Fitbit developing a Windows Phone 8.1 app

Windows Phone logoWindows Phone's application gap may be getting a bit smaller. Fitness smartband company Fitbit has confirmed that it's developing an app for Windows Phone 8.1.

The post on its community forum (registration required) via WPCentral offers little information and few details, saying only that "Fitbit is developing an application for Windows Phone 8.1."

The company already has an application for Windows 8.1, so it's possible that Fitbit is taking advantage of one of Windows Phone 8.1's biggest new features for developers: Universal apps, which allow devs to share as much as 90 percent of their code between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

Fitbit developing a Windows Phone 8.1 app

Fitbit may also have been waiting for better software support from Microsoft's side; Windows Phone 8.1 introduces support for Bluetooth 4 LE, which all current FitBit models use to connect to phones.

Windows Phone has long suffered a shortage of applications relative to Android and iOS. The problem is not so much the sheer number of apps but rather that popular, high profile apps have tended to avoid the platform. Growing user demand, combined with a more capable operating system and the ability to target both phone and tablet users without writing two completely separate apps could mean that the platform is finally starting to get noticed by developers.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows Phone 7

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