Here’s why the Skyscanner app was removed from the USA Windows Phone app store

Here's why the Skyscanner app was removed from the USA Windows Phone app store

The Skyscanner app has been pulled from the U.S.A. Windows Phone app store and remains available for free download in all other regions. In a statement to Windows Central, the app’s developers explained that their reasoning behind the pull in the U.S.A. was simply due to the fact that so few Windows Phone users were actually using the app compared to other regions and that many users preferred the mobile web version of their website, which they have subsequentially decided to focus more resources on.

Skyscanner provides an online service where users can search for and compare prices of domestic and international flights before being connected directly to an airline or travel agent to make the booking.

It may be initially disappointing to see an app pulled from the Windows Phone app store but with websites being better designed for mobile devices and the impressive size of most modern mobile phones, simply using the website for content consumption can often be as rewarding as any app would have been and also reduces overall costs for the companies on the publishing and developing end.

What do you think? Do you sometimes prefer a mobile website over an app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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