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How to download an Apple App onto a PC

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I have a Windows 7 based PC and a Samsung Galaxy smartphone.  I have successfully downloaded 2 apps to my smartphone, Whatsapp and LinkedIn Job Search, that I have not been able to download to my PC.  When I tried, the website informed me that I can only do so on an iMac or iPad.  That seems wrong to me, given that my Samsung phone is driven by Google software, not Apple.  

I have tried a couple of things to get around this problem.  I went online and found BlueStacks (http://www.bluestacks.com/), which shows the applications I would like to download but always fails when I attempt to do so.  BlueStacks takes me to the Play Store and allows me to search for and find the programs I want and press a button to download them, matching, all the while, the Smartphone app in look and feel.  However, when attempting to download, I get the message "Can't Download App" (see the attached screenshot of the error message below).  

Since Samsung has built a bridge to cross the Apple operating-system barrier, I hope that the availability of crossing the Apple-to-PC barrier also exists.   To successfully cross that bridge, I am open to using a third-party Windows application, something akin to BlueStacks, which goes as far as giving Play Store functionality to the PC.  (Perhaps, if I were running an Apple, downloading might even work...)

I would be pleased to hear that someone successfully crossed the Apple-to-PC bridge and how they did it.

Sincerely, ~ Peter Ferber

Consistent error message when downloading anything from BlueStacks
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