Archive for June 23, 2015

Windows Phone support deprecated

June 23, 2015 Comments off

mrwpicon57 After more than 2.5 years at the top of the personal finance section of the Windows Phone Marketplace, I have decided to remove my two (Windows Phone) apps from sale. This won’t affect existing users, and nothing in the existing apps will stop working as a result.

It was an interesting experiment, mainly paid for by others (thankfully). However the market just isn’t big enough to support any form of continuous app development or maintenance (IMHO).

When I removed them, Account Tracker was THE top paid personal finance app in the UK (as it has been for most of those 2.5 years), yet actual sales were less than 1 per day. Meter Readings was in the top 10-15, with sales of around 1-2 per month. Anyone considering Windows Phone as a platform should think very carefully about these figures.

Many thanks to everyone who bought these apps. If you ever want to move to iOS as a platform, you will find that my iPhone and iPad versions have more features than on Windows Phone, they are regularly updated and are far better supported.