1. Prometheus2021's Avatar
    Now that Windows Mobile is officially dead. Is it worth for developers to try an get into the UWP ecosystem?
    10-18-2017 02:16 AM
  2. ITMedCEO's Avatar
    Unfortunately, UWP is dead too.
    saras112 and Pacus1x like this.
    11-04-2017 03:44 AM
  3. Muessig's Avatar
    Unfortunately, UWP is dead too.
    Completely disagree.
    esbe118, scoots37 and ochhanz like this.
    11-05-2017 05:00 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    There's still

    Windows desktop/tablet
    Windows VR
    Xbox

    So there are still ways to take advantage of UWP.
    11-06-2017 10:49 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    There's still

    Windows desktop/tablet
    Windows VR
    Xbox

    So there are still ways to take advantage of UWP.
    I think the bigger issue is thinking about how many apps are useful across all device variations.
    Tien-Lin Chang likes this.
    11-06-2017 11:47 AM
  6. markeboyle's Avatar
    pwa, progressive web apps
    12-14-2017 09:22 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    I wouldn’t get into it given a big chunk of its appeal has bit the dust and the apps aren’t really too popular in desktop Windows but that’s just me.
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-14-2017 11:19 PM
  8. esbe118's Avatar
    I feel like the only people trumpeting PWAs are people who haven't actually made one. It's ridiculously hard to do things that are just there on native apps. And many things you just simply can't do.
    12-20-2017 10:07 PM
  9. ITMedCEO's Avatar
    Completely disagree.
    It has only been 8 months... Still completely disagree? I am MCSE, I know some things.
    07-14-2018 09:19 AM
  10. wpbestplayer's Avatar
    It has only been 8 months... Still completely disagree? I am MCSE, I know some things.
    I still disagree. I think it's worth it take the risk.
    Check here: https://mspoweruser.com/developer-th...windows-store/

    Check the first 10 comments.
    ochhanz likes this.
    07-15-2018 01:43 PM
  11. ITMedCEO's Avatar
    Still disagree?
    11-09-2019 08:10 PM
  12. ochhanz's Avatar
    Still disagree?
    , yeah UWP still gets updates in VStudio and if you want to make Windows apps and programs UWP is great. The UWP build in libraries and XAML interface makes it relatively easy to create good looking and consistent interfaces. You also get advantages like good battery life (which is important with how popular laptops have become), privacy options (more clarity for users) and security (sandboxing, Store being a save download place etc).
    The Store allows lots of features (trials, sales, automatic updates, steady update out rolls, test groups, specific target groups etc) that save you work and give you extra insight in bugs etc. And if you don't want it on the Store than you can side load UWP packages (debug builds are especially very easy to side load).
    The only advantage I can think of non-UWP is that there are a few cases where you miss an older library of functions and that it is harder to upload/spread it through other stores (generally only a real problem for bigger companies cause they can attract more visitors than the MS Store).
    That being said, I believe the UWP + Store is excellent to create and upload the app but you still often need to your own marketing.
    11-10-2019 12:19 PM

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