- 06-05-2012, 05:10 PM #1
Hello all, just thought I ask this.....I know Google hates us (WP) but is there any Google+ app in the making for us. I know most of you don't use/know this app but I really miss it here on WP platform. Pray it comes to the marketplace soon for some of us who need it for work connection. Was glad when the LinkedIn app came out and now praying for the Google+ app. Any one with a sweet news on it? Google should develop this for us :(
- 06-06-2012, 01:08 AM #6
Exactly....Microsoft keeps on releasing apps for them right, so why are they not doing same for us? And secondly you not releasing a social app for your competitors is a big mistake....how then do you get people to use your services or make them known. Most people even don't know what Google+ does just because of Google's selfish behavior. They should reconsider WP, some of us need it to work.
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- 06-06-2012, 03:03 AM #7
You're talking as if Google ignoring 2% of the market would be equivalent to Microsoft ignoring 50% of the market here, which couldn't be further from the truth.
Microsoft isn't in the position to ignore Android development, and WP7 doesn't really have to market position to make WP7 development a priority for companies like Google. Theories and predictions are not results.
- 06-06-2012, 07:39 AM #8
06-06-2012, 11:06 AM #10
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Not saying I like or use Google+, but I just don't understand their strategy here.
- 06-06-2012, 12:49 PM #12
I think I've seen some third party clients in the market place. But I wouldn't wait for Google to make an official one either. I don't remember the last time I was on Google+...
@dinod, yes they did but Microsoft works with Facebook on lots of things so it's not surprising.
- 06-06-2012, 02:04 PM #13
Facebook didn't develop their own BB, Playbook, or WebOS/TouchPad apps, either. I doubt HP or Palm were in bed with them or owned ~2% of the company...
Facebook is spam central because of that API, and Twitter is FULL of spammers I had to protect my tweets to stop spammers from Auto-Following me and sending me messages, among other things. Don't get any of that on Google+.
And anyways, a lot of Google+ users (or even Facebook users) aren't really active on the site itself, but on other sites that connect to them. There's a bunch of services that only allow you to sign up via facebook and when they auto post to your wall ofc Facebook says "yay we got another active user" while other users groan at the spam showing up in their news feed.
Until a Social Network has a way to combat the spam, I don't think they should have a R/W API. The benefits aren't worth the risks when you can develop your own high-quality first party apps for high-marketshare platforms.
IMO, Google+ is more similar to Pre-Wave 4 Windows Live than Facebook in how they're implementing the service. There isn't much benefit from it if you're on a different ecosystem. You're better off just sticking with Facebook in that situation.
- 06-06-2012, 03:36 PM #14
What if a third-party platform picked up the API? Developers of Seesmic or Tweet Deck, that could make their own use of the API? It's not a dedicated app, but it's still more useful then waiting around for an actual app to come about.