Yet another developer abandons Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone platform (we should launch a new section). The popular online e-reading subscription service Scribd decided to pull their apps from the respective app stores. Scribd published their Windows apps less than a year ago, and it’s a little disappointing to see the service leaving the platform in just short span of time.
Here’s a statement issued by a company’s spokesperson to the folks at Windows Central, which isn’t real a nail in the coffin, but disappointing nonetheless:
“We were excited to test the waters with Windows and a WebApp last fall was our first step in that direction. Since then, we’ve reviewed all the user feedback, and in order to ensure our readers are receiving the best reading experience possible, we decided to pull that version of the app while reevaluating how we’d like to move forward on the Windows platform.”
For those of you who don’t know what Scribd is, it’s an online library which contains more than a million audiobooks, comics and other books, with more added on a regular basis. The service has over 80 million monthly readers, and also give users the ability to upload their own documents to the service. The service offers a one month free trial after which users are charged $8.99 a month if they want to continue their membership.Further reading: Microsoft, Scribd, Windows, Windows Phone