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  1. anony_mouse's Avatar
    BTW, I did leave feedback on the windowsphone.com website about Instagram. They gave them a whole lot of advertising and a direct link to their BETA app...
    I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft paid Instagram to make the app... but maybe not for any updates.
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 08-02-2014 at 03:58 AM.
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    07-31-2014 05:59 AM
  2. anony_mouse's Avatar
    If you aren't happy with WP apps get a 5s.
    The 5S is one of the most expensive smartphones on the market. The average WP user has something like a Lumia 520. The Moto G would be a better recommendation.
    07-31-2014 06:00 AM
  3. anony_mouse's Avatar
    hi everyone..
    as a wp user.. i have had more than enough waiting.. and i think you too.. i mean what the hell is stopping Instagram from updating there app..
    Perhaps a lack of resources, users or interest? There are lots of things that might stop Instagram from updating their app.
    07-31-2014 06:01 AM
  4. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    The 5S is one of the most expensive smartphones on the market. The average WP user has something like a Lumia 520. The Moto G would be a better recommendation.


    Whatever works for you. My point is that if someone is unhappy with the quality and/or selection of WP apps, they have options. Instead of complaining about it they should actually DO something about it.
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    07-31-2014 06:33 AM
  5. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Whatever works for you. My point is that if someone is unhappy with the quality and/or selection of WP apps, they have options. Instead of complaining about it they should actually DO something about it.
    Well many here in us are on contracts for two years...i did research on WP I read "app gap will be closed by 2014" and I believed it! Now if I'm not mistaken IOS has something like over 1million app! Who here thinks we can get to IOS app count in 5 months? I have a few work around with sites that I need to access and there's no app in WP store for it. I had android and man was I bad and so bored with IOS ...thats why I came to WP . So I guess its the lesser of the three evils .....kinda. What do you think would happen to WP if all took your advice and jumped ship? Word of mouth is already bad here in the us about wp.....believe me it can get worse! Market share is down here in the us not up!
    07-31-2014 07:28 AM
  6. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Whatever works for you. My point is that if someone is unhappy with the quality and/or selection of WP apps, they have options. Instead of complaining about it they should actually DO something about it.
    And since I don't own fcb bank of florida ......i can't make an app for them nor do i own metra car stereo so can't make an app for them either so there only so much one can do. If it were as simple as just asking companies to dev apps for WP.....we would have 1 million apps but guess what...we don't . So all we can really do is deal with it when one ask " how do you like your WP" what do you think mine and many here's response will be? Remember shares around down in the U.S. so word of mouth out here is not good!
    07-31-2014 07:34 AM
  7. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    And since I don't own fcb bank of florida ......i can't make an app for them nor do i own metra car stereo so can't make an app for them either so there only so much one can do. If it were as simple as just asking companies to dev apps for WP.....we would have 1 million apps but guess what...we don't . So all we can really do is deal with it when one ask " how do you like your WP" what do you think mine and many here's response will be? Remember shares around down in the U.S. so word of mouth out here is not good!

    When I said "do something about it" I meant move to another OS that has the apps you want. Don't complain about the lack of apps for WP, put your money where your mouth is and move to android or iOS. I don't get people who complain about something but refuse to take advantage of a solution that is right in front if them.
    07-31-2014 08:30 AM
  8. paulxxwall's Avatar
    When I said "do something about it" I meant move to another OS that has the apps you want. Don't complain about the lack of apps for WP, put your money where your mouth is and move to android or iOS. I don't get people who complain about something but refuse to take advantage of a solution that is right in front if them.
    unfortunately with my contracts......its cheaper to keep her ;-)
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    07-31-2014 08:48 AM
  9. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I'm a chronic phone swapper. Since last fall I've had a Note 1, Note 3, 8X, iPhone 5s, two 1520s, two G2s and I'm seriously thinking about getting a white G3 in the very near future.

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    07-31-2014 08:53 AM
  10. migueli2's Avatar
    I'm a chronic phone swapper. Since last fall I've had a Note 1, Note 3, 8X, iPhone 5s, two 1520s, two G2s and I'm seriously thinking about getting a white G3 in the very near future.

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    Thanks for sharing that useful info :)
    07-31-2014 02:38 PM
  11. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing that useful info :)

    Happy to help.
    07-31-2014 02:42 PM
  12. sl1ckNY13's Avatar
    6tag is wack...instagram needs a serious update
    07-31-2014 02:46 PM
  13. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    What's wrong with 6tag?
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    07-31-2014 04:01 PM
  14. sl1ckNY13's Avatar
    Certain things...look in my opinion windows phone will never get enough recognition or get more popular (united states) India don't count, if they don't fix the official/or release apps like instagram(been in beta for how long??) okay you got 6snap and 6tin but anyone coming from apple or android isn't going to know wth that is and see that there is no snap chat or tinder..and get frustrated
    Look I love my Icon and 8.1 but still some things it needs to improve on and needs to fast and Xbox music is horrible btw
    07-31-2014 05:00 PM
  15. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    Well many here in us are on contracts for two years...i did research on WP I read "app gap will be closed by 2014" and I believed it! Now if I'm not mistaken IOS has something like over 1million app! Who here thinks we can get to IOS app count in 5 months? I have a few work around with sites that I need to access and there's no app in WP store for it. I had android and man was I bad and so bored with IOS ...thats why I came to WP . So I guess its the lesser of the three evils .....kinda. What do you think would happen to WP if all took your advice and jumped ship? Word of mouth is already bad here in the us about wp.....believe me it can get worse! Market share is down here in the us not up!
    I may only be one user, but I've been around long enough to know that size isn't the only thing that matters. If we wildly assume that 1/2 of the iPhone App store is games, we're now looking at 500K apps that perform some needed or desirable function. So let's say we have 10 number of categories: social media, photo/video apps, banking/life stuff, health & fitness, travel, news, work stuff, food, + 2 more that are really important to some individual user. I confess, I'm a would-be awesome photographer if collecting multiple photo apps could make me one. I probably have 20 apps in this particular category. Wild-*** guessing, I have an average of 10 more in each of the other categories. Sooo, 20 + (9 x 10) = 110 apps. Add the 30 or so games, and my phone has 140 apps installed (the number is actually 157).

    My point is this: if a dev wants to publish a utility app (let's say something along the lines of Jack of All Tools, a personal favorite), he/she can do so in the iPhone store and offer one of the 10,000 apps with similar features and functions (where becoming a featured app is dependent upon the number of downloads), or he/she can dev for WP (where ratings determine ranking) and actually have a shot at creating some buzz and generating some revenue. I'm not a dev, but I've studied marketing and economics...

    So please, next time you see an article with a crApp count or someone declares their reasons for buying an overpriced iPhone, ask them how many of the million are worth downloading, keeping, and possibly even buying.

    As for official apps, I am shopping for a fitbit. I think other companies are watching to see if their recently added support for WP will result in an uptick in their revenues... I'm only one user, but I will vote with my $$$ to show that it was a smart move on FitBit's part.
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    07-31-2014 08:05 PM
  16. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I agree. The number of apps in the App Store, Play Store and WindowsPhone Store is irrelevant if a vast majority of those apps are crap. I use about 10-15 apps on any device. Who cares if there are 999,000+ apps in the store that you will never use.

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    07-31-2014 08:20 PM
  17. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    Here in Brazil marketshare fell from 3.2% to 2.7%. :/
    07-31-2014 09:00 PM
  18. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    What's wrong with 6tag?
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    My 6tag since December (since when I have WP), I can not select a photo, he closes himself sometimes.
    This also happens with 6snap.
    07-31-2014 09:02 PM
  19. uopjo6's Avatar
    i was one of those who translated Rudy's 6tag to Arabic.. i love the app my self.. and it's so much better than the official app.. but no third party developer can give you the full experience what ever he will do.. as the available APIs are quite limited..
    you can't upload a video if you didn't shot it right now.. what the hell..
    i do appreciate what WP developers are doing.. But unfortunately it isn't enough..
    Wow. 100% on the same boat with you. Been a loyal WP fan for 4 years but this is getting on my nerves. More and more official apps are being released and app count is actually fine, but the quality is not. Far from good. What I heard most, almost anywhere regarding WP is "coming soon".
    07-31-2014 09:09 PM
  20. uopjo6's Avatar
    I may only be one user, but I've been around long enough to know that size isn't the only thing that matters. If we wildly assume that 1/2 of the iPhone App store is games, we're now looking at 500K apps that perform some needed or desirable function. So let's say we have 10 number of categories: social media, photo/video apps, banking/life stuff, health & fitness, travel, news, work stuff, food, + 2 more that are really important to some individual user. I confess, I'm a would-be awesome photographer if collecting multiple photo apps could make me one. I probably have 20 apps in this particular category. Wild-*** guessing, I have an average of 10 more in each of the other categories. Sooo, 20 + (9 x 10) = 110 apps. Add the 30 or so games, and my phone has 140 apps installed (the number is actually 157).

    My point is this: if a dev wants to publish a utility app (let's say something along the lines of Jack of All Tools, a personal favorite), he/she can do so in the iPhone store and offer one of the 10,000 apps with similar features and functions (where becoming a featured app is dependent upon the number of downloads), or he/she can dev for WP (where ratings determine ranking) and actually have a shot at creating some buzz and generating some revenue. I'm not a dev, but I've studied marketing and economics...

    So please, next time you see an article with a crApp count or someone declares their reasons for buying an overpriced iPhone, ask them how many of the million are worth downloading, keeping, and possibly even buying.

    As for official apps, I am shopping for a fitbit. I think other companies are watching to see if their recently added support for WP will result in an uptick in their revenues... I'm only one user, but I will vote with my $$$ to show that it was a smart move on FitBit's part.
    I'm sorry while I agree with a lot of what you said, the quality of the WP apps are not up to par at all. Even if a lot can do what iOS / Android does, updates are another story. Who gets what first is pretty important now with trends refreshing so fast. By the time the hot app arrives in WP the heat is already gone. It is getting better by the years but as a fan for 4 years, the early years were not easy to handle.

    One good example would be that Skype still cannot send files. The last time I sent a file with Skype outdoors is 4 years ago. I've mentioned this countless times and each time I am baffled by this fact.
    07-31-2014 09:14 PM
  21. Vitor Salvatore Pierce's Avatar
    I'm sorry while I agree with a lot of what you said, the quality of the WP apps are not up to par at all. Even if a lot can do what iOS / Android does, updates are another story. Who gets what first is pretty important now with trends refreshing so fast. By the time the hot app arrives in WP the heat is already gone. It is getting better by the years but as a fan for 4 years, the early years were not easy to handle.

    One good example would be that Skype still cannot send files. The last time I sent a file with Skype outdoors is 4 years ago. I've mentioned this countless times and each time I am baffled by this fact.
    OneNote (and Office) is better on IOS and Andrid too.
    08-01-2014 02:49 AM
  22. anony_mouse's Avatar
    My point is this: if a dev wants to publish a utility app (let's say something along the lines of Jack of All Tools, a personal favorite), he/she can do so in the iPhone store and offer one of the 10,000 apps with similar features and functions (where becoming a featured app is dependent upon the number of downloads), or he/she can dev for WP (where ratings determine ranking) and actually have a shot at creating some buzz and generating some revenue. I'm not a dev, but I've studied marketing and economics...
    This is a good point, but applies more to developers to than users. As an unknown developer, I might have a better shot at getting noticed on WP than Android and iOS. However, as a user, I do better on Android and iOS because I get a much larger choice of apps.

    For already well known developers, this doesn't apply so much. People are already well aware of Spotify, Angry Birds, etc and will search for those apps anyway.
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 08-02-2014 at 03:59 AM.
    08-01-2014 04:02 AM
  23. sl1ckNY13's Avatar
    Lets see what happens...
    I want Microsoft to take over they have the opportunity to do it
    08-02-2014 01:00 AM
  24. Lancergb's Avatar
    we should all vote 1 STAR on the evaluation in the store at least
    08-13-2014 06:38 PM
  25. lovenokia's Avatar
    I use the official IG app because the scrolling seem to be a lot smoother on my Lumia 1520 vs 6tag. Another problem is that images are fuzzy, the ones I upload and the ones that I see in my news feed. I don't have those problem on ios or android, so they don't care about us windows phone users. Like everyone else says, they need to update the app to windows phone 8.1, make it universal and that would be quite clutch. I've lost people away from windows phone because were lacking features from the counterparts of other operating systems. That is why MS is not retaining market share, and obviously for other reasons too.
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    08-16-2014 02:35 AM
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