Itâ€™s no longer a surprise that developers choose to abandon Windows phones because of the small number of users, and pretty much every single time they point to the small (and declining) market share of the platform as the reason for switching focus to Android and iOS.
The latest to do it is Readly, a service that provides access to magazines from all over the world in exchange for a monthly fee. Readly admins revealed that Windows apps would be abandoned in February as a result of the low usage, choosing instead to concentrate all development efforts on platforms where this all makes sense, including iOS and Android.
Additionally, an announcement provided this morning reveals that Readly would also continue supporting their Kindle app, and although for some Windows phone users this might be super-frustrating, it makes sense to be this way given the fact that Readly is primarily a magazine reading app.
â€œWeâ€™ve decided to close the Windows version of the Readly app…. (read more)