Windows phone users have 60 days before NatWest and RBS apps retire

Kareem Anderson

Despite Microsoft pulling the proverbial plug on its smartphone platform,  app developers have remained to offer life support efforts for users.

Unfortunately, the pool of helpful developers continues to shrink with each passing day and The Royal Bank Of Scotland joins the increasing list of apps abandoning the platform.

Windows Central is reporting that the RBoS is removing two of its Windows phone apps over the next few months. Current Windows phone users should prepare themselves for life without NatWest and RBS on their devices.

In a text message delivered September 7, 2018, to users, RBoS is notifying its Windows phone users of the impending app departure from the platform and highlights other platforms users can continue to do their mobile banking.

“In 60 days, your mobile banking app on your Windows device will stop working and is no longer available in the store. To continue banking on the go, you can download the app on iOS or Android device alternatively you can continue using online banking for your everyday banking needs.”

RBoS’s departure just reiterates that despite Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates, the Windows phone platform is effectively dead, and the reach of users on it is no longer warranting support.