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  1. darthtata85's Avatar
    Not sure about the US but i dont see a point in an app like this. Alot of UK carriers now push most contracts with unlimited or near unlimited text's. its adding a 3rd party app to something that imho isnt required.
    11-30-2012 06:58 AM
  2. crazeee's Avatar
    It's not the same as texting, and world + dog use whatsapp
    11-30-2012 07:24 AM
  3. darthtata85's Avatar
    Good for picture sending prefare Facebook messenger or good old texting
    11-30-2012 08:29 AM
  4. MechanizedSunrise's Avatar
    Not sure about the US but i dont see a point in an app like this. Alot of UK carriers now push most contracts with unlimited or near unlimited text's. its adding a 3rd party app to something that imho isnt required.
    It's to contact international friends. Not everyone uses facebook, Kik, Skype, etc. Whatsapp is a large part of texting for certain parts of the world, such as Hong Kong. If you aren't contacting friends abroad then you won't see a need. For some of us, having this ability to text with family or an old friend is a nice part of today's world. And no, we aren't convincing 40 people to change platforms just so they can contact us when their entire network is on Whatsapp.

    The issue the OP brought up is specifically related to Whatsapp. Let's be honest and admit there are shortcomings to the WP version relative to iOS/Android.
    11-30-2012 09:46 AM
  5. GomzyRockz's Avatar
    So, GomzyRockz, back to my original question to you: I've not used WhatsApp on WP8 yet; why do you say the app sucks?
    Having used Whatsapp extensively on Android, I can surely say that the app needs some TLC on the windows platform. Mainly, I get all the messages very late. Once I do, whatsapp takes me to the current message, but on the Android, I could read from where I left of. So say if I missed 30 messages, I have to start scrolling up, and it takes forever !!

    Moreover, the interface is really not upto Windows standard. I mean the interface on ANdroid is terrific, we can change the wallpapers, attach videos(video option is there, but doesnt do anything for me on my L920)
    11-30-2012 12:25 PM
  6. hopmedic's Avatar
    I don't use the app, but was curious why it sucked so bad, but by the time I got part way through all of the bickering and personal attacks, I was to the point that I didn't want to finish reading to get to the end of the story. So I'm only left with one question. Since it sucks so bad, did someone bother to contact the developer with a list of suggestions (since he's the only one who can fix it or tell you if a fix is in the works)?
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    11-30-2012 12:43 PM
  7. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I wonder if the developer checks back once in a while and reads some of the reviews the app received.
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    11-30-2012 01:21 PM
  8. hopmedic's Avatar
    He may, he may not. The only way to be sure that he's getting the message is to reach out to him yourself. I promise, he won't bite you.
    11-30-2012 01:33 PM
  9. MechanizedSunrise's Avatar
    I don't use the app, but was curious why it sucked so bad, but by the time I got part way through all of the bickering and personal attacks, I was to the point that I didn't want to finish reading to get to the end of the story. So I'm only left with one question. Since it sucks so bad, did someone bother to contact the developer with a list of suggestions (since he's the only one who can fix it or tell you if a fix is in the works)?
    Of course. Whatsapp is fairly popular and a number of us users emailed or otherwise contacted the team.

    The 2.8.2 build was supposed to address the stability problems, but it did not completely solve them from 2.8. It was a massive improvement from 2.8, which would just freeze and crash all over the place for no reason. One can only hope the stability issues will continue to be worked out in future builds. They are aware of the issues though.

    The other niceties like sharing have been brought up and likely will be addressed in a future build. The inability to email or otherwise save conversations was supposedly due to the the nature by which WP7.5 stores app information. Whether this is something a WP8 build will be able to address has not been answered.
    11-30-2012 01:39 PM
  10. iamtim's Avatar
    he won't bite you
    ...hard. :)

    Anyway, as near as I can tell - and I am really, truly interested - WhatsApp "sucks" on WP8 because it's slow. To me, response time does appear to be slower on the WP8 version than on the iPhone version (at least, what I remember of the iPhone version, AT&T took my iPhone as a trade-in) but I wouldn't say that it sucks. It's just slow. Am I missing something?
    11-30-2012 01:42 PM
  11. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    Not sure about the US but i dont see a point in an app like this. Alot of UK carriers now push most contracts with unlimited or near unlimited text's. its adding a 3rd party app to something that imho isnt required.
    yeah because SMS messaging = instant messaging? No, I think not, not even by a country mile.
    11-30-2012 01:55 PM
  12. darthtata85's Avatar
    You say it isn't instant it must be out by seconds....that really important?
    11-30-2012 06:24 PM
  13. abhishek8605's Avatar
    Whatsapp is very popular here in Asia along with Line. Though Line has gained more popularity these days because it's free on iOS and you don't have to give out your number to add your booty call to your friends list.

    I am coming from a Blackberry device and Whatsapp is horrible on WP8. Here are the issues I currently have with it:

    1. App hanged on me once last night, I've been on WP8 less than a week. Once it hanged, I tried reloading it by tapping the tile from the home screen and still no cigar. In the end I had to turn off and start my phone again for it to be solved.

    2. Often times toast notifications are shown and keep coming, even when I swipe to the right to get rid of it, it just keeps coming back.

    3. Sometimes when I have messages waiting and I open the app, the messages are not shown, so basically it looks like I have no new messages, and I have to back out of the app and then reload it for the new messages to show up.

    Those are the current issues I have with the app, they have happened a few times with the exception of the app hang which has only happened once.

    Not to mention the app is quite slow, but I'm not too worried as the app has not be made for WP8 yet, but I do expect them to make it a lot streamlined and easier to use with the new version.
    12-01-2012 12:22 AM
  14. tomatoes11's Avatar
    Yeah it does suck. It is useable though for some reason. Normally bugs like that would **** me off but the OS is fluid enough that I don't mind backing out and opening it again. I hope they fix it though before it finally starts to bug me.
    12-01-2012 01:08 AM
  15. MechanizedSunrise's Avatar
    Sweetness! Just after this little thread, Whatsapp released 2.8.8 today for WP7.5.

    Email Conversations is finally available! Edit: Though in a test, it truncates an emailed conversation to the last 346 messages in the conversation...

    This non-WP8 optimized update should show up shortly enough in the WP8 store.
    12-01-2012 03:49 PM
  16. dkp23's Avatar
    I couldnt handle whatsapp any longer, thing is a battery killer and messages get hung up on wifi. When using the app, my phone gets really hot, nothing causes my phone to get hot like whatsapp.

    Hopefully they update and optimize it better cuz right now it sucks. So out you go.

    ON windows phone 7, the app worked fine, but the two subsequent updates on wp7, made it bad and it continues to be on wp8.
    12-01-2012 04:51 PM
  17. Iviansour's Avatar
    True.. Whatsapp on windows phone 8 is worse than wp7... And probably any other version of whatsapp on any other OS..
    1. Keeps crashing..
    2. Problem with sending photos.
    3. Problems with sending and receiving messages. Sometimes not going through.
    12-01-2012 05:00 PM
  18. Agpe17's Avatar
    The only issue I've experienced is the bug with receiving messages, hitting the notification, and then new messages NOT coming up until i go BACK to the start screen, and do the process again.

    It's not constant, it's once in a while, so it has't killed my mind YET! I've also used WhatsApp on iPhone, and it was good...however, I'm just glad we have it on WP8, and that it works! Other than that, isn't really bugging me TOO much.
    12-01-2012 06:02 PM
  19. tiabonaz's Avatar
    Whatsapp is still not avaible in wp8 store
    12-02-2012 04:21 AM
  20. UKBRIT's Avatar
    it's worked so far on my 920, but why couldn't they have the same interface as iOS? It just looked much better on an iphone, messages were time and date stamped, wp8 seems just to tell me 1 hour ago, 1 day ago...
    12-02-2012 04:29 AM
  21. kingyzf's Avatar
    You can try Wechat from China
    whatapp on Blackberry is good, wp's sucks
    12-03-2012 01:17 AM
  22. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    it's worked so far on my 920, but why couldn't they have the same interface as iOS? It just looked much better on an iphone, messages were time and date stamped, wp8 seems just to tell me 1 hour ago, 1 day ago...
    Because as windows phone users we like to be different or the developer is just lazy.
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    12-05-2012 07:19 PM
  23. Byzantium's Avatar
    Whenever a Whatsapp user asks me about Windows Phone, I immediately tell him that Whatsapp is not yet stable on it. I know this is bad for Windows Phone's userbase but nothing is worse for a userbase than people who get on it and start having major issues with their apps.

    Windows Phone right now is really only good for WLM and Facebook junkies. All other IM is pretty much absent or really buggy like Whatsapp. Kik seems to be nearly trouble-free for people on WP though.
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    12-05-2012 08:13 PM
  24. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I like to think we are a bit more than that. We have integration!
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    12-05-2012 11:04 PM
  25. Byzantium's Avatar
    I like to think we are a bit more than that. We have integration!
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    The problem with that is that you have to wait for Microsoft to fix issues rather than allowing other companies's app to plug into the OS and be updated by those 3rd party companies.
    12-06-2012 12:45 AM
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