Press Release: TurboTax(R) maker Intuit Inc.announced today the availability of its first app for Windows Phone 7 in conjunction with Microsoft’s annual Professional Developers Conference. TaxCaster provides consumers with a quick estimate of their federal tax refund or money owed.
TaxCaster builds on the momentum of Intuit’s innovative, multi-platform suite of mobile offerings for consumers and small businesses. The company expects to introduce several new Windows Phone 7 apps in the coming months.
In today’s keynote at PDC10, Microsoft showcased TaxCaster, highlighting how the app extends Windows Phone 7’s design elements to create an easy, engaging user interface.
"Windows Phone 7 is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. "TaxCaster from TurboTax is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone."
"When Microsoft approached us about Windows Phone 7, we welcomed the opportunity to reach more consumers and to create a unique mobile experience on Microsoft’s platform," said Murthy Pidaparthi, development manager for TurboTax. "TaxCaster for Windows Phone 7 expands our mobile offerings, adding a new platform for open innovation."
TaxCaster is expected to be available for free download to Windows Phone 7 users in the U.S. on Nov. 8.
TurboTax is the nation’s No. 1 rated, best-selling, do-it-yourself tax preparation software. Available on desktop, online and mobile, TurboTax helps more than 20 million people a year easily and accurately claim every deduction and credit they’re entitled to, so they get the biggest tax refund possible. For more information, visit the TurboTax press room.
Another high-profile app coming to Windows Phone 7, and of note is that the iPhone version of the app only arrived in January this year, two years after the iPhone app store opened, rather than 2 weeks like the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.