New York Times recently announced that the company is ending support for its Windows Phone app. This is not surprising as it is a result of lack of commitment shown by Microsoft to Windows Phone platform.
New York Times, one of the top apps for Windows Phone users is ending support for the platform, the company said in a statement. The official app of the New York Times newspaper has been pulled from the Microsoft Store, the company is now asking the users to use the mobile version of their website.
The company explains in a statement that the web version of their newspapers offers same features as the Windows Phone app.
“Beginning in December 2017, The New York Times will no longer support the NYTimes app for Windows Phone. You can access a more complete New York Times experience through our mobile site (mobile.nytimes.com) from your phone’s browser,” the company announced.
“The mobile website includes all of the same content and sections as the Windows App, plus it has a more interactive and modern home page that is similar to our other digital experiences. All New York Times home delivery and digital subscribers have unlimited access to both our mobile and desktop sites. Nonsubscribers will continue to receive to a number of free articles per month,” the company added.
New York Times has no plan for a universal Windows 10 app. It makes sense since there’s basically no reason to stay on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform these days, as the platform is officially dead.