As we ve noted before, the key for Windows Phone is to not just get developers to eventually bring their apps over to the platform but to get them to develop apps for the platform right from the get-go. With that in mind, it s heartening to see that Rockstar Games has released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Windows Phone just one month after releasing the game for iOS and Android. Also Read - WhatsApp to drop support for millions of Android, iOS, Windows mobile phones from 2020
This is particularly important because for a long time it s taken Microsoft several months if not longer to get key apps such as Instagram onto Windows Phone after they ve already launched on iOS and Android. If Microsoft can keep narrowing the times between releases of important apps then it will go a long way toward closing the app gap that it faces with rival mobile platforms.