09-29-2011 05:26 PM
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  1. Big Supes's Avatar
    And I have considered that but i really was hoping that it didn't come to that. I love Microsoft and I really hope the flood of awesome apps happens for WP7. I really hope soon there is an Android or Iphone user complaining over why there is no certain app for their platform that WP7 has.
    I only wish for the recognition the WP deserves. The other platforms are healthy competition.

    I choose the OS over tons of apps I won't use, but having said that, I know that its only a matter of time before the WP is up there with all the relevant apps.

    I would definitely recommend contacting those devs and asking when they intend to release your favourite apps on the WP.

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    09-25-2011 05:07 PM
  2. DontHate707's Avatar
    How many pointless apps are in the app store or in the Android market? Lol c'mon man your frustrations are popular apps like words for friends and fantasy football they'll come in time! Rome wasn't built in a day. I had webos before windows phone 7 they had literally 100 popular apps most of them were games lol i know about app frustration having friends with iPhone jailbreaking them and getting amazing apps. The point is its the fastest growing app store ever so that means the 2 years it took android to get words with friends, itll only take us what a year a maybe a couple months. Get something else so you can impress your co workers with a laggy droid with dual core blah blah and then look at that app store full of bull but guess what? It has fantasy football and words with friends.
    09-25-2011 05:13 PM
  3. tsaunders80's Avatar
    Dictionary...wow.. great app.. look I mean c'mon.. where are the apps like "High Noon" or "Words with Friends" or "Hanging with Friends".. There are many apps that arent being developed for WP7 and that upsets me. I dont get to enjoy these apps and play online with my friends and family because there seems to be no intrest in WP7. I want to know why that is. Everyone knows that before WP7 release last year it was panned by many and claimed DOA. Has the lack of development in great apps proved those assumptions right?
    Try words by post.

    Everyone has a different definition of "must have" or "great" apps.
    09-25-2011 06:58 PM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    I check in the marketplace for various poddibilitid for sppd. I hver been searching for and trying to decide on an app to help manage my diabetes and keep track of my glucose readings that I can periodically transmit to my endocrinologist. There are a few and with mango update coming I expect more apps in most every category if theer are a lot of apps that I dont need or want I am not complaining about useless apps just because I dont want them does not mean that someone else wont decide that they can t be productive without that particular app.
    09-25-2011 07:18 PM
  5. jimmy1one's Avatar
    Why is there such a lack of GREAT Apps in the marketplace? By great apps I'm talking about apps that are popular on other mobile platforms that everyone who doesn't own a WP7 device has. Example.. There is no Yahoo! Fantasy Football app. I am the only one at work who doesn't have the app. Why? Because Windows Phone doesn't have it. I recently told a co-worker i had NFL Sunday ticket. He asked me if I was going to watch the games on my phone with the Sunday ticket app. I had to say no due to there being no such app in the windows market :/ His reply to that was, "what kind of phone do you have? Is it a smart phone??" Wow I felt embarrassed. I know mango is coming out soon but i don't see the new OS having anything to do with GREAT Apps being developed and without any awesome apps whats the main draw for WP7? I'm really close to jumping on the Android ship.. anyone have any input?
    I understand your issue about app but in this case you' not entirely correct. The app you're referring to requires you to have Directv. I have Uverse I can watch everything on my phone including Redzone our Sunday Ticket and the app comes with every phone. You have a WP, the app is on the tile page there for all to see. BTW WP is never going to have Sunday Ticket it is a Directv thing only for at least ten more years. Redzone was allowed to be created by the NFL after a Congressional inquiry in the issue a few years ago:excl: besides I get Redzone as part of the HD upgrade package along with a few other preminum channels for 7 bucks.
    09-26-2011 01:45 AM
  6. Sparxy19's Avatar
    One of the main things that made me want a windows phone was some of the amazing apps that i noticed were available in the marketplace. There isnt exactly alot of apps available on the marketplace but imo the apps for wp are higher quality than the apps that you will find for android.
    quality over quantity
    Yes WP doesnt have some apps that we really wish it would but as others before me have said they will come as wp starts to be reconized by more of the big companys and the consumers.
    More and more people seem to be getting windows phones (at least in AUS anyway) so surely more and more companys are going to make "great" apps for wp.

    I have moved to WP because of all the crap that you have to put up with if you have an android.
    09-26-2011 02:08 AM
  7. jimmy1one's Avatar
    Begin Quote Redzone was allowed to be created by the NFL after a Congressional inquiry in the issue a few years ago besides I get Redzone as part of the HD upgrade package along with a few other preminum channels for 7 bucks. End Quote.
    Sorry I was not supposed to post this it is not accurate. College Football Live is available at this time not Redzone. Some people are not going to be happy. I'm going to have some issues although I did not give the right name for the app in question I should have kept my mouth shut
    09-26-2011 06:38 AM
  8. M4arc's Avatar
    I think it has to do with what you're interested in. I don't care about fantasy football or DVR. I am pretty happy with the apps that are offered at the moment but I would like to see more USEFUL apps in the marketplace so the OS can grow and attract more users. However, I'm not willing to jump ship until that happens.

    If anyone is listening though I would like a US Airways app soon :-)
    09-26-2011 11:55 AM
  9. threed61's Avatar
    If anyone contacts a developer about creating an app for wp, make sure you post it here and encourage others to contact the dev too. We should all help contact, even if just to show theres an interest from wp users. It does work sometimes.
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    09-26-2011 12:45 PM
  10. hes so hott's Avatar
    Microsoft needs to contact these companies, not users. A MS rep's contact would speak louder than 10 people emailing to ask for Words for Friends or whatever nonsense we all want.
    09-26-2011 01:50 PM
  11. threed61's Avatar
    Microsoft needs to contact these companies, not users. A MS rep's contact would speak louder than 10 people emailing to ask for Words for Friends or whatever nonsense we all want.
    I've heard that MS has done a pretty good job of actively soliciting apps, but business likes to hear from their customers and potential customers too, Devs more than most.
    09-26-2011 02:03 PM
  12. jimmy1one's Avatar
    I was hoping the OP would get down to real issue regarding Apps. Some of the things he was complaining about can not be accomplished by an independent App developer. For example the App he wanted originally NFL Game Ticket can only be provided by the content provider. In our case Att according to their own words are the largest WP7 ISP in the US. However it is a known fact that of the 35 pages of Apps available on their App Store less than 10 percent is available to us. How they can justify the situation is beyond me considering a lot of us have triple play and 4 Play. I mean the Apps are there for Iphone, Ipad, Android even Blackberry, WP7 not so much. Under some circumstances you can see it but when ATT is the content provider and the ISP it's difficult to grasp.
    09-26-2011 06:35 PM
  13. bruceatk2's Avatar
    I picked up a Trophy on Friday. I got it to learn how to program it, but I thought I would be able to make it my daily use phone (I also have a Droid X). I immediately ran into several road blocks that will probably keep it from being my daily use phone. I would appreciate any work arounds you guys might have, and it might be some incentive for someone who has the skill to write some apps that do what I find missing.

    1. I tried to connect my Trophy to my work e-mail (exchange). My company has specific policies that are not supported by Windows Phone. These policies are supported by Android and iPhone. On Android there is an app you can get called Touchdown that will support those policies even on phones that can't. I couldn't find any such applications for Windows Phone or that Microsoft will be supporting these policies (encryption is the main one) in the future.

    2. I want to read epub files. The first book I tried, Microsoft's book on Programming Windows Phone 7, won't load in Freda or ezReader. My Droid X and iPod Touch can open it. It looks like it might be a size limitation. It's about 88MB and it seems to stop opening around 64MB.

    3. I like to display a nice readable week and two week view of my calendar. I can't find anything that does that. I have used Jorta and Pocket Informant on other phones.

    4. I use Documents to Go to retrieve and edit spreadsheets and documents from Google Docs. I can't find a way to do that with Office in Windows Phone 7.

    5. Is there any app that lets you manage various ringtones and alert sounds. I am used to having different ring tones for different people and setting different sounds and repeat intervals for reminders when I have a missed call/sms/event.

    Thanks, Bruce
    09-26-2011 08:07 PM
  14. condemned's Avatar
    There are a lot of good apps in the market place. My only gripe with the market is that overall the apps are more costly compared to the android market and Apple app store.
    09-26-2011 08:09 PM
  15. astroXP's Avatar
    I guess this is part of the early-adopter happy meal. But hey, when WP gets to the number one spot you'll proudly say you jumped the bandwagon because of the OS itself and not because of its popularity. Boy, that's definitely something that I'll brag about :P
    09-26-2011 09:47 PM
  16. scottcraft's Avatar
    I guess this is part of the early-adopter happy meal. But hey, when WP gets to the number one spot you'll proudly say you jumped the bandwagon because of the OS itself and not because of its popularity. Boy, that's definitely something that I'll brag about :P

    I agree. There are drawbacks to being an early adopter but when it gets big it will be worth it.


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    09-26-2011 09:53 PM
  17. justop26's Avatar
    That's why I chose to be one of the first users of WP7 in a country where there is no support for it (no phones, either) :D I see huge potential in this platform!
    09-26-2011 10:10 PM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    No offense to the OP because it's not in reference to you particularly, but to buyers altogether. People should really investigate things like this before making a purchase. I was an early adopter of webOS (Pixi) and was very disappointed with the lack of quality apps as well but I learned my lesson after that (after that I learned about researching quality build phones as well). Thankfully WP7 has apps that appeal to me. Sorry it doesn't have what you need at this point, but don't dismiss it to say it won't have what you need ever.
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    09-27-2011 02:09 AM
  19. tjwheels's Avatar
    I too am disappointed in some of the major players that are not developing WP7 apps. I purchased my Focus on launch day and love the OS Windows provides. I have managed to find alternative apps or do without on most of the missing apps I had on my iPhone. However, this fall I had to purchase an (embarrassed to say) Android phone for the football season. No ESPN Fantasy app, which I could work around by going into ESPN Mobile, but my biggest problem is with the Dish Network and my Sling Adapter, no app and no work around. I have called Dish on three occasions and have been told there is no app planned for WP7. Other apps I would like to see include; HeyTell , Chase and Glympse. The bright side to this is my wife now uses my Focus (no more iPhones in this house) and I have an upgrade available for a new WP7 when they become available this fall.
    09-27-2011 08:43 AM
  20. lumic's Avatar
    OP, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Fantasy Football app? It's currently listed as "New & Impressive" on AppFlow. The main issues are with content providers and local apps.

    -longpost-
    I thought I read somewhere that Mango brings some additional exchange support, though I could be wrong. You might want to check out ABookReader for epubs. It's rather primitive, but it works good enough (haven't tried large epubs though).

    As for Google Docs, I can see why it wouldn't be implemented. Microsoft is pushing Skydrive, and business users (theoretically) have Office 365. Honestly, I don't know why you'd choose a Microsoft platform when you want to use competing products.

    Mango brings custom ringtones and management built-in.
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    09-27-2011 08:58 AM
  21. bruceatk2's Avatar
    I thought I read somewhere that Mango brings some additional exchange support, though I could be wrong. You might want to check out ABookReader for epubs. It's rather primitive, but it works good enough (haven't tried large epubs though).

    As for Google Docs, I can see why it wouldn't be implemented. Microsoft is pushing Skydrive, and business users (theoretically) have Office 365. Honestly, I don't know why you'd choose a Microsoft platform when you want to use competing products.

    Mango brings custom ringtones and management built-in.
    I checked what is coming in Mango and encryption is not an exchange policy that Mango supports.

    I tried ABookReader but I can't open my ePub's until I purchase it.

    Google Docs is just something that other products support and it is what I have used to store documents that I want to share with different users that use different operating systems and tools. There doesn't seem to be a way to open or save a spreadsheet anywhere but on your phone using Excel (I don't plan on using Sharepoint). I am a long time Windows Mobile user (starting with Pocket PC 2002, still have an Axim X51v and a Samsung i760), iPod Touch for several years, Android for over a year, and I'm a Windows PC user (except when I'm using my Mac mini). I've always been able to easily move my spreadsheets around to where ever I wanted. I expected the same with Windows Phone.

    By purpose of getting the Trophy was to start learning how to program it. After watching the Build conference it is obvious to me that Windows Phone will be a major player when Windows 8 comes out. I'm looking forward to having the cost of tablets being driven down by having something like Windows 8 really making PC's and laptops not really that necessary. I'm expecting the Windows Phone to come along for the ride.

    Bruce
    Last edited by bruceatk2; 09-27-2011 at 10:25 AM.
    09-27-2011 10:07 AM
  22. Jazmac's Avatar
    Personally, its your call jmont. What I will tell you is welcome to the greatest platform ever. I dig it and I'm not going anywhere especially if it's associated with that ad agency. New apps are dropping everyday and most of the big name apps have already arrived.

    Patience is your only challenge and by you getting on board, you've already proven you carry that pioneering gene to help shape this device. I'm a huge football fan too but that's why I have a big screen and DirecTV. :) Don't let a development cycle park you between force-close ville and find-a-charger lane. That's the road in the opposite direction and you already know.
    09-27-2011 10:04 PM
  23. lumic's Avatar
    I hear you. I just got ABookReader, but I'll have to test it with larger files. There's no image loading though, so if that's what you want you should probably ignore me :]

    WP is pretty restricted, which is a shame. I hope we do see a full-fledged Google Docs app soon. What I really like about my experience so far is that majority of devs are kind and respond to feedback. It makes me feel like I am actually part of making the experience better, not just a blind consumer.
    09-28-2011 12:02 AM
  24. jabtano's Avatar
    Look at today Pulse just went live, there is a bank of America app and many more bank apps every week more apps are coming out. now that Mango is live we will start to see even more apps coming in. heck man this is just short of a year old. at this stage of the game ios and android had not gotten as far as wp7 has in the same time frame. Psst enjoy the fact that with WP7 you don't need to run anti-virus you don't need to have duel cor and be just as fast as a duel... so many good reasons to have a WP7.... enjoy
    09-28-2011 05:01 AM
  25. gmark7's Avatar
    windows phone marketplace is the fastest growing marketplace right out of the box. People expect too much from windows phone 7 right now bc they are looking where android and iphone are, but those two have been around for years, WP7 not even a year yet. Give it time, with windows 8 coming out soon, microsoft will be creating an eco-system with their software, making windows phone and windows compatible, it will be like using the same device as your phone and your computer. At first I was skeptical about the windows 8 design coming out, optimized for touch. But that's where everything is moving towards now, and any windows 8 tablet will crush the stupid iPad..oh sorry "the new and thin and sleek iPad 2" (sarcasm there). Apple is a cult, Microsoft basically started everything and they will finish everything
    09-28-2011 06:33 PM
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