02-27-2014 12:30 PM
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  1. xratola's Avatar
    I'm so shocked as you and you haven't read bad. You do have now this. For example I copied a .zip file from the phone's storage and pasted into the whatsapp folder successfully. I don't know how this kind of system access level is available on WP already but tell me what do you think?
    Jack Janik and ShreyansShah like this.
    02-22-2014 05:14 PM
  2. Jack Janik's Avatar
    No idea but I saw this too and got super excited!!
    02-22-2014 05:22 PM
  3. xratola's Avatar
    No idea but I saw this too and got super excited!!
    Confirme you can copy whatever file into e.g Whatsapp/Camera Roll/Custom Folder and access it through the phone and computer.
    02-22-2014 05:42 PM
  4. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    SERIOUSLY? Dling now
    02-22-2014 06:06 PM
  5. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    Not letting me copy into apps...
    02-22-2014 06:07 PM
  6. Marcelo Velazquez's Avatar
    The Developer stated today that they got full access officially thanks to Microsoft. It's great!
    FinancialP likes this.
    02-22-2014 06:23 PM
  7. xratola's Avatar
    Not letting me copy into apps...
    What do you mean by that?

    (Currently we have full access for the Pictures folder, you can create whatever folder you want and store whatever file into it and open it through the app, music, videos, whatever. On the other hand, we don't have access to Documents/Music/Videos main folders).
    02-22-2014 06:31 PM
  8. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    What do you mean by that?

    (Currently we have full access for the Pictures folder, you can create whatever folder you want and store whatever file into it and open it through the app, music, videos, whatever. On the other hand, we don't have access to Documents/Music/Videos main folders).
    I thought you meant i'd be able to access apps' isolatedstorage from what you said about "a whatsapp file".
    FinancialP likes this.
    02-22-2014 06:36 PM
  9. xratola's Avatar
    I thought you meant i'd be able to access apps' isolatedstorage from what you said about "a whatsapp file".
    That would be risky for Apps' integrity, only a jailbreak could give us such access.
    02-22-2014 06:40 PM
  10. illidanx's Avatar
    I'm pretty mad. I'm a developer and I hate unequal treatment to developers.
    02-22-2014 07:40 PM
  11. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    That would be risky for Apps' integrity, only a jailbreak could give us such access.
    Ok. Now that I think about it, that could kill my app, being that the settings keys would be terminated. I'd assume other app's data could break apps in a similar manner.

    Also @illi
    I think it is a good move. Apps with some rep (Such as file manager) should have access like this. Imagine if every dev had it? We'd have rogue apps deleting the camera roll...
    02-22-2014 11:09 PM
  12. illidanx's Avatar
    Ok. Now that I think about it, that could kill my app, being that the settings keys would be terminated. I'd assume other app's data could break apps in a similar manner.

    Also @illi
    I think it is a good move. Apps with some rep (Such as file manager) should have access like this. Imagine if every dev had it? We'd have rogue apps deleting the camera roll...
    I understand that, but if you are a developer and there is preferential treatment to some certain app, it leaves a bitter taste.

    Edit: At least they should make it public that those restricted APIs exist and tell developers the conditions to get access to them. I don't like it being secretive like this.
    vish2801 likes this.
    02-22-2014 11:20 PM
  13. a5cent's Avatar
    I understand that, but if you are a developer and there is preferential treatment to some certain app, it leaves a bitter taste.

    Edit: At least they should make it public that those restricted APIs exist and tell developers the conditions to get access to them. I don't like it being secretive like this.
    I agree. This functionality should be part of the OS, and otherwise not exist at all. On the other hand, if I had to choose between this and access being granted to everyone, the former is definitely still much prefered.
    02-22-2014 11:28 PM
  14. Ashish Saraf1's Avatar
    I understand that, but if you are a developer and there is preferential treatment to some certain app, it leaves a bitter taste.

    Edit: At least they should make it public that those restricted APIs exist and tell developers the conditions to get access to them. I don't like it being secretive like this.
    Have you tired contacting MS ?
    Try mailing them about these restricted APIs

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    02-22-2014 11:37 PM
  15. illidanx's Avatar
    Have you tired contacting MS ?
    Try mailing them about these restricted APIs

    sent either from my Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Desire HD
    I don't know any MS contact. I don't think emailing the dev center support would help...
    02-22-2014 11:38 PM
  16. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    I understand that, but if you are a developer and there is preferential treatment to some certain app, it leaves a bitter taste.

    Edit: At least they should make it public that those restricted APIs exist and tell developers the conditions to get access to them. I don't like it being secretive like this.
    I agree, they do need to be public KNOWLEDGE, but not accessed by everyone (With a clear path to how to get access).
    Even if access is granted, for APIs that deal with user data, the store could somehow scan for them being used in malicious ways (If possible). Even on secure platforms such as WP, apps could easily steal location/contact/etc data and most likely write to it (Yet to look into that). The last thing we need, as a developer, is another security flaw.
    02-22-2014 11:51 PM
  17. ntice_521's Avatar
    In WP8.1 any app will be able to write to SD card. There are still file type restrictions though, so programs that need to work with any file type, like file managers, will still need special privileges.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    02-23-2014 05:51 AM
  18. jpling's Avatar
    This should be front page and on every site in the world! This has cut out me hooking up to my PC entirely. Thanks thanks thanks!! :happy:

    wp8 and android co exist in my world
    02-23-2014 05:10 PM
  19. ret18057's Avatar
    How did it do that? I want to leeaaarrnnnnn....

    How does this app accomplish not having to plug in to a PC?
    02-23-2014 05:39 PM
  20. jpling's Avatar
    Because you have access to them. You can send them over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, email, however. Being able to send my hi res photos from my phone directly is a HUGE plus for me

    wp8 and android co exist in my world
    ret18057 likes this.
    02-23-2014 05:43 PM
  21. link68759's Avatar
    They also pushed out like 5 updates within 12 hours the night this happened, so they're also getting preferential treatment with the submission process.
    02-24-2014 01:36 PM
  22. xratola's Avatar
    They also pushed out like 5 updates within 12 hours the night this happened, so they're also getting preferential treatment with the submission process.
    That might be because of the new approval process of the WP store?
    02-25-2014 03:48 PM
  23. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    No. My apps been sitting in approval for 3 days.
    02-26-2014 06:09 AM
  24. xratola's Avatar
    Well I just contacted the developer and he stated that he had been begging for months for such permission (that whatsapp, phriz.be and Moliplayer already had) and finally got it. As I can see it when you are granted with that permission you have new privileges. On the other hand I doubt they could've pushes that amount of updates within a day, not even Nokia does that.
    02-26-2014 07:05 AM
  25. ohgood's Avatar
    wp users get file access, and the world hasn't imploded. cool!


    that's a good start for 2010 Microsoft, what's next ?
    Jack Janik likes this.
    02-26-2014 07:22 AM
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