In an effort to stock the app library serving its Windows Phone, Microsoft cobbled together a subpar Redfin app and published it in the library last week, GeekWire’s Blair Hanley Frank reports.

Redfin has a highly rated mobile app for iOS and Android mobile platforms, but, like many other companies, hasn’t yet produced an app for the Windows Phone. The Microsoft-built Redfin app — which amounts to a repackaging of Redfin’s mobile website — has a 2.5-star rating and generated negative reviews.

“Redfin did not authorize Microsoft to do this,” Redfin spokeswoman Jani Strand told GeekWire.

It’s not the first time Microsoft has created “WebApps” that provide access to services provided by other companies — including Trulia — to populate its app library. Last fall, Southwest Airlines asked Microsoft to remove a mobile app it built and placed in the Windows Phone app library. Source: GeekWire.

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