07-18-2018 07:53 PM
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  1. Luke Ashe's Avatar
    Are there any plans or a roadmap that releases a standalone app for iOS/Android that will be Microsoft photos and allows connection to OneDrive storage?
    06-28-2018 09:14 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    One Drive already has iOS and Android apps, and Microsoft Photos has 3rd party solutions, as well as Microsoft's OWN solution, Photos Companion ....

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/phot...pUvbUpU3750836

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...hotosCompanion
    06-28-2018 10:36 AM
  3. Luke Ashe's Avatar
    Companion is simply a file transfer app.

    OneDrive is a file storage app with an addon for photos that has limited capabilities compared with Microsoft Photos and the capabilities it does have are inconvenient to use on a mobile device.

    I would like a dedicated photos app linked to OneDrive so that I can slowly organise my photo collection whenever I get the chance.

    If there are 3rd party apps, I would be keen to try them. If you have any links of these then please forward them on

    thanks
    06-28-2018 10:59 AM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Here's an interesting blog on a similar subject....

    https://www.windowscentral.com/why-a...vices-strategy
    06-28-2018 12:13 PM
  5. Luke Ashe's Avatar
    I had just read that article! I’m invested in the MS ecosystem and want to stay in it, but MS doesn’t make it easy at times
    06-28-2018 12:16 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    I had just read that article! I’m invested in the MS ecosystem and want to stay in it, but MS doesn’t make it easy at times

    So true!
    06-29-2018 10:27 AM
  7. realwarder's Avatar
    Would be nice to get some good photo apps.

    However it would also be nice for them to add a 'clean up' function to OneDrive, so those photos and videos already uploaded could be cleaned out of the phone to free space (note: they should verify upload before delete).
    joepan likes this.
    07-12-2018 09:44 AM
  8. atoqir's Avatar
    It would make sense if they make this. This way you could use your photo library, music library, video library and documents library easily on you phone/tablet while on PC you can 'consume' it through the apps but still have folder acces and control when you need it.

    But since they killed the music library part when they killed the Groove apps, they still haven't a photo solution on mobile and still don't have a movies app on mobile or eBooks support so I am thinking of switching clouds for my personal stuff. My corporate stuff I will keep on OneDrive For Business in O365.

    You are better off that you sync/upload your pictures, music, files and eBooks into iCloud Music/Photos/Drive/iBooks or Google PlayMusic/GooglePhotos/GoogleDrive/GooglePlayBooks. All those services have sync clients and tools to dump your files in Windows Explorer. And it works way better on mobile with way more options available there.
    07-12-2018 09:51 AM
  9. David Zavah's Avatar
    YES! Please! This is one of the few missing pieces, for me, as I've transitioned from Windows Phone/Win10 Mobile to Android. I'd love for the app to browse images (videos too??) that are on the device/SD card while also syncing with OneDrive to view images taken on other devices linked to my MSFT account (while connected online, of course). For those images that are cloud based, allow an easy path to "make available offline" by saving to the device/SD...OR...have a toggle in the settings to "Always" download files found in the designated "camera roll" location on OneDrive. Also, while I'm building this app in my head...Dark theme is a must!
    Hope they make this a reality some day soon.
    07-12-2018 09:51 AM
  10. raycpl's Avatar
    I can see what you all are getting at. All pictures from my camera roll (plus some other folders, of course)gets backup to OneDrive. It's usually uploaded and forgotten. Once in a blue moon, I'll clean up. The problem has always been a fast internet connection is needed, which I dont have that all of the time

    ... !
    joepan likes this.
    07-12-2018 10:14 AM
  11. wpcautobot's Avatar
    I like the photos app on w10 they really improved it lately... Love to see it on Android
    asteng88, joepan and NYCMetsPDX like this.
    07-12-2018 10:31 AM
  12. WixosTrix's Avatar
    Are there any plans or a roadmap that releases a standalone app for iOS/Android that will be Microsoft photos and allows connection to OneDrive storage?
    This is the biggest missing feature from my Windows Phone for me. My OneDrive camera roll is a mess now that I can't simply remove photos from the cloud and computer at the same time. Plus, I do like the features. Don't want to use Google Photos, nor do I want to pay Google for cloud storage as I already pay for Office 365. I really need them to bring this app.
    joepan likes this.
    07-12-2018 10:36 AM
  13. Peter Rokeby's Avatar
    In short, yes. And Maps as well. Or a "phone like" mobile device before my Lumia 650 packs it in.
    07-12-2018 10:36 AM
  14. NoMoreNadella's Avatar
    Nadellasoft should focus on cleaning up their own act with Windows instead of trying to export it to Android.
    Tyrone Bigguns likes this.
    07-12-2018 10:39 AM
  15. Luke Ashe's Avatar
    Nadellasoft should focus on cleaning up their own act with Windows instead of trying to export it to Android.
    As much as I would like W10 on a mobile device, it isn't there and isn't likely to be. Being invested in the system should allow users the flexibility to access anywhere as if they were on W10 or as close as possible.
    07-12-2018 10:51 AM
  16. antonio grady's Avatar
    hell yes I actually keep going back to my alcatel idol 4s windows 10 phone because of that even when I have a note 8
    NYCMetsPDX likes this.
    07-12-2018 11:08 AM
  17. ashram's Avatar
    I would love a photos app similar to what was on Windows Phone. I currently use Piktures https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...diune.pictures

    while not as nice or fluid as the MS app, I can easily jump between local storage and one drive. Since I don't use Google Photos (I have a ton of one drive space) this just works best for me.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-12-2018 11:38 AM
  18. DRDiver's Avatar
    I had just read that article! I’m invested in the MS ecosystem and want to stay in it, but MS doesn’t make it easy at times
    Or ever. They killed off their own FANTASTIC smartphone ecosystem, tell people "oh, enjoy your Microsoft experience on Android and iPhone". Then you find that it is IMPOSSIBLE to have that same experience. Virtually nothing integrates and you have to go through a ridiculous amount of tweaking, customization and installing stupid widgets to even PRETEND like you have a portion of what you have on Windows phones. Everything Microsoft has done on Android is one big fat joke. It's crap, just like Android.
    07-12-2018 12:34 PM
  19. Vincent McLaughlin's Avatar
    MS doesn't need to build a photo app. They just need to add more features to their already in use OneDrive app. You can already go straight to photos, if it was already selected, but it's not a huge issue if you don't. Just select the photos tab.

    What I would like them to do is add OneDrive photo viewer to MS Launcher, then you can view and access it directly from there.
    joepan likes this.
    07-12-2018 12:49 PM
  20. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Are there any plans or a roadmap that releases a standalone app for iOS/Android that will be Microsoft photos and allows connection to OneDrive storage?
    Nevermind photo apps and halfway-to-decent launchers, what Microsoft needs is their own mobile operating system, then they wouldn't have to spend so much time, energy and money trying to find exotic ways to stay relevent.

    Drum roll Andromeda. Oh, wait. They delayed/cancelled/mothballed that one....frankly the only good mobile idea they've had in 4 years *bitter much*
    07-12-2018 12:49 PM
  21. Luke Ashe's Avatar
    MS doesn't need to build a photo app. They just need to add more features to their already in use OneDrive app. You can already go straight to photos, if it was already selected, but it's not a huge issue if you don't. Just select the photos tab.

    What I would like them to do is add OneDrive photo viewer to MS Launcher, then you can view and access it directly from there.
    It's a lot to put in the same app assuming they develop the photos section to a similar standard as Photos and surely it would slow down releases of new versions, but if they could do it then I wouldn't mind it staying in OneDrive
    07-12-2018 12:56 PM
  22. Luke Ashe's Avatar
    Nevermind photo apps and halfway-to-decent launchers, what Microsoft needs is their own mobile operating system, then they wouldn't have to spend so much time, energy and money trying to find exotic ways to stay relevent.

    Drum roll Andromeda. Oh, wait. They delayed/cancelled/mothballed that one....frankly the only good mobile idea they've had in 4 years *bitter much*


    As much as I agree and want that, they would spend effort, time and money on developing a mobile OS which hopefully is core OS, then they will still need to develop a huge range of apps that no-one else is prepared to do outside of PWA and that has its limits.

    It's much easier, and more relevant to do it on the two leading mobile OS's that are in use today, especially if something like core OS will take years to develop to a similar standard
    07-12-2018 01:04 PM
  23. Joscelin Trouwborst's Avatar
    I agree with the stand that it would be great to have a Microsoft Photos app on Windows and iOS. I had to go from my Lumia 1520 to an LG V20 with Android. I know there is OneDrive access to Photos in the OneDrive app, but to my opinion, it would be very valuable to have a separate Photos app.
    joepan likes this.
    07-12-2018 02:20 PM
  24. Hoppman's Avatar
    I would like to see Microsoft create new apps for every crappy scroogle app on Android, at least you would know it was safe and secure unlike other 3rd party apps in the play store.
    07-12-2018 02:34 PM
  25. judithen's Avatar
    I think Microsoft should make as many apps and as much software as it produces to keep it's place "on 90% of all computers". Though IOS and Android smartphones and tablets may be the most prevalent hardware used, UWP is still the only system that's used to reliably communicate one OS to another. Apple doesn't appear to be interested in the concept and it may be that it's beyond Google.
    07-12-2018 03:06 PM
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