Thursday, 10 November 2016

Air New Zealand Latest App To Disappear From Windows Mobile


Air New Zealand is the latest company to shutter its Windows Mobile app, citing lack of use. The world's best airline's app supported its Mpass check-in system and Airpoints reward programme.

Or at least it used to.

Now, while the app still starts it just looks pretty, with no updates happening within the app or Live Tile.

An inevitable result of Microsoft's retrenchment from mobile and the collapse in Lumia sales in New Zealand and Australia. At least here in NZ the last non-Lumia Windows phone on the retail market was the Samsung Ativ S – about three generations ago. The incoming HP Elite x3 is unlikely to find much corporate support in New Zealand.

So whilst there are few New Zealand companies with Windows Mobile apps, I imagine that number will be reduced as usage continues to fall away.

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