- 05-22-2013, 04:45 AM #1
Listen up you guys,
As much as i am impressed and in love with my nokia lumia 920. I mean i love the UI , the speed , the browser and above all the lovely tile-like keyboard.
Yet, there is still a downside, you see there are always these new apps that become trends like instagram , snap chat , fun run , etc;
I am not embarrassed by it but whenever im with my friends who are all iphone users, honestly i feel left out when they start talking about it and i dont have it. So please please please , I would like microsoft to pay attention to the rising apps and try to get it as soon as it becomes mainstream
- 05-22-2013, 05:28 AM #2
Though I don't have the sort of peer pressure you do I do fully agree with you. It sometimes feel as though we're the poor third cousin waiting for hand me downs.
There is a good Instagram client (now free) if you don't have it already: It's here: Itsdagram Free now available for Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone Central
The lack of current apps continues to be a downside to the overall appeal of the ecosystem for others. I did go through the list of the top 25 iPhone apps on Mashable recently and we tend to have most of the apps (we lack Google apps and probably always will) but there are many up and coming apps which we will either not get or be last in line to get when they're way past their due date. Let's not get into niche apps as we'll probably never get them as the devs just can't be bothered.
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I'm sorry but you're somewhat impatient, like someone else said, wp8 is only 8 months old while ios and Android had more than twice our time for developers to notice their trends and develop accordingly.
i also wish we had more apps but i also know alot of developers are not making it happen.
- 05-22-2013, 03:08 PM #10
Maybe you should convince them your WP is the one to have. Then all of you would be in the same boat.
Seriously, these programs will come; either from the direct vendor or a developer that brings out a very similar app. Patience my friend.
- 05-22-2013, 03:27 PM #11
may be if microsoft work their *** off atm and convince the developers by money or whatever to design the apps , things would be better. And dont blame it all on the developers. they need motivation too , they need a REASON to dedicate their own time to design an app for WP8
i love WP8 but i always freeze in an argument with an iphone user , because even though he has an iphone 4 whichc isnt even half as strong as lumia 920 , he still got the power of the apps. i never believed what im going to say but apps are eveything , a friggin iphone 3S has all the apps which makes it a competitor to the mighty lumia 920 . what a shame
- 05-22-2013, 03:33 PM #12
well, i believe the biggest gap left by Instagram was filled by Itsdagram: it has both paid and free ad-supported versions and this app is a full Instagram client!
what other apps do you need that your friends have and you don't? cause now you gonna have Instagram too :D
- 05-22-2013, 04:00 PM #13
I personally think this is an invalid argument. People want apps like "Snap chat" I mean really why would you send someone a picture that you dont want them to keep? If you dont trust them them dont send them a pic. And look how long it took Instagram to be available on android. I had an iPhone 5 and just got the Nokia 928. I had 88 apps loaded on the iPhone. I used maybe 10 of them weekly. All of which are on Windows phone. I find I am on my phone FAR less cuse of the live tiles I can just glance and go. Everything works SO much smoother than on the iPhone or the Note 2 I had as well.
If you want certain apps you need to go to these developers websites and let them know. Microsoft can only do so much, they need to know there are consumers out there that want there products. I like to do the windows challenge with my friends. I do things like ask them to go to someone's FB wall and look at their posts. Or like they always do Post to Twitter and FB at the same time. Or the groups functions to see a certian numbers of peoples FB updates. They cannot do any of these. Just cuse there are like 900 fart apps out there doesn't mean that have more apps just more worthless apps. I like my high quality apps.
90% of the apps in the iOS and Android stores are for kids/teenagers. Let's all grow up and use the more adult apps.
Ok off my soap box
- 05-22-2013, 04:20 PM #15If you want certain apps you need to go to these developers websites and let them know90% of the apps in the iOS and Android stores are for kids/teenagers. Let's all grow up and use the more adult apps.
Also we're missing freaking bank apps ffs!
I'm tired of people saying to be patient. Technology isn't a patient field and consumers are fickle. Slow and measured is a nice idea but doesn't really work in the mobile industry where the competition is miles ahead.
05-22-2013, 04:29 PM #17
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I'm sure your friends don't care if you have this or that App, at least they shouldn't.
Feeling left out and insecure over not being able to talk about Apps..well, that's probably the real issue that needs looking at.
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Almost every organization nowadays has an Android and iOS app. Some will also have a BlackBerry or Windows Phone app. But almost no-one has an app for all four. If Microsoft wants Windows Phone usage to grow it has to make it easier for developers to create apps and get apps them to market. This is how Android went from 3% to 30% between July, 2009 and December, 2010.
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