- 01-15-2013, 01:28 PM #26
Yeah, very few of those are major apps and at least one of the few major apps on that list still lacks important features of its iOS and Android version (Evernote).
In other app news, yesterday Pulse announces a major update that got a lot of press... for Android and iOS. This is the story over and over again, major apps just aren't coming to WP8.
- 01-15-2013, 01:36 PM #29
- 01-15-2013, 01:44 PM #30
- 01-15-2013, 01:56 PM #31
Wasn't that long ago that the android app situation was considered a big disadvantage compared to iOS. Now those two ecosystems are close and it didn't take long for android to close the gap. In my mind the heavy lifting with making apps is getting the design and function right. Then porting that to another platform is considerably less work. Not trivializing it, but I think we saw evidence of that by how fast great apps were ported to android once it gained a big enough user base. We are just at the beginning of that with WP. Things should really start to snowball for us this year like it did for android about 18 months ago. At least that's my hope.
With players like blackberry and ms trying to make things easier to port from windows, ios, and android, hopefully what will result in developers being more platform agnostic as they get good at porting their designs.
01-15-2013, 02:05 PM #32
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now... with all these cussing and spitting all over the marketplace, please be reminded some of the things that is starting to move over... such as Draw Something and Words With Friends, which were among to top complaints last year, Mirror's Edge is Nokia exclusive so far, but hopefully that will change, and Pandora said they are coming
i mean seriously, there has been alot of good things that has happened and in the process of happening, WP8 is out for what, 2 month may be? the SDK is only out for 3 month iirc... give it time, it's not like we've been able to use the new SDK for two years already
- 01-15-2013, 02:22 PM #33
I open pdfs on my phone all the time. As far as editing them goes... Who is able to edit on any mobile? That's hard enough to get done on a PC!
Though I will agree that viewing pdfs is clunkier than it should be, especially given how great mobile office is. If MS really wants to say they are the OS to get work done then they need better mobile PDF support.
- 01-15-2013, 02:48 PM #35
- 01-15-2013, 03:24 PM #42
Speaking of apps, most won't come to us until the marketshare has increased. As of now its had a 50% + increase, a jump from 1.2% to 2% and although its not much its something. I know for sure that waze isn't going to be creating an app until the marketshare is higher.
- 01-15-2013, 04:02 PM #44
- 01-15-2013, 04:09 PM #45
Seriously though, stuff like photosynth could be a real pull for this platform. Silverlight is an annoyance that can be overcome, ps is awesome.
- 01-15-2013, 04:12 PM #47
- 01-15-2013, 04:18 PM #49
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