Ulster Bank app comes to Windows Phone, the saga ends

Something unexpected happened last night, Ulster Bank in Ireland finally launched their Windows Phone version of the app. For me this brings an end to a two and a half year battle with them on social media to bring the app.

The app works much like its Android version and has the below feature:

  • Get Cash from your account at any Ulster Bank Republic of Ireland or EasyCash cash machine without using your debit card.
  • Pay bills & Pay Your Contacts
  • Transfer money between your Ulster Bank Republic of Ireland accounts
  • Check your balance and your statement
  • Find your nearest cash machine or local branch with Near Me
  • Check your Ulster Bank mortgage account and credit card balance
  • View standing orders that you have set up
  • Share our app with your friends and family by recommending it from the more menu

However, just look at the time scale below for how long it has taken, and this is only a portion of tweets I asked and many others also.

@UlsterBank_Help Hello, when is your #WindowsPhone8 app going to be ready, your parent @NatWest_Help company has released theirs ??
— Colm Smyth (@colmsmyth) April 23, 2013

At one point the Irish website for the bank even had an image of a Windows Phone running the app.

Ulster Bank should remove the image of the #WindowsPhone device running their app now its not coming @UlsterBank_Help pic.twitter.com/JgBrVitsAx
— Colm Smyth (@colmsmyth) April 23, 2013

An to add more salt to Windows Phone users they even showed a Windows Phone running the app on their TV adverts.

Ulster Bank Show Android App Running On Windows Phone — @UlsterBank_Help http://t.co/U028tiK3dx
— I.T.B (@ITB_News) October 27, 2013
Ulster Bank Continue To Snub Windows Phone Users by @colmsmyth — http://t.co/gLHDkcYwuh #WindowsPhone #UlsterBank #Apps
— I.T.B (@ITB_News) May 11, 2014

But now finally, the app is out, and I am sorry to say that I have personally moved on from Windows Phone, the camera’s were great, the OS is nice but I just couldn’t wait.

If you are still running Windows Phone, download the app now from the link below.

Originally published at irelandstechnologyblog.com on September 26, 2015.

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