- 12-11-2012, 03:17 PM #1
Having come from iOS I find it rather interesting that the frequency of app updates is rather slow to non-existent in comparison. On iOS I would often have one to a dozen app updates come in per day. On WP8 it seems to be a rare occurrence.
Is there some sort of MS Store policy in place to keep the update counts down or are the developers just not keeping things as current?
12-11-2012, 03:20 PM #2
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Could be tons of reasons:
Perhaps the devs generally dont bother updating apps for WP that often
Perhaps the apps just require less updates due to the way the OS works
Perhaps you have less apps installed and thus it seems far less than normal
Perhaps the apps need updating but you havent got the notifications
Perhaps the devs all agreed at the last Dev Annual Meeting that theyd only release updates February 23rd
No idea, tbh.
- 12-11-2012, 03:52 PM #6
It could be a combination of reasons. If I were to guess, it's that developers direct most of their effort towards platforms that draw a larger audience (currently iOS and Android). Due to this, WP apps seem to be on a longer update cycle. This would change if/when WP8 gains a larger user base.
- 12-11-2012, 04:04 PM #7
The situation is kind of funny when you think about it. "Hey guys, wouldn't it be funny if all of us only released updates for our apps on February 23rd?"
- 12-13-2012, 04:41 PM #14
Okay, suddenly I have 20 app updates today.
What's weird is one is the Nokia Drive+ app I already updated today since it was linked from here. Also, many of them are dated around a week or so old.
Last edited by michail71; 12-13-2012 at 04:54 PM.
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