Windows Phone is 3rd partying it UP!!!

A few months ago (say back in October 2012), Windows Phone could not even boast of official versions of apps we use everyday. And the ones that did (like twitter and Facebook) were really crappy!

If you owned a windows phone back then, it meant you were either a Microsoft employee, you loved the new UI or you were a Nokia fan and you wanted to get the Lumia 900.

Well, fast forward to present day, Windows Phone is emerging as a dominant force in the smartphone ecosystem, already knocking Blackberry off its high "3rd place" horse.

Today, if an official version of an everyday app wasn't available, there are good enough third party ones that would take its place while hopefully the companies responsible developed theirs.

We have seen Instance a nice impressive third party Instagram app, that's leaves little to the imagination what the official app would look like when it eventually hits the windows phone store.

There is Swapchat, a 3rd party app for the trending Snapchat app also now available, though the guys at Snapchat are developing their windows phone version.

Google is yet to release its official GMail app for Windows Phone, but one was ported from iOS and its pretty good, rich in content, features and functionality.

Also Vine is getting a third party app being created for the platform too.

Though these aren't the official apps users want, they serve the same purpose and shows that developers are coming on board the windows phone train, so there's nothing but optimism in front for the Windows Phone platform.

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