For a while now, Microsoft has been trying to convince Android users to switch to a Windows 10 and has been introducing various cross-platform Apps to do the same. As a part of their cross-platform strategy, Microsoft today released a new Android App called, “AppComparison” that allows users to check which Android apps on their Android smartphone are available on the Windows Phone Store.
Its description on Google play reads, “Are you considering changing your Android device to Windows Phone? AppComparison identifies your favorite Android apps and matches them with apps available from the Microsoft Store. The application also introduces you to some of the most popular Windows Phone applications.”
The basic purpose of this App is to see which Apps you have installed on your Android device and check if those exist on the Windows 10 platform as well. Microsoft’s objective it to point out that their Windows 10 App store is growing, and even though there isn’t much available on it now, there’s no telling how much it might change in the future as Microsoft works towards growing its App base. To grow their App store they’ll need to tempt developers to develop more for the Windows OS which might be difficult as in the past developers haven’t been too keen on Windows as it does not have as many users as its competitors.
On this App, to get the matches, you first have to choose two or more options from the list of categories provided: Entertainment, Education, Games, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Weather, Photo & Video, Productivity, Sports, Travel, and Friends and family.
People who tried the App reported, the App works fairly well and the AppComparison app does pretty well on recommending App replacements for Google Play Apps, too.
You can now download this App on Android 4.1 or higher from the Google Play Store.