Fans of the popular fitness tracking app and service Endomondo may start to have problems in the future with the Windows Phone app. In an email correspondence between a customer and the service rep the company has revealed that development on the Windows Phone app is on ice until further notice.
The email is short but gets to the point:
"I'm sorry, but we have put the development of the Windows Phone app on hold for now, so we don't have immediate plans for a new version of the WP app. We'll keep your ideas in mind if we decided to make a new version at a later stage."
The Windows Phone app ecosystem is at a strange place with some high profile companies continuing to drop support while others are remaining or even adding. Indeed, some companies see the value in the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP), the easier coding, and the promise of hitting more screens than just mobile while others are hesitant to risk resources.
Windows 10 for PC is on at least 110 million computers in just three months and Windows 10 Mobile is right around the corner. Later in 2016, the Xbox One app store is expected to launch as well possibly creating a tsunami of users on Windows 10. There are also the Bridges for Astoria (Android) and Islandwood (iOS) that may help companies transition. Unfortunately, Microsoft has been relatively quiet on those bridge programs, which are still in development.
Thanks, Christian H., for the tip!