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A few months back, I wrote a piece on a high level overview of Microsoft's Web App Template. I've recently learned that it not only works on Windows 8, but is also applicable to Win Phone 8, with Universal support coming soon.
So why would anyone ever wrap their site and turn it into an app? Well for one thing, it can quickly and easily net you 300+ 4+ star reviews on the store, and takes no more than an hour to create.
A fellow Evangelist, Simon Michael, pointed me towards some other applications in the store which were made with the WAT.
Want fabulous fashion at your fingertips? Would you like to access the latest looks at the touch of a button? The Next app is the perfect way to shop with Next while on the move - and it’s free!
You can now get your River Island fix on the go with our Windows Phone app. Whether your want to shop on the move, view our trends or check in to your local River Island store, it’s all available at the touch of a button. With native Windows Phone functionality you can share your favourite products and access the app right from your start screen. V2. Minor fixes and improvements
Wowcher selects the best deals nationally & in your city every day & sends them direct to your Windows phone! With our app at the ready you can save up to 80%* on everything from spa days & holidays to the latest gadgets & meals at your favourite restaurant.
Capital FM's free app. All your favourite music in one place. Listen to the radio for free with the Capital app, giving you the best Pop, Chart and Hit music from Rihanna, The Wanted, One Direction, Beyonce and more. Get to know which songs are playing and the artists singing.
The most comprehensive UK property search on the move, with new features making it easy to search, research, save and be the first to hear about new properties you're interested in. With Zoopla's Windows app, you can easily access the most up-to-date market information, view available properties and contact local estate agents to help you make the smarter property choice.
Looking for your next home to buy, or flat to rent? With over 95% of the UK property market covered, we've got all the tools you need to start your property search.