Earlier today at the AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, the Skype for Business team answered some interesting questions about the service. One of the questions was related to the mobile apps which the representative said will come out for Android and iOS in the coming months. As usual, it appears the folks forgot to talk about the existence of the app for the company’s own, and deserted, mobile operating system — Windows Phone.
When one of the users inquired about the app for Windows Phone, the response was a little confusing. The representative didn’t reveal any information about its arrival in the Windows Phone Store, but he did drop a hint. He said,
“I’m running a Lumia 1520. I cannot confirm nor deny the existence of a Skype for Business mobile client on my phone. Hopefully you won’t run into me at Ignite and accidentally see me using something like this on my phone….”
The response was a little disappointing if you ask me, but thinking from another point of view, it makes sense for the company to release the app for Android and iOS due to its bigger user base. Windows Phone is the third most popular operating system, but when it comes to numbers, it’s not close to the top two contenders.Further reading: Microsoft, Skype, Skype for Business