By the end of this year there will be almost no missing key applications for Windows Phone 8
Yesterday Engadget conducted an interview with Bryan Biniak, VP and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development at Nokia regarding the app development for Windows Phone 8. Currently, Nokia are focused only on this platform and since its emergence, they are strongly involved with its development. Although the number of the apps is growing fast the last few months, there are still some key applications which are missing in the store.
In the interview Bryan Biniak confirms the growth and admits the existing gaps in the store. However, he states that all of the most common apps in iOS and Android platforms will be available for Windows Phone 8 in the near future. Moreover, he claims that by the end of this year there will be very few or no key applications which are not available or in the development stage.
The other interesting aspect of the interview is the Biniak`s point of view on Google`s approach towards Windows Phone. So far, the consumers willing to apply the Google`s services into their WP devices have been facing difficulties as Google does not feel like releasing their own apps for that platform. However, according to Biniak this might change. He argues that due to the fast growth of Windows Phone, it is not of Google`s interest to ignore the platform, and confirms that they are currently considering WP applications.