The Home Depot app for Windows Phone update with voice search and more

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.

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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!

QR: Logo Home Depot

  • Need office depot or staples
  • Staples just released a app for W8. Maybe WP will be next!! And, there seems to be a lot of app support lately.. Does anyone else notice this?
  • OMG I KNOW!!!!
  • Like, OMG,, I know tooooooo!!!
  • Me threeeeeeeeee!!
  • No Canada! :(
  • +1
  • I know it is The Home Depot, but I would rather have it listed in the H section of my phone.
  • I was thinking the same thing.
  • It is in the h section of my phone.
  • Useless... Once again an App that ignores Canada.
  • Canada? What's that?
  • Canada is America's hat...
  • Maluuba and twit got updated as well.
  • Sam, you rock, and no offense, but that picture with the phone and app name thing is getting a bit old, but it doesn't get on my nerves.
  • Yeah man you got it!
  • :D
  • Podcatcher also got updated
  • Yeah, yesterday.
  • Is it me or does this app look like a iOS/Droid port now??
  • Thank you for this post because it is a port of something and is a step back from what we had. I don't care about voice commands, the previous version was better.
  • Like omg
  • Doesn't work for Canada, why? I got like 2 Home Depot near my house
  • Wish Lowe's would release an app for us!
  • Yeah l shop at Lowes more.
  • And the Lowe's mobile app sucks, it doesn't even display their logo correctly. Yet their iOS and Android apps are great. Oh well just won't shop with their app
  • Now if only IKEA could loosen up I'll be happy.
  • That'd be nice to have.
  • Not in my region yet.
  • Still no update in Florida.