A while ago, The Guardian launched the Windows 10 application for both Mobile and PC. The Guardian’s app is also available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The British daily newspaper Guardian yesterday announced that its application for Windows 10 would no longer be available to download from the Microsoft Store.
Although Windows 10 is currently installed on over 500 million devices, the App Store still doesn’t have enough apps, and Microsoft’s employee recently confirmed that there are only 20,000 UWP applications available on the Windows 10 Store.
The Guardian explains that the users cannot download the application from the Microsoft Store. However, it will continue to work on your Windows 10 PC or Mobile if you’ve already downloaded it.
“We don’t take discontinuing services lightly and Windows continues to be an important platform for our readers. However, after taking a number of key factors into consideration – such as current usage, costs to support and effort to maintain parity with Android and iOS – we believe we can provide a better experience through our website for our readers using Windows,” Guardian said in a statement.
The original concept of UWP apps is apparently dead as Windows 10 Mobile is no longer supported. With Windows Phone platform dead, I am very pessimistic about the future of UWP (Universal Windows Platform).