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  1. nishant786's Avatar
    If you think Windows Phone has no apps, you should try a Mac | Pocketnow

    This puts my sentiments into perfect words. The "app gap" doomsayers should read this and for once in their life get some perspective.
    12-25-2014 08:10 AM
  2. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Yeah, read the comments? ha ha. As the "great" taylor swift once said, haters gonna hate.hate, hate, hate. ha ha ha. The writer should compare OSX and WIndows store. Not just WP. I bet there are more apps in the windows store for the tablets and desktops, I bet there are still more. Face it, Any user of apple is brainwashed with their inferior hardware and super mind control marketing. I will stick with my crappy windows ecosystem and have a huge smile on my face.
    12-25-2014 08:35 AM
  3. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Yeah, read the comments? ha ha. As the "great" taylor swift once said, haters gonna hate.hate, hate, hate. ha ha ha. The writer should compare OSX and WIndows store. Not just WP. I bet there are more apps in the windows store for the tablets and desktops, I bet there are still more. Face it, Any user of apple is brainwashed with their inferior hardware and super mind control marketing. I will stick with my crappy windows ecosystem and have a huge smile on my face.
    People will stick with apple even MS why?
    They edible I bet you already taste one
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    12-25-2014 08:46 AM
  4. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    There is an app-gap but it's subjective because IMO, WP store has been able to provide me almost every app I need. Being said, I am happy with platform's current progress and I do see many official apps are now getting published on the store. Period.
    12-25-2014 08:50 AM
  5. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Yeah, read the comments? ha ha. As the "great" taylor swift once said, haters gonna hate.hate, hate, hate. ha ha ha. The writer should compare OSX and WIndows store. Not just WP. I bet there are more apps in the windows store for the tablets and desktops, I bet there are still more. Face it, Any user of apple is brainwashed with their inferior hardware and super mind control marketing. I will stick with my crappy windows ecosystem and have a huge smile on my face.
    A little dramatic calling Apple users brainwashed, lol. And their marketing isn't any more mind control than any other successfully marketed product. They understand that you need to evoke a certain emotional response from the audience and they are good at it.
    12-25-2014 09:03 AM
  6. colinkiama's Avatar
    Even the windows store has more apps but you have to remembers that Macs can install programs. All WP and winRT has is the App Store to survive.
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    12-25-2014 09:10 AM
  7. colinkiama's Avatar
    Even though the article is BS, there is something good that has come out of it. Macs work great with other Apple products like iPhones, iPads, Apple tv etc whereas windows phone and windows don't connect well. The office suite is terrible compared to android and iOS. There is no skype integration(like how there is FaceTime integration with contacts on iOS. Or Skype integration for messaging between windows devices. Instead we get a terrible Skype app for windows and windows phone. The only thing that seems to work ok is the miracast support between platforms and Xbox smart glass. But I think you guys can see what I mean now. Microsoft products don't work well with each other. But Apple products do. That's what makes Mac popular and Windows phones looked down upon.
    Last edited by colinkiama; 02-12-2015 at 02:17 AM.
    12-25-2014 09:32 AM
  8. mayblast's Avatar
    Windows phone store is the junk:
    No video trailers/previews, the "related"-thingy is either stupid or stoned, "most helpful" in reviews is usually a five-star praise with word "Good." and nothing else. There is no "add to wish list" option. Etc. Etc.

    MS should update the store itself instead of releasing Beta-apps that will never get an update.
    12-25-2014 10:06 AM
  9. SammyD97's Avatar
    Even the windows store has more apps but you have to remembers that Macs can install programs. All WP and winRT has is the App Store to survive.
    The point is that in the same time frame, the Windows Phone store has grown a gazillion times faster than the Mac store but the more favourable of the two endures constant bashing.

    Second, I may be wrong on this but I assume that most Windows tablets in the wild run full Windows. By your argument, there isn't a problem there either because they can run legacy Windows programs also.
    The Mac store was launched in 2010 and the Windows store (not windows phone) was launched in 2012. The former proudly dons 22000 while the latter ashamedly carries 120 000.
    One wonders what the damn fuss is about then.
    12-25-2014 10:39 AM
  10. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Even though the article is BS, there is something good that has come out of it. Macs work great with other Apple products like iPhones, iPads, Apple tv etc whereas windows phone and windows don't connect well. The office suite is terrible compared to android and iOS. There is mo skype integration(like how there is FaceTime integration with contacts on iOS. Or Skype integration for messaging between windows devices. Instead we get a terrible Skype app for windows and windows phone. The only thing that seems to work ok is the miracast support between platforms and Xbox smart glass. But I think you guys can see what I mean now. Microsoft products don't work well with each other. But Apple products do. That's what makes Mac popular and Windows phones looked down upon.
    Coming from a person from both platforms, I do not have much apps on my mac; not that there is not enough apps, but because unless that there is a real need for one I do not need it. I also do not have much applications on my PC even though that it is running windows 7, not like much people really need all 22,000 or so apps. I have what I need, if I need it then I get it, if it is not available on this platform then I look somewhere else; life goes on, I do not believe complaining relentlessly is going to solve much.


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    12-25-2014 11:28 AM
  11. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    Pocketnow is perhaps the only unbiased neutral mobile tech site left.

    Edit: I did not see this post and made a seperate discussion. It has been combined with this.
    Last edited by Marquis de Faux; 12-25-2014 at 09:11 PM.
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    12-25-2014 12:50 PM
  12. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I think its more to do with the fact that Mac isn't a mobile OS, it is a productivity OS. However, on mobile people don't do anything other than apps. If you imagine appless smartphone, you are looking at 2006 or 2003 maybe. Comparing Windows Phone with Mac OS isn't the same thing, not yet. With Windows 10, Microsoft will be able to boast that it has 650,000 apps for desktop, tablet and phone PLUS it will have benefits of all the legacy Windows software that no other OS will be able to enjoy. So from 2015-2020 if Microsoft cannot gain a major traction with its mobile (phone, tablet, hybrid device) workforce, I will happily write it off. I knew in 2010 when I purchased my first Windows Phone that it will be a long haul but I took a plunge anyway because I was happy with phones in 2003 as well and Windows Phone 7 was better than that. However, not everyone is me.
    12-25-2014 01:00 PM
  13. fdalbor's Avatar
    You people do not know what a app gap it. Many years ago I used Atari ST' s. Great computers but they had very little software. I hung with them for several years before I gave up and switched to IBM compatibility. The IBM compatible systems were not near as good but that's where the software was. Now that was a real app gap. The little gap we have with WP is nothing compared to back then.
    12-25-2014 02:26 PM
  14. EBUK's Avatar
    Windows phone store is the junk:
    No video trailers/previews, the "related"-thingy is either stupid or stoned, "most helpful" in reviews is usually a five-star praise with word "Good." and nothing else. There is no "add to wish list" option. Etc. Etc.

    MS should update the store itself instead of releasing Beta-apps that will never get an update.
    Agree. Having come from Android, the google Play Store is much better organised.

    I find the Windows Phone Store frustrating not only because of the useless app reviews (I try to be somewhat more helpful in my reviews) and the lack of a Wishlist, but because every app I've ever installed is listed under 'My Apps' and there is no way to remove them. Not only that, but the list only has those apps that I've uninstalled, not the ones I've left on my phone. This is nonsensical.

    That aside, the App Gap... for me, there is no deal-breaking gap. In fact, for my needs, the Windows Store has provided me with apps that either don't exist for Android, or are superior to the Android offering. Examples: metronome, music reading tool, clarinet tutor - there is nothing on Android (that I could find using identical search terms) to match what Windows Phone offered.

    Of course, for others, there is an app gap, and perhaps Windows Phone isn't for them.
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    12-25-2014 04:29 PM
  15. Jas00555's Avatar
    If you think Windows Phone has no apps, you should try a Mac | Pocketnow

    I was honestly surprised that this wasn't Michael Fisher, but I do think the author makes a good point.

    He argues that Windows Phone would have a fighting chance if Microsoft treated it as a first class citizen.
    12-25-2014 05:23 PM
  16. dKp1977's Avatar
    That's a very interesting read, and the author has some pretty good points there. Nice find, thank you. And merry Christmas. :)
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    12-25-2014 05:34 PM
  17. Nadia bruce's Avatar
    Yes!! That's what I wanted to say to the world.
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    12-25-2014 09:09 PM
  18. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    That article plain blows. OSX isn't remotely comparable to Windows Phone, as it isn't even dependent on the App Store. It's like looking at Windows 8.1's only software options as what exists in the Windows Store. OSX, like Windows, can install desktop software via other means, and a LOT of it. The point is just idiotic on its face. Then the guy calls Windows Phone-Android-iOS comparison apples-to-oranges, when they're legitimately all mobile operating systems aiming for the same marketshare. The guy doesn't seem to really know what he's talking about.
    12-25-2014 09:16 PM
  19. realwarder's Avatar
    That article plain blows. OSX isn't remotely comparable to Windows Phone, as it isn't even dependent on the App Store. It's like looking at Windows 8.1's only software options as what exists in the Windows Store. OSX, like Windows, can install desktop software via other means, and a LOT of it. The point is just idiotic on its face. Then the guy calls Windows Phone-Android-iOS comparison apples-to-oranges, when they're legitimately all mobile operating systems aiming for the same marketshare. The guy doesn't seem to really know what he's talking about.
    Something everyone is forgetting is that Macs do not have the millions and millions of legacy apps that Windows does and so the store on the Mac is actually much more representative of the entire software domain available to run on a Mac. (Not everything for sure, but a large chunk of it).

    Therefore to compare the Mac App Store with the Windows (or Windows Phone) App store is not that unreasonable. He's pointing out that no one questions a Mac's software portfolio despite it being lacking (in number) compared to Windows (phone) and yet Windows gets the hard sell all the time, not a Mac. Personally I agree with that premise.
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    12-26-2014 08:04 AM
  20. mayblast's Avatar
    Who the hell cares about apps anyway when there are actual software for your OS. I know my 3D software (3700) not my compositing application (5500) are not in the App Store.

    The comparison is silly at best and I really missed the point author was to trying push. No, lemme rephrase that: It was the most idiotic thing I've read in a while.
    12-26-2014 09:04 AM
  21. hidayat225's Avatar
    The author could have done a better comparison. But he does have some good points. His attention was to prove and reveal why do tech sites/people in general bash/dislike the Windows Phone app gap when it is so subjective (not everyone needs a banking app).

    However he could have compare the Windows Store in general rather than Windows Phone. I say general as the Windows Store from different platforms is combining.

    Basically he thinks that why so little people compare app gaps when OSX store doesn't even get trashed at for their pathetic apps.
    12-26-2014 09:25 AM
  22. Silent Fox's Avatar
    I totally think the app gap is subjective, its hard to compare these types of OS. I think the real issue facing windows phone is lack of visibility to consumers, people don't know about them, carriers dont push them, and developers wont create apps till wp is mainstream.
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    12-26-2014 09:40 AM
  23. bsbharath1987's Avatar
    Oses for Personal computers like Mac and Windows 7, 8 do not need an App Store because you can install apps outside of it. Also, these days people tend to do a lot of things on the move - using their smartphones. So, it's pointless to expect apps like YouTube, instagram, etc on desktop OSes. They are not there for a reason - people rather use the full fledged browsers to watch Youtube on PCs.
    Desktop OSes are expected to play along with smartphones these days - that is the reason HandOff and Continuity are big deals with iOS/OSX.
    The article appears to be an output of an irrational mind.
    12-26-2014 09:41 AM
  24. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Ok, so its obvious whos a WP fan and whos not. There isnt much objectivity here. The article proves that marketing is EVERYTHING, nothing more. You watch an Apple commercial and they give you this make believe picture that your life will be improved with their product. From a doctor being able to treat a patient to a girl editing a song to sing a duet with her grandmother. OBVIOUSLY thats only capable from an Apple product. Im awaiting the day the ad comes that shows kids in Africa eating a full meal and at the end they just show the Apple logo. There marketing is brilliant to those that dont research what they are buying. THAT BEING SAID.... there IS an app gap guys, cmon. The Betas are ridiculous. The 3rd party apps in the store consist mostly of web scrapes, its sad. Microsoft has done little to entice original apps into the store. Hell, PAY THEM TO MAKE IT FOR YOU. Squash this argument once and for all. Outside of the big name apps, the biggest gap is the little guy apps. The local banks, power companies etc. They have apps for ios and android but not for WP. And they wont... Market share. This whole argument comes down to that. WP is pretty late in the game and wanting the same success as those that earned it for years. They need to MARKET themselves better, period. Show a commercial of a couple arguing on one side and sitting on a couch playing a game with each other on their respective Surfaces on the other. Domestic violence is a hot button issue, say that Windows devices stop domestic violence. It'd be no more ridiculous than the Apple commercials. FACT: an iPad has cured AIDS.
    12-26-2014 09:47 AM
  25. Jas00555's Avatar
    Oses for Personal computers like Mac and Windows 7, 8 do not need an App Store because you can install apps outside of it.
    If that's the reason, why does Android need an app store then?
    12-26-2014 10:33 AM
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