Microsoft releases 'Where's my app?' app for Windows Phone

Even though there are over 145,000 apps available for Windows Phone users to download, many popular apps for Android and iOS have yet to be ported over to Microsoft's mobile OS. Today, Microsoft quietly released a new app for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 users that is supposed to make finding apps easier.

This new app has the rather odd title "Where's My app?".  As mentioned in the description on the Windows Phone Store site, this new app is not intended to be a full replacement for the store. Rather, it's made to help Windows Phone owners search for popular Android and iOS apps to see if that same app is available for Windows Phone. If a direct port has not been released, the app will provide some possible alternatives.

If your favorite app has yet to be released for Windows Phone, this new app will also let you send requests for a port to developers (we would assume that polite requests are preferred). The app will also offer a notification if one of the top ten most requested Android or iOS apps finally makes its way to Windows Phone.

Source: Microsoft via WPCentral.com | Image via Microsoft

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I change Android to WP8, where is my lifesafer App like AutoCallRecord? CallerInfo? (Eniro in finland), AdBlock?

Even live in finland, in country area usually only GPRS and 100-250kt/s and without adblock can't bowser anything commerical site!

Some of these apps are the reasons I just couldn't switch last year. Voxer is a big one that my family use on a daily basis. Hopefully these apps will make their way to Windows Phone. Easier for me to convince family and friends to switch.

It would be funny if releasing this app backfired on Microsoft because people realized how many popular apps are not available on WP platform.

stevan said,
It would be funny if releasing this app backfired on Microsoft because people realized how many popular apps are not available on WP platform.

May be this program will point to alternative, even when the alternative are not quite related with the program that the user want.

This reminds me of the comparison app made by Microsoft to compare the current Andorid or iOS device with Windows Phone. Probably uses the same engine too.