A little while back we started getting tips from some readers claiming that the Skyscanner app for Windows Phone had been pulled. This created some in-house confusion as some of us could still see and install the app from the Windows Phone Store, others could not.
We reached out to Skyscanner for comment and they've now come back with an answer. It's a kind of good news/bad news scenario. The good news is that it hasn't been totally pulled. The bad news is that it has been pulled from the U.S.
Here's what Skyscanner had to say to us in a statement:
"We've put this change into effect in the U.S.-only. Although we take a mobile-first approach at Skyscanner, we also are very much focused on the local intricacies of each market. In the U.S., our Android and iOS apps are the most popular, with a very small % of users being Windows users. With the global trend being Windows users are more likely to use mobile web, we're concentrating on this aspect for the U.S. market."
We never like to see apps disappear, but Skyscanner obviously decided it wasn't worth publishing the app to the U.S. if there aren't many people using it. For the rest of us, we can just carry on using the app and hope that enough other people do the same to warrant it sticking around.
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