Now that the Instagram for Windows Phone situation has been fixed with 3rd party apps developers have turned their attention to other missing apps. One of those missing apps is SnapChat, the disposable photo sharing service currently available for Android and iOS. Developer SRC Apps has been working on an app called SwapChat that is currently in beta, and we were able to get an early look.
If you’re unfamiliar with SnapChat it is a service that allows users to send photos that are only view-able for up to 10 seconds. When you send a photo it alerts you when someone has opened the Snap or has taken a screenshot. It’s a really fun way to communicate with people without using standard text messages or phone calls.
SwapChat does 90% of what you can do with an official app. The two main things I’ve found that are missing are video snaps and a notification for when the recipient takes a screenshot. Everything else is possible with SwapChat. Right now there are some bugs that cause errors, but the developer has been updating it almost daily to prepare for submitting it to the Store later this week.
Check out our hands-on video to see what to expect when SwapChat arrives in the Windows Phone Store. We are really enjoying using it so far, and we can’t wait for the final version. If you’ve been wanting to get in on the fun of SnapChat this is an app to keep an eye out for.