InstaWeather now available on Windows Phone

Windows Phone users no longer left out 'in the cold'

If you use Facebook a lot, you may have seen your friends posting status updates using the popular InstaWeather app that overlays weather details over a photo you have taken. Until now this app was only available to iOS and Android users, with Windows Phone being left out in the cold.

That has all changed with the launch of InstaWeather for Windows Phone, finally bringing the app to the third most used mobile OS as well. In a post on the Facebook page, the company announced on Friday: "Finally, after few months of hard work, InstaWeather for WINDOWS PHONE is here!" and you can pick up this app for $0.99 on the Windows Store right now.

The app adds a smart weather overlay to your photos for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or sent with email or SMS. 

It's great to see yet another trending app being made available on Windows Phone, if only a few others would follow this example.

Via: Facebook

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I don't get you guys.... Most people here feel that Windows Phone is being neglected by developers and companies because they are lazy / what not. It's true WP is the 3rd largest smartphone platform, but its market-share is still near 3% while Apple's is 30% and Android's is 50%. I don't think many developers see a reason to develop apps for such a small user base.

It's like Linux users asking for Office.... Microsoft isn't going to invest the money to make it.

There are millions of Windows Phones sold every quarter. Market share is increasing. It's way higher than 3% in a lot of places.

onionjuice said,
I don't think many developers see a reason to develop apps for such a small user base.

It's like Linux users asking for Office.... Microsoft isn't going to invest the money to make it.


Linux only has a market share of ~1%. On the other hand, Microsoft did invest money to make Office for the Mac. And while OS X nowadays has a market share of ~7%, it used to be quite a bit lower than that...

onionjuice said,
I don't get you guys.... Most people here feel that Windows Phone is being neglected by developers and companies because they are lazy / what not. It's true WP is the 3rd largest smartphone platform, but its market-share is still near 3% while Apple's is 30% and Android's is 50%. I don't think many developers see a reason to develop apps for such a small user base.

It's like Linux users asking for Office.... Microsoft isn't going to invest the money to make it.

Even if it's behind iOS and Android, it still has user base in very high numbers. Any developer that ignores those numbers is plain daft.

Its a 2 way street, only way to help bring more users in, is to have the apps they want for the platform. Its a gamble for developers, but in the end it pays off for the platform

onionjuice said,
I don't get you guys.... Most people here feel that Windows Phone is being neglected by developers and companies because they are lazy / what not. It's true WP is the 3rd largest smartphone platform, but its market-share is still near 3% while Apple's is 30% and Android's is 50%. I don't think many developers see a reason to develop apps for such a small user base.

It's like Linux users asking for Office.... Microsoft isn't going to invest the money to make it.

Which might make it easier for your app to become popular with less fluff filling up the windows store altogether. Plus WP8 is growing pretty fast so if you get in early you can become the top app for whatever.

Peter van Dam said,
Or you download Photo Weather for free and do the same thing. (Just few slight differences).

And it works on 7.5

At .99 cents support the developers. Make it worth their time and efforts so they can continue to grow the eco-system with better apps and UI. With GD3 coming around the bend it will provide the 1080p people want(said want not need as HD+ is very good).

The Quad-Core I think will help out the Camera Pro App for the likes of 1020 camera. 2GB should be and I assume it will be in the foreseeable future as the standard for their flagships and hopefully trickle down to their mid range phones as well. Or at least 1GB for their low end as production costs are reduced and hopefully orders are increased.

I think with GDR3 and 8.1 coming around the bend WP will bridge the gap and will solidify their place in the mobile market.

I know people give them up for dead but they won't go quietly and Nokia will push them even more.

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