The Wordle web app works well on mobile, but now The New York Times owns the game, could a dedicated app be on the way?
The New York Times’ purchase of Wordle has some users excited and others fuming. Those who are angry about the purchase worry that Wordle will be behind a paywall to increase digital subscribers. Users are also upset that The New York Times has changed the word list.
For others, the purchase of Wordle is exciting as it means there’s a potential to expand the features of the game. For example, many people are interested in a mobile app. Right now, there is no official Wordle app.
But does The New York Times purchase mean we’re likely to get one?
Will There Be a Wordle App?
Wordle’s purchase by The New York Times means there’s money to spend on game development. After all, The New York Times is one of the most popular newspapers in the country. The New York Times is also popular for its crossword puzzle, which has hundreds of thousands of players daily.
The New York Times currently has a native app for its crossword, signaling that the company might also make a Wordle app.
However, at the moment, The New York Times hasn’t announced a Wordle app. But based on the track record of The New York Times, we could get an independent Wordle app. Alternatively, Wordle could get added to the game section on The New York Times app.
Will Users Want a Mobile App?
While many people want to expand the features of Wordle, some worry that a Wordle app could spell trouble. This is because The New York Times Crossword Puzzle app requires you to have a subscription to play. While the Daily Mini is free, most users need to subscribe to The New York Times to use the app.
A Wordle app might be similar in some way, where you need a subscription to access all the features of the game. While this is all speculation, The New York Times is trying to increase its digital subscribers and most likely didn’t buy Wordle just to keep it free.
Either way, right now there is no Wordle app and no sign of one coming out soon. So we can enjoy playing it on the mobile site for free for the time being.
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