1. cookiemonster21x's Avatar
    Ok, so we all know Windows Phone is awesome, has plenty of apps, a fast growing marketplace, a robust developer community, and a super enthusiastic user community (thats us!).

    BUT, with that said, we also all know there are some (many?) apps lacking from our beloved platform And that really shouldnt a surprise given current market share stats. So what do we do to get the content we want on our phones?

    (1) We can wait for Nokia to come on board, MSFT to actually start marketing, or whatever else will happen between now and 2015 (or whenever it is believed WP will come to hold a substantial share of the market). By then all the big and small players should be seriously developing for WP7 (WP8? 9?), and well have all the content we could ever want and then some.

    (2) We can, as individuals, keep trying to pester companies, big & small, to bring apps/content to WP and hope they listen and decide to do so eventually Some likely will (eventually), while others will remain undaunted in their pursuit of reaching the millions more iPhone and Android users.

    (3) Or (and heres the point), we can collectively work to press companies/developers to bring content to our platform! The idea here is to post apps you would like to see brought to the platform, provide a link to some way others can join you in voicing their desire for said apps, and to take some time in voicing support for others posts. This will show developers there is demand and a potential profitable opportunity for them should they develop for WP7

    To clarify, Ill kick it off with a post below as an example. But as a basic template for the thread:
    1. List the apps you want to see come to WP7 (provide explanation if necessary).
    2. For each listed app, find a way to contact the company/developer (email address, website contact form, blog post, facebook page, twitter, forum, etc) and provide a link for the rest of us to join in advocating for the app.


    And, just to keep things orderly, make sure you check out previous posts so there are no duplicates. Also, to keep the list clean and easy to navigate, please limit posts in this thread to just requests as outlined above. And, help others out with their requests too!!

    One final thing (and this should go without saying), when contacting companies/developers with requests, please be nice. Lets not make this about bashing other platforms. Rather, focus on why you would like to see something come to WP7 and provide rational arguments and stats to help incentivize the developers

    Thanks!
    d03jke likes this.
    10-05-2011 02:47 PM
  2. staindgrey's Avatar
    Love this idea. I'll update when I think of something good.
    10-05-2011 02:51 PM
  3. cookiemonster21x's Avatar
    1. LinkedIn

    Yes, we already have integrated LinkedIn via the People Hub, but it does not provide the full experience a full official app would. Also, LinkedIn currently has apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Palm (yes, Palm!?), so I feel its quite a hit to the platform that such an app is lacking

    Contact Form: https://help.linkedin.com/app/ask (you may need to be logged-in/have an account to access)


    2. Quora

    For those who dont know, Quora is an awesome crowdsourcing type of question-and-answer site. The company is pretty unfriendly towards MSFT in general (it doesnt even officially support IE, and so the mobile HTML5 site is even buggy on WP7), so I wouldnt hold my breath on this coming anytime soon, but its really cool, and would be a great addition to the marketplace

    Contact Email: feedback@quora.com

    Quora Question: http://www.quora.com/When-will-Quora-come-to-WP7 (if youre already on Quora you can forward or add-on to this existing request; for bonus points use the Ask to Answer feature to forward the request to Quora employees, listed here: http://www.quora.com/about/team, and be sure to Follow the question as well)


    3. VentureBeat

    Great site for all things innovation, technology (including WP7), venture capital, and more... Just launched an iPhone app and looking for feedback & suggestions of where to go next. Nows a great time to draw attention to developing for WP7

    Contact Email: business@venturebeat.com

    Comment on Blog Post: http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/05/ve...at-iphone-app/ (you can see my comment already there)


    4. Business Insider
    Great site for all things business, tech, and media related. There are a few unofficial ones in the marketplace now, but Ive tried them all and theyre honestly pretty bad (just basic RSS feeds). They talk a lot about WP7, but still no app despite ones for iPhone, BB, and Android

    Contact Email: fixes@businessinsider.com

    Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thebusinessinsider

    Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/businessinsider


    5. All Things Digital

    Pretty well-known site, the name explains it all. Its basically the official tech blog of the Wall Street Journal. Currently only has an iPhone app, hopefully we can convince them to develop for Windows Phone next

    Contact Email: feedback@allthingsd.com (general)

    Contact Email: mossberg.mailbox@allthingsd.com (chief editor)


    7. Life + Times [bonus]

    Hip-Hop fans should be familiar with this site, its a music & lifestyle blog started by Jay-Z. Its pretty recent and currently has no apps for any platform. Main reason Id like to see this come to WP7 is because the site has a beautiful very METRO design to it that I feel would fit in so well with WP. Also, Life + Times has Bing everywhere (seems to be a deal between MSFT & Mr. Roeckefeller himself), and that relationship could be levered into getting a cool exclusive app

    Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialLifeandTimes

    Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/lifeandtimes


    8. Noisey [bonus]

    Another cool recent up-start site for music lovers is Noisey. Since I have a hard time describing it myself its a video-driven music discovery platform, documenting the most talented emerging musicians from around the world. Curated by VICE, the site showcases bands and music scenes from over 10 countries. Anyways, its quite cool, and as its all flash-based, in-need of an app

    Contact Email: feedback@noisey.com

    Feedback on Site: http://www.noisey.com/ (there is a feedback link in the ribbon at the bottom of the page)
    Coffee and wellsmanfu like this.
    10-05-2011 02:54 PM
  4. Coffee's Avatar
    Microsoft actually has a team that goes out and markets the main app makers to port to Windows Phone, that's why they have 90% of the most popular apps on the market already on Windows Phone.

    Great idea for users to email their favorite app devs and ask for ports. nice job on the links, cookie.
    10-05-2011 03:21 PM
  5. Winterfang's Avatar
    Live Profile and Pandora. Can believe we don't have Pandora yet.
    10-05-2011 04:42 PM
  6. d03jke's Avatar
    Mobile NFL site
    This site is very limited to Windows Phone users. To ask this site for more than nfl news and scores is pushing its limit. They have an app for android and on other platforms fantasy teams, stats, news, players, scores, schedule, etc. are fully accessible (personally tested blackberry, iphone, palm pre). So I don't think it will be a stretch to get a better site for us too or even better suggest an app. Side note how cool would it be to have a nfl app that lets you manage your fantasy team and give you live tiles updates.

    This is their mobile feedback site: Feedback | NFL.com

    Have at'em.

    BTW great thread idea.
    10-05-2011 06:58 PM
  7. d03jke's Avatar
    Live Profile and Pandora. Can believe we don't have Pandora yet.
    Just to add on to the Pandora dilemma. Complain here: Pandora

    Have at'em.
    10-05-2011 07:10 PM
  8. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Need Hulu+.
    10-05-2011 10:24 PM
  9. cckgz4's Avatar
    Hulu- Hulu - Support (I can just imagine how this would look on WP7--nothing short of amazing)

    HBO Go- *can't find a link*
    10-05-2011 11:34 PM
  10. jfa1's Avatar
    Hulu- Hulu - Support (I can just imagine how this would look on WP7--nothing short of amazing)

    HBO Go- *can't find a link*
    1. LinkedIn

    Yes, we already have integrated LinkedIn via the People Hub, but it does not provide the full experience a full official app would. Also, LinkedIn currently has apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Palm (yes, Palm!?), so I feel its quite a hit to the platform that such an app is lacking

    Contact Form: https://help.linkedin.com/app/ask (you may need to be logged-in/have an account to access)


    2. Quora

    For those who dont know, Quora is an awesome crowdsourcing type of question-and-answer site. The company is pretty unfriendly towards MSFT in general (it doesnt even officially support IE, and so the mobile HTML5 site is even buggy on WP7), so I wouldnt hold my breath on this coming anytime soon, but its really cool, and would be a great addition to the marketplace

    Contact Email: feedback@quora.com

    Quora Question: When will Quora come to WP7? - Quora (if youre already on Quora you can forward or add-on to this existing request; for bonus points use the Ask to Answer feature to forward the request to Quora employees, listed here: Quora, and be sure to Follow the question as well)


    3. VentureBeat

    Great site for all things innovation, technology (including WP7), venture capital, and more... Just launched an iPhone app and looking for feedback & suggestions of where to go next. Nows a great time to draw attention to developing for WP7

    Contact Email: business@venturebeat.com

    Comment on Blog Post: Check out VentureBeat’s new iPhone app — and more will come soon | VentureBeat (you can see my comment already there)


    4. Business Insider
    Great site for all things business, tech, and media related. There are a few unofficial ones in the marketplace now, but Ive tried them all and theyre honestly pretty bad (just basic RSS feeds). They talk a lot about WP7, but still no app despite ones for iPhone, BB, and Android

    Contact Email: fixes@businessinsider.com

    Facebook Page: The Business Insider | Facebook

    Twitter Page: Twitter


    5. All Things Digital

    Pretty well-known site, the name explains it all. Its basically the official tech blog of the Wall Street Journal. Currently only has an iPhone app, hopefully we can convince them to develop for Windows Phone next

    Contact Email: feedback@allthingsd.com (general)

    Contact Email: mossberg.mailbox@allthingsd.com (chief editor)


    7. Life + Times [bonus]

    Hip-Hop fans should be familiar with this site, its a music & lifestyle blog started by Jay-Z. Its pretty recent and currently has no apps for any platform. Main reason Id like to see this come to WP7 is because the site has a beautiful very METRO design to it that I feel would fit in so well with WP. Also, Life + Times has Bing everywhere (seems to be a deal between MSFT & Mr. Roeckefeller himself), and that relationship could be levered into getting a cool exclusive app

    Facebook Page: Life + Times | Facebook

    Twitter Page: Twitter


    8. Noisey [bonus]

    Another cool recent up-start site for music lovers is Noisey. Since I have a hard time describing it myself its a video-driven music discovery platform, documenting the most talented emerging musicians from around the world. Curated by VICE, the site showcases bands and music scenes from over 10 countries. Anyways, its quite cool, and as its all flash-based, in-need of an app

    Contact Email: feedback@noisey.com

    Feedback on Site: NOISEY (there is a feedback link in the ribbon at the bottom of the page)
    great idea cookiemonster and a good start on suggestions. If we can get grass roots user support shown to the companies we can make microsofts marketing efforts more powerful and broad based as we show support for them getting in our expanding"ecosystem. Proactive Synergy!!!
    10-06-2011 12:03 AM
  11. baseballbert's Avatar
    Strava, cycling gps site. There's an iPhone app, support@Strava.com

    Square credit card reader
    https://help.squareup.com/customer/widget/emails/new
    @square
    10-06-2011 12:04 AM
  12. baseballbert's Avatar
    Isn't the NFL app exclusive to Vzn?
    10-06-2011 12:06 AM
  13. red grenadine's Avatar
    Mint.com

    Lot of the bank sites.

    Wall Street Journal

    Words with Friends

    Skype

    Bloomberg

    Citrix
    10-06-2011 12:48 AM
  14. Carroll B's Avatar
    Pandora, the Bible with search function
    10-06-2011 05:27 AM
  15. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    More banking apps!

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    10-06-2011 05:29 AM
  16. jalb's Avatar
    Ok, so we all know Windows Phone is awesome, has plenty of apps, a fast growing marketplace, a robust developer community, and a super enthusiastic user community (thats us!).

    BUT, with that said, we also all know there are some (many?) apps lacking from our beloved platform And that really shouldnt a surprise given current market share stats. So what do we do to get the content we want on our phones?

    (1) We can wait for Nokia to come on board, MSFT to actually start marketing, or whatever else will happen between now and 2015 (or whenever it is believed WP will come to hold a substantial share of the market). By then all the big and small players should be seriously developing for WP7 (WP8? 9?), and well have all the content we could ever want and then some.

    (2) We can, as individuals, keep trying to pester companies, big & small, to bring apps/content to WP and hope they listen and decide to do so eventually Some likely will (eventually), while others will remain undaunted in their pursuit of reaching the millions more iPhone and Android users.

    (3) Or (and heres the point), we can collectively work to press companies/developers to bring content to our platform! The idea here is to post apps you would like to see brought to the platform, provide a link to some way others can join you in voicing their desire for said apps, and to take some time in voicing support for others posts. This will show developers there is demand and a potential profitable opportunity for them should they develop for WP7

    To clarify, Ill kick it off with a post below as an example. But as a basic template for the thread:
    1. List the apps you want to see come to WP7 (provide explanation if necessary).
    2. For each listed app, find a way to contact the company/developer (email address, website contact form, blog post, facebook page, twitter, forum, etc) and provide a link for the rest of us to join in advocating for the app.


    And, just to keep things orderly, make sure you check out previous posts so there are no duplicates. Also, to keep the list clean and easy to navigate, please limit posts in this thread to just requests as outlined above. And, help others out with their requests too!!

    One final thing (and this should go without saying), when contacting companies/developers with requests, please be nice. Lets not make this about bashing other platforms. Rather, focus on why you would like to see something come to WP7 and provide rational arguments and stats to help incentivize the developers

    Thanks!

    This would actually make a really good app, so that you could surf the app on your phone for apps you wish you had, and right from there, contact the devs (tap the name to open outlook) and bam.
    jfa1 likes this.
    10-06-2011 07:48 AM
  17. jalb's Avatar
    Pandora, the Bible with search function
    LOGOS! I would love to have an app from Logos as good as the one for iPad. Contact Information - Logos Bible Software
    10-06-2011 07:55 AM
  18. braindoc's Avatar
    Worldmate Live - this is the best travel app available by far. I've contacted the company and they said they have no plans for WP7.

    SPB Wallet - this is the best wallet app. Sky Wallet is OK, but the problem with it is that it isn't secure enough. You can hit the back button and Sky Wallet opens where you left it. You should have to key in your password every time the screens shuts off or you leave the program.
    10-06-2011 09:31 AM
  19. velvetelvis's Avatar
    sirius app, pandora, google+, hbogo, skype (should be coming. ms buying them and all), and last but not least, real turn by turn on bing.
    10-06-2011 09:59 AM
  20. cookiemonster21x's Avatar
    PEOPLE! Please, Add Links...

    Make it easy for other's to voice support through the same stream as you did.
    10-06-2011 02:49 PM
  21. d03jke's Avatar
    Isn't the NFL app exclusive to Vzn?
    yeah but I figured I'd pester for more so at least we get a workable mobile site.
    10-06-2011 04:00 PM
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