Joe Belfiore: Windows Phone app-gap will end with 2014
Instagram, and Vine are just two of the popular applications on other platforms that have been recently added to the Windows Phone Store, checking off yet a couple of titles that were missing for those who opted for a Microsoft-powered smartphone. There will be more to come, and, by the end of next year, the app-gap for Windows Phone will be completely gone.
The promise comes from Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore who took it to Twitter to announce this: “We’re all gonna look back on the end of 2014 as the ending of the app-gap for Windows Phone. The 3rd ecosystem is decidedly here!”. Whether that includes the Google application suite and YouTube is yet unknown, given the recent, rather bumpy relationship between the two behemoths.
Windows Phone has seen a rather healthy growth this year but it is still far from where Microsoft would like it to be. People still complain about missing software titles — and for good reason, in many cases — but we’re glad to see Microsoft’s commitment.