You may not believe it but in the U.S., Pinterest is the third most popular social network behind Facebook and Twitter. Worldwide it has an estimated 70 million users (70% of which are female). That makes it a big player in the social network universe and one that should not be ignored. Because of those numbers, it’s worth pointing out that there is no official Windows Phone or Windows 8 apps for the fast-growing service.
That’s a bit of a bummer though Windows Phone users do have some solid Pinterest third-party apps like Pinsation that do an admirable job of filling in the gap. But an official app that doesn’t go against the company’s APIs is something that the Windows Phone platform needs in order to push forward—the same with Windows 8.
Luckily, Pinterest is asking just how much you want that app, giving users an opportunity to voice their opinion. On their website's Help Center, the company puts the issue to users:
“Unfortunately, Windows phones and tablets aren't very compatible with Pinterest right now. When you're on a computer, hovering over a pin shows the repin and like buttons to click on. Since Windows phones/tablets don't work the same way, you can't interact with pins the way you can on a computer or other tablets and phones.
We also know that there is high demand for a Windows app. If you'd like to see a Windows app, please vote for it using the Me too! button below. Thanks for your interest and for using Pinterest!”
The topic on the site is actually old—going back to February, which makes the “281 Me too!” votes a bit disheartening. So why not take a moment and try to let them know that an official app for Windows Phone and Windows 8 is something that should be in the cards? It’s only through interest and feedback will devs make apps for Microsoft’s platforms (although hopefully Nokia is already talking to them).
Source: Pinterest Help Center; Thanks, Carl_D., for the tip!
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