01-30-2013, 02:09 PM #1
- 100 Posts
I think that the biggest problem that Windows Phone faces is app availability. I know that when Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8, they talked about the availability of a Pandora app. I also think they announced a number of other apps. It is great that they announced it, but it is no good until an actual app is ready and able to be used by the general population.
I would love to see a list of the top 50 apps that are not available on Windows Phone and what the status of their availability is. Is Microsoft working with the developer? When is the expected date to be released?
It seems like for a while, there were ton's of Apps being developed, but now you really don't hear much. I am still waiting for:
CBSSportsline Fantasy Games App
I would love a Zune app for my Windows Phone 8.
If Microsoft would not publish it, it seems like it would be great for WPCentral to have a section called "App Availability" with that info on it.
02-05-2013, 07:33 AM #4
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Excellent reading comprehension skills. I am not asking for another thread for what apps we need. I am asking for regular updated information on the status of the top apps. To me there should be a site that somewhere that lists the top 50 apps and their expected availability.
- 02-05-2013, 08:21 AM #5
02-05-2013, 08:27 AM #6
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If Microsoft start publishing this info, then they end up being the ones getting abuse when it arrives late, or not at all, when generally its not their fault.
Lets also not forget, once an app is "finished" it has to be tested by Microsoft, which may find more bugs, leading to later deliveries.
In the software world, its very difficult to give an ETA, because you are held to that at gunpoint, and people end up getting buggy software, because you delivered to a date, rather than a quality deadline.
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