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[resolved] WordPress Windows Phone App not in store (13 posts)

  1. lynndye
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I recently got a new Windows Phone and went to the Windows Store to find and install the WordPress app and found it had been removed.

    I had it on my previous Windows Phone and it is still there and working, so I was wondering why it's not being offered any more. THank you.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There has never been an official WordPress app for the Windows phone as far as I am aware. Only apps for iOS and Android.

  3. lynndye
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't believe that is the case because I have it on my old phone and it was from WordPress.

    I found this old link where you can see the app (link dated June, 2013)

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/wordpress/5f64ad85-f801-e011-9264-00237de2db9e?signin=true

    So I'm still wondering why it's not in the Windows store? Could anyone from WordPress answer this?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There isn't anyone "from WordPress" to answer you. It's a volunteer based community.

  5. lynndye
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ahh, so where would I go to ask someone from WordPress about this? Thanks.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry but I don't think you understand - there no one "from WordPress".

    WordPress is free software created by volunteer developers. This free, volunteer-staffed forum is the only support & contact resource available. There is no support desk or entity for you to contact.,

  7. lynndye
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I think I should have said someone from Automattic, because they are the people who decide what actually gets approved as far as the software (which I realize is free, with volunteers who contribute to the core and fixes, but yet there are Automattic employees who lead each release, etc.). Therefore, there must be someone who made the decision to pull this app from the store.

    Thanks for your time and I will search elsewhere.

  8. lynndye
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    marked as closed.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think I should have said someone from Automattic, because they are the people who decide what actually gets approved as far as the software

    I'm sorry but that is simply not true. Whilst the founder of Automattic did originally create WordPress, it does not control WordPress' development. Automattic simply develop some plugins & themes as well as loaning staff resources to contribute to development of the core software. Just like many other commercial groups do. My own company included. :-)

    there must be someone who made the decision to pull this app from the store

    I would imagine that would be the team responsible for its development.

  10. Eric
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hola thread :)

    Fun facts! There are actually official WordPress apps on six different platforms. Check it out:
    https://wordpress.org/mobile/

    All the apps are open source, just like WordPress core, and the mobile team wrangles the apps the same way the core team wrangles WordPress core. Come say hi!
    http://make.wordpress.org/mobile/

    There are a lot of folks from Automattic who contribute to the mobile apps, and Automattic manages the app store accounts. I think this causes some confusion about who "owns" the apps. At the end of the day, they belong to the community. :)

    Lynn, the forum for the Windows Phone app is over here:
    http://windowsphone.forums.wordpress.org/

    Cheers!

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Eric: Do you know why the site for the Windows app as been closed down?

  12. Eric
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think anything has been said about it (yet), but I'd look for a post on the make blog.

  13. saleaway
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Seems ridiculous that the app was removed from the store without a word as to why. It looks bad when a company still has a BB app but not a WP app. Probably they received a donation from Google or something....

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