NBA Game Time discontinues support for Windows Phone but endures on iOS and Android
It seems for every two steps forward Windows Phone takes it takes one step back. Although users see more official apps and even some unique exclusives, some companies just don't see the value in supporting the third largest smartphone. The NBA is the latest in the category, pulling support for their popular NBA Game Time application this week.
Heading to the Windows Phone Store users can find the app with a July 8th update. Nonetheless not only has the app not been updated for summer league, but the NBA left a little note claiming "The NBA GAME TIME APP on Windows Phone is currently no longer supported. Please visit m.NBA.com to learn more."
Looking into the situation more, we discovered that the iOS and Android apps were updated in June for summer league and are still being actively supported. In other words, this is not a general change in mobile strategy, but a purposeful snubbing of Windows Phone.
The NBA has had an app on Windows Phone since 2011, and it had a major update back in October 2013.
Windows Phone is gaining traction, but it is situations like these which keep it from hitting mainstream popularity, especially in the US where market share is low. Of course, we could always wish for a universal Windows/Windows Phone app from the NBA in the future. Hope springs eternal.
Thanks, @WhaHos, for the tip
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Please, be more specific when referring to stolen historic regions, because Macedonia is Greek.
Go make more statues believe to your myth and leave the propaganda to the ignorant tourists.
You are just Slava, so building rediculous statues of greek heroes doesn't change anything
And will ask you politelly AGAIN: Can you drop this stupid debate in a tech site or not? I am not debating this anymore, so don't be an idiot, just stop talking about. It's not the place nor the time for that. Truce? :)
I laughed at him and left the store.
There's Galaxy-ads everywhere, on buses, walls, newspapers, tv, radio, magazines.... can't move without being brainwashed by ads for the crap... But WP? Not ONE, wonder why they get so little attention here...
with WP at a measly 3% mrktshare... would that even make a dent?! perhaps there was less demand that's why they pulled out support. can't blame them. but hey, i can only guess....
but reading this sad news... ugh! frustrating THIS IS YOUR FAULT, MICROSOFT!
So now I'm waiting on the converged code set. Who wants to keep restarting their dev efforts. And I'm a self confessed WP fan boy