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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

They will be releasing a new app for WP in the coming weeks, except it's called SNIPPL3. This app will make you feel like a t1t on a daily basis for supporting Microsoft.

b_roca said,
They will be releasing a new app for WP in the coming weeks, except it's called SNIPPL3. This app will make you feel like a t1t on a daily basis for supporting Microsoft.

Ok, that was dang funny.

abecedarian paradoxious said,
Exactly what the world needs now, more SNIPPL3Z

You're damn right. We have never enough of those.

of course its exclusive to ios because Microsoft spend a lot of time development ios platform its their OS, MS ios users get to enjoy MS apps before any competitor platform, apple windows phone and google android users should be jealous


subcld said,
of course its exclusive to ios because Microsoft spend a lot of time development ios platform its their OS, MS ios users get to enjoy MS apps before any competitor platform, apple windows phone and google android users should be jealous


Either it`s the fact its Sunday morning or reading this post but now my head hurts! Who should be jealous?

Yeah, I tried to mentally insert all the missing punctuation and words to turn it into a coherent and logical paragraph, but with so many errors I just gave up.

As a kind of avid supporter of MS platforms..
this kind of thing is BS

At least toss the app out for your own platforms first... Even if iOS or Android debut 1 day later

smh. I mean what are they thinking? I actually enjoy Windows 8.1 and WindowsPhone, what they don't think we're alienated enough as it is?!

yes yes marketshare blah blah iOS has more users- THAT is a bs excuse. Toss your app onto 1 of your own platforms to show your users HEY you're number 1 to us. then proceed to launch your app a day or two later on Rival platforms.
you'll keep the users you have happy! and you'll have users you didn't have before trying out your software

If I could smack some exec/manager upside the head at Msft I would do so gladly

Brian M. said,
Make an app and make it exclusive to your competitors platform?

Nice to see they have confidence in their own platform!

That's exactly what I was thinking. "We know our platform ranks number 3 in the smartphone world, so here's an app that the number 2's can use!" Why not target the largest user-base if you're going to release on other platforms?

Brian M. said,
Make an app and make it exclusive to your competitors platform?

Nice to see they have confidence in their own platform!

This is exactly how I felt, pretty much every mobile app MS make goes to competitors platform first, in the case of their photo stitch app, for months and months first.