Last week, we reported that the Opera Mini app was pulled from the store for some unknown reasons. This was especially strange and distressing since the firm had previously promised to support Windows Phone a few days ago and especially distressing since about four other apps had been pulled from the store for varying reasons.
Thankfully the firm recently spoke up and clarified it’s position on the matter with a helpful hashtag to boot.
Unexpected hiccup in WindowsPhone store. Working on getting opera mini (beta version…for now) back to you all 🙂 #weloveWP /Ruth
— Opera (@opera) February 2, 2015
This entire app situation has been a tempest in a teacup for the most part. The TeamViewer and Opera Mini apps are returning, and the VLC Remore app is quite possibly due to an obvious misunderstanding on the part of the developer. While two American banks pulled support for Windows Phone, two Kuwaiti banks added support for Windows Phone and several popular ISVs updated their Windows Phone apps in the past few months. Appocalypse? Not quite. With over 400,000 apps in the Windows Phone store and over 500,000 apps in the combined Windows Stores we still have quite a way to go before we can declare a state of emergency.