'll have a total of 50 people using it between each other.
posted on Aug 15, 2014, 11:52 AM 1
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