BBC Sport app finally comes to Windows Phone

Matt Brian
M. Brian|12.04.14

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BBC Sport app finally comes to Windows Phone

While the BBC Sport iOS and Android apps have been available for over a year and a half, Windows Phone users have needed to the Beeb's mobile website instead. The fact that Microsoft's mobile OS has struggled to gain market share is likely to blame, but the BBC saw over 800,000 Windows Phone users come to its website last month, so it's decided to extend the love to Lumia owners too. Just like on more popular smartphones, the new Windows Phone app is native but it uses a webview to deliver BBC Sport content. It means that users will get all of the information listed on the desktop website, but also enjoy Windows Phone-specific features like live tiles, native sharing and a native menu. Unfortunately, push updates aren't available at launch, but the BBC says it'll monitor app usage and user feedback to decide whether to add features like goal alerts in the future.

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