Although Snapchat still has not publicly committed to a Windows Phone app, it has not stopped competitor Cyber Dust from keeping theirs up to date.
Version 0.8.0.157 arrived today and with it, a nice changelog. In fact, Cyber Dust has had regular updates over the last few months, bringing new features online and adding general improvements. Here is what is new for today.
Cyber Dust 0.8.0.157
- Improved the search look and feel.
- You can now search for users using a portion of their username.
- Long tap on hyperlinks lets you choose the web browser to use.
- Long tap on phone numbers and email addresses lets you instantly reach out.
- And, we've fixed several bugs you've reported to us. Thank you.
Overall, the app is very well designed, and it certainly appeals to the right crowd. However, like all messaging apps its usefulness depends on how many of your contacts are using it. Still, if there were ever a time to evangelize Cyber Dust, now would be appropriate.
For those who have not followed, Cyber Dust (CyberDust.com) is a 2014 startup from investor Mark Cuban. The app is best described as "WhatsApp meets Snapchat," and it is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The app lets you send photos, video, and text to contacts, as well as 'Blast lists'. Messages expire after 24 seconds and are not stored anywhere, ensuring privacy and security.
Fun Fact: Rudy Huyn makes the Windows Phone version (via outsourced contract).
Thanks, Sean R., for the tip!