Microsoft releases SNIPP3T app; exclusive to iOS for now

Microsoft's Bing-powered SNIPP3T app has made it to the iTunes app store, making iOS the debut platform for this app.

Apple and Microsoft may be competitors in the smartphone space, but when it comes to app releases Apple has always enjoyed being a top priority for Microsoft apps, which has been proven yet again as Microsoft released the SNIPP3T Celebrity News app for the iPhone yesterday.

The SNIPP3T app provides users with all the celebrity news, trends, photos and videos using the power of Bing. Users can also get their favourite celebrities' social media interactions and subscribe to them through the app. A personalized news feed would be displayed to the user based on their selection.

Other features include celebrity profiles with detailed coverage, and the ability to comment on the news items in addition to the usual like or dislike responses. The application uses Facebook credentials to enable sharing, but isn't a mandatory requirement to use the rest of the functionality.

To grab the free app and get your dose of celebrity gossip, head on to the iTunes app store.

Source: iTunes | Image via Microsoft

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I would never ever ever install an app like this, because I couldn't care less about the subject matter, but I'm still mad that they didn't make this for Windows phone.

siah1214 said,
I would never ever ever install an app like this, because I couldn't care less about the subject matter, but I'm still mad that they didn't make this for Windows phone.

exactly I don't want this app and i wont install it, its about putting their apps on competitors platform before this own OS, its time for MS to wake up

siah1214 said,
I would never ever ever install an app like this, because I couldn't care less about the subject matter, but I'm still mad that they didn't make this for Windows phone.

I agree. And points for correct usage of "couldn't care less". :)

siah1214 said,
I would never ever ever install an app like this, because I couldn't care less about the subject matter, but I'm still mad that they didn't make this for Windows phone.

+1

The developers should immediately be canned. Not for releasing on iOS first, but for wasting company resources on celebrities.

Make sure to contact Nadella, Belfiore and Elop on Twitter and other social media. Unless there's some sort of uproar about this practice, Microsoft will just keep doing it.

ZipZapRap said,
This time I'm hoping they DON'T release it for their own platform
could you just simply NOT download it? I consistently everyday do NOT download apps i do not want.

the last time neowin posted that a Microsoft app was released only for android, it then showed up on windows phone, because it was probably still being processed before showing up in the store. it had nothing to do with exclusively launching on a certain platform. unless you are sure that this isn't coming to windows phone, why even bother writing about it? its clickbait plain and simple.

http://www.neowin.net/news/mic...climatology-app-for-android

I can't believe you're the only one who mentioned this.

It will be on Windows Phone within days. Apps developed by Microsoft aren't immune from the Windows Phone app review process. It's the same reason why the Climatology app was delayed.

celebrity stuff? its actually an insult to apple users, because it saves wp and android users from that celeb crap

Why not in WP?. Because WP is unpopular.
Why not in Android?. Because we don't wanna.
Why on Iphone?. Beats me. May be Microsoft wants to poach Iphone customers.

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