1. wpcautobot's Avatar
    Why is there no mention ever of the Windows Central UWP app? I've asked Dan a couple times about the app and what it's future, if any is. No response. Maybe it's been put to the side because it doesn't have ads to support them? It's a great app as is, I just wonder why it seems to be an elephant in the living room as a topic.
    09-25-2018 10:21 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Windows Central has seen a lot less action and excitement in the years post-Windows Phone and it's probably not worth it for Mobile Nations at the moment but that's just my two cents.
    09-25-2018 10:58 AM
  3. beman39's Avatar
    yeah I think thats a pretty big finger to us WM10 users who KNOWS how we feel about support being dropped for us WM users and then they themselves do it to us... kinda sucks of them to do this LOL not kool at all
    09-25-2018 11:19 AM
  4. wpcautobot's Avatar
    I'm sure there are good reasons. What bothers me is they don't talk about it candidly.
    09-25-2018 11:24 AM
  5. wpcautobot's Avatar
    And if it's about supporting them, I'd buy the app if needed, and I've always purchased their clothing (ninja cat shirt, and hoodie) they just don't offer them anymore.
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    09-25-2018 11:26 AM
  6. nate0's Avatar
    Super question and thread post. Maybe they will catch wind of this finally... WC needs to support this app and fix it. Or get rid of it. MTalk is gone tapatalk classic is gone and even though they may not care much to update it for the mobile windows phone users because that area is dying they should still fix the app for the rest of the ecosystems.
    aximtreo and libra89 like this.
    09-25-2018 11:31 AM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Since the death of Windows Phone as a platform maintaining an app dedicated to it, or Windows itself, just isn't as profitable as the same app that focuses on Android or iOS news.
    09-27-2018 09:11 AM
  8. wpcautobot's Avatar
    Yeah, I get that part. It's just nobody at WC will say anything about it. They've never really shied away from 'bad' news before. I'm not sure why they don't just say... "Everyone we don't have plans for our WC app, it's not used by many, or cost too much, or whatever the reason."
    09-27-2018 09:59 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    Yeah, I get that part. It's just nobody at WC will say anything about it. They've never really shied away from 'bad' news before. I'm not sure why they don't just say... "Everyone we don't have plans for our WC app, it's not used by many, or cost too much, or whatever the reason."
    After years of articles on why app developers should produce apps for Windows phone, how can they admit this?
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    09-27-2018 12:45 PM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    After years of articles on why app developers should produce apps for Windows phone, how can they admit this?
    Or by supporting UWP for that matter. This is a UWP app, that even on a PC is half baked imo. Mobile is much worse. I hardly come to the forums as much anymore since I need to do everything from the web page now...
    aximtreo likes this.
    09-27-2018 01:31 PM
  11. anthonyng's Avatar
    No news is good news? ;)
    09-28-2018 01:19 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    No news is good news? ;)
    Like how there's no news on my Palm Pre 4!
    Laura Knotek and wpcautobot like this.
    10-08-2018 04:19 PM
  13. mtiede's Avatar
    I recently uninstalled and reinstalled and it is working fine. What is not working for you?
    10-09-2018 05:09 AM
  14. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Yeah, I get that part. It's just nobody at WC will say anything about it. They've never really shied away from 'bad' news before. I'm not sure why they don't just say... "Everyone we don't have plans for our WC app, it's not used by many, or cost too much, or whatever the reason."
    Isn't it odd that there has never been a story, by anyone on any news platform (that I've seen) about the behind the scenes aspects of writing an app. No one has ever explained the nuts and bolts requirements of building, operating, and maintenance of an app. What are the costs and effort, if the app is in maintenance mode?

    The part I'm most interested in, is why developers such as ParkMobile and Spotify have an app that worked but now has a glitch and they don't respond and don't fix it. Certainly there are reasons and each case is unique. Maybe it's a simple fix but they fired the person that knows the software programming of the app?

    Just curious. I would / the users could pay money to help maintain / fix some broken apps, but developers never include their customers in these decisions.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 10-09-2018 at 06:13 AM.
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    10-09-2018 06:00 AM
  15. nate0's Avatar
    Isn't it odd that there has never been a story, by anyone on any news platform (that I've seen) about the behind the scenes aspects of writing an app. No one has ever explained the nuts and bolts requirements of building, operating, and maintenance of an app. What are the costs and effort, if the app is in maintenance mode?

    The part I'm most interested in, is why developers such as ParkMobile and Spotify have an app that worked but now has a glitch and they don't respond and don't fix it. Certainly there are reasons and each case is unique. Maybe it's a simple fix but they fired the person that knows the software programming of the app?

    Just curious. I would / the users could pay money to help maintain / fix some broken apps, but developers never include their customers in these decisions.
    Ya I would watch a "How it's made, developing and maintaining a store app" documentary!
    Or they could even do a Real Life documentary and follow the developer group or person around for a year. :)
    10-10-2018 06:59 PM

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