Windows phone Apps unavailability – myth or truth
I used Android for an year before I decided to move to Windows. I’ve been using Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 520 for a couple of months now and fond of it. Before shifting platforms, I was worried about availability of apps. Most of the WindowPhone8 haters point that to be the main problem with Window Phone platform, so I did a little research before buying it.
I listed out all the apps that I used in Android, at that time. The list was something like this:
- Amazon Kindle
- Data on cloud – Google Drive
Those were the Android apps that I used frequently, mostly. I did a search in Windows App Store for these apps
- Whatsapp – available
- Notes – OneNote is superb
- Maps – NOKIA HERE maps is awesome, it matches and a little better than Google Maps
- Mail – It’s all there
- Navigation/Routes – NOKIA HERE
- Amazon Kindle – Available
- Ruzzle – Yes
- Dictionary – Yes
- Pocket/Readability – though these two apps are not published by their own company, there are other apps that use their API to read everything that you ‘bookmark/send-to’ in readability. Good enough
- Data on Cloud – Skydrive
I’m sure your requirements could be different from mine and you might use some apps that I have not listed. So before buying Windows Phone, do a check of all your must-need apps. Windows Phone App store here.
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