Official Windows Insider app is coming soon — and it'll be an open source PWA

Windows Insider App
Windows Insider App (Image credit: Windows Central)

For those who are part of the Windows Insider Program (WIP), you'll be pleased to know that an official app is in the works.

The app was teased at Microsoft's Ignite conference during a session dedicated to talking about WIP in business and enterprise.

There's not a lot known about the app, but here is what we know so far:

  • It's a Progressive Web App.
  • Dark mode is the default theme.
  • It will be available on all devices due to its PWA design.
  • It is open-sourced so that other devs can learn from its design and leveraging of PWA + Univeral Windows Platform (UWP).

The goal of the app is to provide Insiders with an all-in-one area to navigate, keep up to date, and participate in the Windows Insider Program. While it can be argued it is very long overdue at least there are firm plans now to make it happen.

Sections for Insider news taken from the blog, the Insider podcast, and Insider events. There's also main sections for info on Insider flights, cohorts for specific apps or features, and user activity. Integration with Microsoft Teams for cohort users is also likely.

A quick look at the app was shown during the presentation and is in the advanced stages. We'll try to dig up more info as it becomes available.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.