1. patricksmangan's Avatar
    Can we please stop calling default programs "hubs" and go back to calling them apps, applications, or anything else! Everyone understands that. Dont need to call them hubs just because they get info from other apps. Microsoft is just trying to confuse my mom with that. If the user and review community drops that word, then i think itll dissapear from microsofts vocabulary too.

    Also on a related note, "windows phone" is stupid but not as bad as hubs. Should have called it "zune pone" or "zuneOS" or "metro phone/OS." or "the Start Phone."
    04-04-2011 12:59 AM
  2. cdub66's Avatar
    I'm under the impression a "Hub" is 2 or more "apps" grouped together.

    For instance; the "People Hub" incorporates contacts,recent activity, facebook etc. The "HTC Hub" groups HTC apps, weather, and so on.

    I can't imagine not having the "Games Hub"..my apps list would be loooonnng.
    04-04-2011 07:48 AM
  3. Duvi's Avatar
    so... since the company makes the windows operating system, they can't call it windows phone?

    hub is fine... it's called an "app hub".

    the definition for you:

    a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate
    so the 'music hub' is the "center" of which music apps would be... zune, slacker, etc.

    i asked my mom if that was confusing and she said thought i was insulting her. not that hard to understand, imo.
    04-04-2011 01:37 PM
  4. patricksmangan's Avatar
    I am just calling them apps. U havnt met my mom.
    04-04-2011 03:23 PM
  5. Pete C's Avatar
    An app and a hub are 2 different things in windows phone. They are not synonymous. I like it.
    04-04-2011 03:47 PM
  6. patricksmangan's Avatar
    An app and a hub are 2 different things in windows phone.
    Really?
    They are not synonymous.
    Why not? Just because they pull data or link to other apps?
    04-04-2011 03:54 PM
  7. ncxcstud's Avatar
    The Games hub isn't an app is it? It is an area I go to to play games on the Windows Phone (and see achievements and friends online) but itself isn't an app
    04-04-2011 07:19 PM
  8. VernonEL's Avatar
    Can we please stop calling default programs "hubs" and go back to calling them apps, applications, or anything else! Everyone understands that. Dont need to call them hubs just because they get info from other apps. Microsoft is just trying to confuse my mom with that. If the user and review community drops that word, then i think itll dissapear from microsofts vocabulary too.

    Also on a related note, "windows phone" is stupid but not as bad as hubs. Should have called it "zune pone" or "zuneOS" or "metro phone/OS." or "the Start Phone."
    Welcome to WPCentral!!

    This can be a great place to facilitate the sharing of information and opnions. I hope you stick around!

    I feel that everyone is entitled to their own opinon.

    However, I agree with everyone else in this thread that a Hub is not an Application.

    You may be a bit out-numbered on your first thread...


    (And un-officially, a post with the word "stupid" in it often gets dismissed without much thought being given to it.)
    04-04-2011 07:31 PM
  9. Matts4313's Avatar
    I am just calling them apps. U havnt met my mom.
    how do you know that? [/joke]
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    04-04-2011 08:54 PM
  10. GMJeff's Avatar
    As many people here have said, the hub moniker is just a way of describing a place to go where you can access numerous apps or information of a specific type.

    If you believe it is stupid to call them that, then by all means, do it.

    This appears to be one of those "Really?" moments.

    Microsoft knew what they were doing when they came up with that slogan.
    04-05-2011 01:17 AM
  11. Rich Edmonds's Avatar
    Can we please stop calling default programs "hubs" and go back to calling them apps, applications, or anything else! Everyone understands that. Dont need to call them hubs just because they get info from other apps. Microsoft is just trying to confuse my mom with that. If the user and review community drops that word, then i think itll dissapear from microsofts vocabulary too.

    Also on a related note, "windows phone" is stupid but not as bad as hubs. Should have called it "zune pone" or "zuneOS" or "metro phone/OS." or "the Start Phone."
    Isn't that the exact reason why they're called hubs? Because they pull data from more than one application? It's like a network hub, are we going to start calling that an AP because it shouldn't be called a hub? Does your mum even need to use the word hub? She can just use "People" or "Gaming" and use the respective hub title. I can't see that term being dropped at all, let alone any time soon.

    Windows Phone is stupid? It's a phone running Windows, what else is it going to be called? Zune's (unfortunately) dead, it's just a service now.

    Oh, and welcome to the forum. :)
    04-05-2011 06:22 AM
  12. Paul Acevedo's Avatar
    I think he means calling it 'Windows Phone 7' instead of 'Windows 7 phone' is stupid. It does get confusing when you say 'I have a Windows Phone 7 phone.'
    04-05-2011 06:39 AM
  13. gibbyhome's Avatar
    A Hub Means alot actualy,
    for example the music hub is where you would find anything Music, like radio station and so on
    a Hub does not group apps together it groups content for example you won't find the facebook app in the picture hub, but you will find all your facebook pictures ..

    I do understand the way the hubs works, like office will handle eventualy all your documents wether they are from email or skydrive, drop box, and other locations you should find them in the office hub. RIGHT ?
    04-05-2011 09:32 AM
  14. Pete C's Avatar
    I think he means calling it 'Windows Phone 7' instead of 'Windows 7 phone' is stupid. It does get confusing when you say 'I have a Windows Phone 7 phone.'
    Then should we call the iPhone 4 the i4Phone?
    04-05-2011 02:43 PM
  15. patricksmangan's Avatar
    When palm did this with webos (kind of) all they said is that their apps work together and talk to each other. The interface, icon, and tile of a hub works exactly the same as an app. Its the same thing, microsoft calls it something different. And just being in the phone, theres no point to call hubs something different from other non stock applications. Are there even any reference to them as "hubs" within the os? If so, not enough to teach people who havnt watched videos about the os.

    Btw, i love the os, just think this specifically is a case of stupid naming.
    04-05-2011 08:49 PM
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