01-29-2013, 12:12 AM #26
- 40 Posts
My mind has been slipping lately. I meant a Wells Fargo app, not BoA( of which I found that indeed they are:
Official Wells Fargo app for Windows Phone in the works | Windows Phone Daily) Sorry, was totally spacing there...
And regarding Google, I can agree with you, even about the YouTube bit but I meant one that was, as I said, "finely tuned". Or maybe I should amend and say "free, finely tuned" YouTube app, because I don't believe in paying for an app I can access for free via PC, etc. That's just my opinion however. :)
Back to the point of Google. As I said, I agree with you, but a lot of people aren't like us, they are invested and dependent upon Google services, Drive, G+, GMail, etc. I'm strictly Outlook, and the only Google service I use is YouTube, and the search engine if I'm on a desktop (for layout and aesthetic reasons. I like Google's layout of image of video results more.) But for people who utilize more than just the ones mentioned, it might be ideal in making apps available to provide these functions. Google and Apple get Microsoft services on their OSs but where is our compensation? Yeah, yeah, MSFT reaps the benefits in revenue, but a consumer can't use that revenue to check their GMail, YouTube, Drive files, and so on.
- 01-29-2013, 12:16 AM #27
A PDF program that wasn't dismal.
A real battery monitor program. The lack of APIs here is embarrassing.
An ad blocker. Android has root and non-root version.
Tons and tons of games. Ruzzle is what all the cool kids are playing these days when they're not playing Temple Run 2.
Edit: Effing PhotoSynth. Gimme a break, Microsoft.
01-29-2013, 02:05 AM #29
- 135 Posts
Don't really miss much, maybe an update to the Wimp app to make it a bit faster and an app for my Eurocard? Got most apps I used on iOS already like banking apps and so on.
I don't understand the fads with wanting to put pictures on places like Instagram so I don't want those apps.
01-29-2013, 03:07 AM #32
- 8 Posts
Whatsapp could be updated, but away from that I'm happy.
I don't use any of these fancy social networks so many are crying for in this thread. Even my favourite football club has released an app and this club isn't known to be the most innovative one.
01-29-2013, 04:42 AM #35
- 38 Posts
- ESPN, the WP version is just crap compared to iOS
- iStudiez Pro or something of similiar quality, school assignment app that syncs beautifully with desktop
- The Verge (just me but it beats having to use the website)
- More games
Pretty much it for me
- 01-29-2013, 05:50 AM #37
The fact is that "some" people lose alot of apps.
I have never used any of the ones you mention, but I have gained Nokia Music, City Lens and Office, but because of that Im not gonna proclaim that,
"You gain apps when you switch to WP, thats a fact" :)
- 01-29-2013, 07:11 AM #42
It's not simply "does the app exist" but "is it any good?" - the spotify app on WP7 is junk* but I was thinking about it because spotify works fine on other platforms (and now via the web) - it's cheaper for me to get an android phone because I can cancel Zune music and pocket the difference towards the phone.
* BTW - is it any good on WP8?
01-29-2013, 08:33 AM #44
- 12 Posts
The question is, what can we gain, switching to the WP8?
If we have all the necessary and brand news apps on the other platforms, why would we switch to the WP8? Once that Microsoft seems not effort the enough to became their costumers satisfied.
Instagram, Facebook, Bank apps, Map apps ( good on all countrys), good working of live tiles, there is the reason for the WP8 have not an central notifications, but, if the live tiles is not working good, what is the reason for have not the central notification? and games, if WP8 have a dream to be comparate to the IOS/Android, need to have the same apps and game, at the same time, if not, why would I switch for this OS?
- 01-29-2013, 11:39 AM #46
for me it would be
1. temple run1&2
2. subway surfer
3. Clash of clans
5. Instagram (dont use)
6. a motherlovin' playstation hub
7. Gamefly app
8. call of duty ELITE app
9. Gamestop app
11. soverign bank
12. Turning point ministries app (app for me doubt it will come soon if ever)
13. improved features for nokia drive.
thats it for me
- 01-29-2013, 11:41 AM #47
01-30-2013, 11:01 AM #48
- 19 Posts
The only one I miss is TripTracker Pro which provided most of my travel info. Now I am using two apps 'My Trips' (Tripit integration) and Flight Status because Tripit does everything EXCEPT get gate info and Flight Track does that well. My Bank (BOA and Chase) are there and so are most of the other apps. The people hub and contacts took me a while to acclimate but I am really liking the concept now. I must say that the ESPN app and Facebook app are pretty poor but the Football Live app is awesome.
01-30-2013, 02:29 PM #49
- 100 Posts
CBS Sportline Fantasy Football
ESPN Fantasy Football(For Non Nokia owners)
Pandora(Sure it coming any day now)
iTunes(I was happy with Zune, but with the disaster with Zbox Music I would switch my music to iTunes in a second. I don't trust Microsoft to stay with their Music Strategy)
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