It seems Facebook has gotten a bee in their bonnet, and is asking Microsoft to remove numerous apps which access the Facebook service from the Windows Phone Store.
For many apps the reason is obvious – they include the Facebook name in the title of the app, but some by very reputable developers like JDB Pocketware’s Social Scout do not seem to belong on the list at all.
Given that, unlike iOS or Android, Facebook does not have an app owned by them on the platform at all (the official Windows Phone app is written by Microsoft) the move makes even less sense.
A full list of the apps affected can be seen after the break, for those who may want to download a copy before they disappear.
Paulo Rogério Martins Marques
Ostrich in Jeans
Denham Software Solutions
Srikanth A Nair
Mercury Syndicate LLC
Thanks Victor for the tip.