Windows phone users are well aware there is a shortage of Apps,especially locally here in Ireland and alongside the bad perception by the media in General plus the lack of updates and Apps by MS and big companies here Windows users are pissed off to say the least and yes i am one of them.. So much to say i don’t use WP as a main daily driver no more but i have the phones there anyhow..

On there is a community of users constantly asking about when apps will be updated or apps coming to the platform and i of course am one of those members there..

During the week a thread was started on SKY and will apps come to the platform,as we users already know we have Sky sports and Sky News..Sky think this is great and it will silence the lack of other apps but sadly not…

So we asked them head on and told them to cut the usual scripted nonsense like the banks have been feeding for the last two years. A user asked Sky the following.



So i asked sky Which Apps to be precise and Sky replied.. on this thread HERE  As it stands on the SKY forums there is lots of people complaining regarding this matter and perhaps its not a sustainable move considered the market share for Windows which is said to be around 12% here in Ireland and similar in the UK..


At present, users of Windows devices can download the Sky Sports and Sky News apps from the Windows Marketplace. The full range of Sky’s apps are described in detail here, but as my colleague Daniel stated above, at this time we have no plans to expand to Windows devices. You should also be able to use Sky Go via your web browser on your Windows PC or laptop.








Next up is Horizon app from UPC again a user asked these about the app and again the same scripted replies on this thread HERE this is also not the first time the question has been asked,same case as Sky..



I had to say this to them..

“We have heard this same tune months ago why don’t you be just straight with people.”

UPC replied..

As mentioned above, we don’t have any info on this coming to windows phone. 

If this changes in any way we’ll certainly post back here. Thanks.

So thats it on these two,no point in going on about the banks because for two years i have tried and i have given up,i have given up.Some have mentioned also that they are possibly waiting for W10 to arrive or in the future Android apps can be ported onto WP but would that not admit defeat for Microsoft ?? As it stands there has been no flagship now for two years and a miriad of low end-mid tier devices announced,user are getting impatient overall..

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