When it rains, it pours. The past few weeks we’ve been experiencing a higher than average activity with apps and the Windows Phone Store. Whether new apps like Pandora or updates to old ones, it’s been busy lately. Add The Home Depot to that list of updated apps, it’s just been bumped up to version 3.0 and brings a variety of new features and a refreshed look.
When The Home Depot first dropped an app for Windows Phone we were caught off guard. It isn’t every day that you have a store for home improvement and construction supplies release a smartphone app, especially on Windows Phone. That was back in April 2011, so what’s changed since then? If you said everything you’d be really close. Let’s look at it.
- Voice search
- Gift cards
- Store locator and map
- Buy now, pick up in store
So some features have carried over from the original Home Depot app, like the ability to buy on your device and pick up in the store. The two new biggest additions are voice search and the ability to send someone an electronic gift card.
However, the app did take a step back. At first glance from the screenshots you’ll think this is a nice looking app. Unfortunately, it’s really just the mobile website wrapped in a browser control. You can tell because you can pinch to zoom anywhere within the app. In my book, that’s a step backward for an app. While it’s functional and does what you’d want, something just feels off. I guess adding voice search is nice and I shouldn’t complain with a free app.
You can download The Home Depot for free for both Windows Phone 7 and 8 right here, use the QR code below, or swipe right in our app.
Thanks for the tip Amir H!