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Spiegel Online launches official German-language app for Windows Phone

Update: Hey international readers, as noted in comments, within the app if you click the middle icon "rubriken" and then scroll down to "englisch", you get the International edition

Spiegel Online ( is a fairly serious news source on the internets, so it’s exciting to see them launch an official Windows Phone app today. Available in most regions (including the US), the app should give readers of the site a quick and easy way to access it on the go.

Unfortunately it’s only the German-language version and not the International edition, so unless you know the German language well, you’ll have to pass.

That app is less than 1MB in size and will run on all Windows Phones, regardless of version numbers. The app itself appears to be a PhoneGap release, meaning data pulled looks to be reformatted web pages and it has not been natively coded for Windows Phone. Having said that, it’s quite zippy to use and gets the job done, allowing quick and easy browsing, sharing of articles and quickly navigating to various sections of the news site.

Should you want to venture and grab Spiegel Online’s app for Windows Phone, head here to the Store. Thanks, TschomDoe, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Come on we need English
  • Yay for us germans. Danke für die Neuigkeit :)
  • yay!
  • And yay for us Americans who are learning German and need reading practice!
  • And us who are slowly starting to forget German. This will be a great way to stay informed and help keep up my skills in German.
  • They could have done better with using Metro design. The buttons and the color gradient bar at the top makes it look like a simple port from iOS.
  • Read the part about being a PhoneGap release ;)
  • Der Spiegel is great. The app not so much.
  • Click the middle icon "rubriken" and then scroll down to "englisch". Your welcome!
  • Thanks, added! Not sure that will help most humans who want this app, but good to know!
  • Not ideal alright but I would imagine that could change depending on the uptake of the app.
  • The only think I would like to see added was a way to pin to the start screen certain categories as it happens, for example, with the Guardian App.
  • Good news, der Spiegel is often a good choice when it comes to serious journalism!
    Unlike der Stern...
  • or die Bild
  • ...but Die Bild has naked girls!
  • Do they still have them? Thought they banned it, or were that just the Montags Mädchen ( or how it was called).
  • They might not. It's been a while since I've read Die Bild (
  • For me it's been a while too. On Wikipedia ( - it's in German) I read, that they didn't banned it, they just moved it from the frontpage to one of the inner pages of the "newspaper" (what a joke...). ^^
  • Am letzten!
  • What?
  • Good that Der Spiegel made an app, but it could have been done better. Doesn't fit the metro style, looks too much like iOS. Making rubrics in the App-Bar isn't good, they should do it like MS did it with Bing News. ^^ But still nice, that this Apple loving magazine thinks about Windows Phone.
  • Wot - They managed to get their heads out of iA** and created a WP app? Good times!
  • What does this app better than their mobile website??
  • Only a more comfortable quick access to the various news categories. Apart from that, it is really just the mobile site. The total lack of any Metro / Modern UI design elements is disappointing, but was to be expected from Der Spiegel. Still, nice to see them at least recognize WP now.
  • That was about time. But I agree, it is merely a copy of the mobile site... Waaaaaaaay to go!
  • Nice! Endlich :)
  • Wunderbar! Can ditch the readers now. Vielen Dank Spiegel!!
  • Nice, Spiegel is good for News from Germany.