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  1. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    That doesn't seem like an issue when half the developers dont give a crap.
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    12-06-2012 01:06 AM
  2. tomatoes11's Avatar
    If you work somewhere that has like 20 or more devices connected to wifi at once, do not use this app. I was trying to figure out why some days my battery life is great while some days it drains 40 percent in an hour or two. Then I realized that Whatsapp was the only app I downloaded and the battery drain would happen when I had Whatsapp messages I couldn't view because of the crappy wifi connection.

    So either use whatsapp with data only or turn off wifi if it sucks. Hopefully they update it soon.
    12-10-2012 09:57 AM
  3. FredW3's Avatar
    "lacking in comparison" != "sucks"
    Lacking in comparison means it is not as good, like DVDs and Blu rays.

    Sucks means it is garbage without regard to what else is out there, like Apple Maps.
    12-10-2012 10:05 AM
  4. GomzyRockz's Avatar
    WhatsApp drains the battery ? Is it wifi specific? Did you test it ?
    12-11-2012 12:53 PM
  5. GomzyRockz's Avatar
    I know we got the update, but did anything change? I cant seem to find any difference.
    12-18-2012 01:34 PM
  6. dhruvz's Avatar
    It really does. I'm in the same boat, just switched from a Nexus, never used iOS version, but I can tell you Android/iOS version is leaps and bounds better than WP8.
    WP8 version isn't just "lacking", it's down right bug ridden. If you put an Android phone and WP8 phone side by side, 9 out of 10 times WP8 will pull down messages with a non-trivial delay.
    The live tile does essentially nothing. In Android, if you open Whatsapp and go to the message list, but don't go into the actual tread, it will still be treated as unread, and the notification will remain in the notification area. If you swipe it away but don't read it, it will reappear in the notification area after a certain period of time to remind you, e.g. 30 minutes or something. In WP8, once you open the app, it's gone. I imagine the number bubble in iOS will also remain unless you actually read it.
    Notifications are a total hit and miss, some times they come up, some times they don't at all, and you need to manually open the application to get it to pull messages, and then out of nowhere 30 notifications come jumping out and the phone doesn't even have enough time to stop between vibrations.
    Then comes actual messaging. I have experienced more than enough times where the massage will not send, or at least appear that way with a ( / ) crossed out icon. I need to back out, i.e. close (not suspend by hitting "home"), of Whatsapp and re-open it to get it to send.
    And sharing. This is probably more of a WP8 issue than a Whatsapp issue, I'm not sure. In Android, you can select "send picture", and choose images from practically any installed application that has images, i.e. Dropbox, Gallery, File Explorer, and god forbid even Skydrive (which is actually pretty nice on Android too, albeit a bit slow on loading content). But on WP8, you can't even attach images from MSFT's own SkyDrive, which is pretty sad.

    But yeah, those are a few things I have complaints about.
    I like the phone, but developer support is still lacking at the moment, that's a fact.

    Edit: And if I'm not mistaken Whatsapp is not yet updated for WP8, which is probably what the leak was about. That might be the problem, time will tell. At the moment, it's terrible.
    I agree with almost all the points....would also add that the emoticons on Whatsapp are a waste...they showup as something else, and when sent, turn out to be something else .... also, cannot share any pictures after the (useless/broken) update...
    12-18-2012 02:52 PM
  7. Baryex86's Avatar
    I know we got the update, but did anything change? I cant seem to find any difference.
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    To me its the first time that I actually got to use WhatsApp and it is very responsive, snappy and fast. Wish it had live tiles and screen notification. Very impressed with the app so far.
    12-18-2012 07:09 PM
  8. jin8k's Avatar
    WhatsApp drains the battery ? Is it wifi specific? Did you test it ?
    When I used iPhone, I was a heavy user of whatsapp with my friends having iphone or android. It was very fast and didnt affect battery drain.

    Now, I installed it on my lumia 920 when it became available a few days ago, and after two days of use, I uninstalled it, because it was graphically horrible and seemed to cause battery drain.

    I noticed that when you start whatsapp, the music player starts. I googled and it seems that the app is mimicking as a music player so it can stay online and running in background. This is probably why the battery drains faster. Try to use the volume up/down button when whatsapp is running in background. you will notice that the volume toast will contain media control with empty song information...
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    12-19-2012 08:07 AM
  9. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    Anyone noticed all the Nokia tweets yesterday claiming they helped Whatsapp with the new app? That worries me because I thought they were working on a totally revamped app like they announced, not that PoS.
    12-19-2012 10:53 AM
  10. chenhogi's Avatar
    Whatsapp on WP8 is horrible, a shadow of the version I had on iOS.

    Needs a serious update ASAP.
    12-19-2012 12:51 PM
  11. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Ouch. I am now more worried than ever for to buy a WP8. My HTC 8S was in the pipeline...i use whatsapp heavily too(wife, friends etc). Dont want to give them a reason to think I am ignoring them...heh!

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-19-2012 01:59 PM
  12. 3ibs's Avatar
    Everyone I know uses it and I used it on my iPhone and previous Android phones. It doesn't suck on WP8 but it does lack some features. Right now I'd be happy if they let us press enter to send, add lock screen notification and for some reason I can't send screenshots.
    12-19-2012 06:57 PM
  13. 3ibs's Avatar
    When I used iPhone, I was a heavy user of whatsapp with my friends having iphone or android. It was very fast and didnt affect battery drain.

    Now, I installed it on my lumia 920 when it became available a few days ago, and after two days of use, I uninstalled it, because it was graphically horrible and seemed to cause battery drain.

    I noticed that when you start whatsapp, the music player starts. I googled and it seems that the app is mimicking as a music player so it can stay online and running in background. This is probably why the battery drains faster. Try to use the volume up/down button when whatsapp is running in background. you will notice that the volume toast will contain media control with empty song information...
    I had no idea that was being caused by Whatsapp. Either way I can't uninstall it since I heavily rely on it to talk to friends/family.
    12-19-2012 06:59 PM
  14. chenhogi's Avatar
    Ouch. I am now more worried than ever for to buy a WP8. My HTC 8S was in the pipeline...i use whatsapp heavily too(wife, friends etc). Dont want to give them a reason to think I am ignoring them...heh!

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    If you are a heavy Whatsapp user my advise would be to wait with making the jump to WP8 as it is still some way back behind the iOS and BB version (Android I don't know about). Too often I receive a message a good few minutes after it was sent to me, whereas on my iPhone it was always more or less instantaneous.
    12-20-2012 05:29 AM
  15. thekonger's Avatar
    I suggest the dissatisfied users send feedback to the developer.
    12-20-2012 05:44 AM
  16. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    I did, their response was hilarious (obviously no one bothered, I just got an automated one).
    Can't you just fire your Windows Phone
    developer(s)? This is getting embarrassing, people get a bit more frustrated
    after each update. Don't you read the feedback? If you're not going to take the
    platform seriously, why are you bothering? There are plenty of very talented
    Windows Phone developers, hire one!
    Hi,

    Thanks for contacting WhatsApp. Our support
    team has received your request (# 3297117). Please check the following before
    proceeding:

    1. First and foremost, please make sure
    that you are using the latest version of WhatsApp from Marketplace: WhatsApp | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    2. Have you read our FAQ? Please
    visit:
    WhatsApp :: Faq

    3. If you are having problems connecting to
    WhatsApp, please be sure to read this article:
    WhatsApp FAQ - I cannot connect to WhatsApp on my Windows Phone!

    If you still have problems or questions
    after these steps, please respond to this email and we will do our best to help
    you.

    Thanks!

    WhatsApp Support Team
    12-20-2012 06:33 AM
  17. 3ibs's Avatar
    I did, their response was hilarious (obviously no one bothered, I just got an automated one).
    Yes that's an automated response. If you reply to that email they will reply back to you. I've sent them 2 or maybe 3 emails and they've replied back.
    12-20-2012 08:11 AM
  18. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    If you are a heavy Whatsapp user my advise would be to wait with making the jump to WP8 as it is still some way back behind the iOS and BB version (Android I don't know about). Too often I receive a message a good few minutes after it was sent to me, whereas on my iPhone it was always more or less instantaneous.
    Hmm..thanks man. Android too is instant. In fact its faster than SMS. I am now in a fix. Just when I thought its the right time...Bam!

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-20-2012 09:27 AM
  19. iamtim's Avatar
    Does WhatsApp have a desktop client?

    ...it seems to me that if it did, *then* they'd be on to something. Right now, I'm of the "mobile-messaging-like-WhatsApp-is-redundant" camp, but if they had a desktop client? I might be interested in using it.

    Not looking for a debate, just thinking. :)
    12-21-2012 03:29 PM
  20. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Does WhatsApp have a desktop client?

    ...it seems to me that if it did, *then* they'd be on to something. Right now, I'm of the "mobile-messaging-like-WhatsApp-is-redundant" camp, but if they had a desktop client? I might be interested in using it.

    Not looking for a debate, just thinking. :)
    That would be awesome...more like iMessage which is on Mountain Lion as well as iPhone...
    Wondering of there are any other alternatives?

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-21-2012 06:14 PM
  21. Dale Ski's Avatar
    I deleted whats app off my 920 shortly after installing it mostly due to reasons posted here.

    1. Battery drain was horrendous
    2. When typing there was a lag of a least 1 to 2 seconds before it caught up
    3. Messages where hit and miss when received.

    Very poor application and I hope some whats app dev's are reading this thread and will do something about it.
    12-22-2012 03:37 AM
  22. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Has any one tried contacting the WhatsApp team?

    Sent from my RaZr on MIUI.
    12-22-2012 07:08 AM
  23. craigy18181's Avatar
    interesting reading through this, i have no issues with this app on the 820 at all. infact i think it is excellent.
    12-22-2012 07:24 AM
  24. hipporama's Avatar
    While I feel WhatsApp on WP8 is far better than what it is on 7.5, it still has a long way to go to catch up with the iOS and Android versions.

    Also, I hope they remove that background audio service in their next update. That thing sucks battery like ****.
    12-22-2012 11:08 AM
  25. thegoodfight's Avatar
    Whatsapp sucks period. There are plenty of other good alternatives out there. Just get your friends on to those, and spread the word about alternatives.
    12-25-2012 06:51 PM
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