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  1. cracgor's Avatar
    It may be that one as syncing an outlook.com account and not a work exchange account.

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    12-11-2015 08:33 PM
  2. cracgor's Avatar
    Another app that is surely outdated is the kindle app. It exists only to exist. You can't even look up words on the dictionary. App is stuck in 2009.

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    12-11-2015 08:53 PM
  3. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    I'm really on the fence at this point. I will try to see how WM10 is once I install it on my backup ATIV SE.

    On a side note, one of the few apps that I've really wanted and had me thinking of switching was SiriusXM. Now I just found a 3rd party APP that does live Streaming of Sirius XM. It's pretty basic and rudimentary, but it works fine! Another reason not to jump ship too quickly. It's called ListenXM for all others interested.
    12-11-2015 10:07 PM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I'm really on the fence at this point. I will try to see how WM10 is once I install it on my backup ATIV SE.

    On a side note, one of the few apps that I've really wanted and had me thinking of switching was SiriusXM. Now I just found a 3rd party APP that does live Streaming of Sirius XM. It's pretty basic and rudimentary, but it works fine! Another reason not to jump ship too quickly. It's called ListenXM for all others interested.
    Glad to see you are making it work instead of abandoning the platform and then running back to windows central to complain /bash the os


    Why don't you just get a preowned m8 windows? You can get them for under $200 on swappa. Icon too.

    In fact prepaid icon for Verizon is $149.99 WITHOUT a contract, just be sure to call 1800 sales number.

    Verizon may not have a 950,950 xl but continuum and camera improvements aside, the last gen windows phone flagships from Lumia and to a lesser extent htc one m8 windows are still more than adequate
    12-12-2015 02:46 AM
  5. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Glad to see you are making it work instead of abandoning the platform and then running back to windows central to complain /bash the os


    Why don't you just get a preowned m8 windows? You can get them for under $200 on swappa. Icon too.

    In fact prepaid icon for Verizon is $149.99 WITHOUT a contract, just be sure to call 1800 sales number.

    Verizon may not have a 950,950 xl but continuum and camera improvements aside, the last gen windows phone flagships from Lumia and to a lesser extent htc one m8 windows are still more than adequate
    I'd be on the Icon now but I'm just not a big fan of the shape (uncomfortable to hold) and it's limited to 32GB with no expandable memory or way to swap the battery. As far as hardware goes, I love my ATIV SE as its fairly slim and compact, and I have a 128GB card in it (Im at 31GB of space used with all my music, so Icon isn't an option.)

    My dad has the m8 One, and while its.nice, it's also bigger and heavier than the Samsung and doesnt have wireless charging (which I have with the ATIV SE). Not to mention, my camera is better than my dad's m8 as well, and can hang in there with the ICON for day light pics (night shots are a different story, but still not bad.) I bought a secondary ATIVE SE on eBay in Brand New condition for $50 so I can throw WM10 on it and play around with it.

    I'm going to give it a little more time now that I have my SiriusXM streaming and soon will be getting a new WM10 laptop. Like I think I mentioned earlier, I have a Note 4 as my Android Phablet backup if I ever need it. However, at the moment, all the apps I need are basically there for me at the moment in Windows Phone. They may not be great, but I don't use my phone for serious work / app use anyway. That's what my Surface and Thinkpad are for ;)
    12-12-2015 02:58 AM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I'd be on the Icon now but I'm just not a big fan of the shape (uncomfortable to hold) and it's limited to 32GB with no expandable memory or way to swap the battery. As far as hardware goes, I love my ATIV SE as its fairly slim and compact, and I have a 128GB card in it (Im at 31GB of space used with all my music, so Icon isn't an option.)

    My dad has the m8 One, and while its.nice, it's also bigger and heavier than the Samsung and doesnt have wireless charging (which I have with the ATIV SE). Not to mention, my camera is better than my dad's m8 as well, and can hang in there with the ICON for day light pics (night shots are a different story, but still not bad.) I bought a secondary ATIVE SE on eBay in Brand New condition for $50 so I can throw WM10 on it and play around with it.

    I'm going to give it a little more time now that I have my SiriusXM streaming and soon will be getting a new WM10 laptop. Like I think I mentioned earlier, I have a Note 4 as my Android Phablet backup if I ever need it. However, at the moment, all the apps I need are basically there for me at the moment in Windows Phone. They may not be great, but I don't use my phone for serious work / app use anyway. That's what my Surface and Thinkpad are for ;)
    I like the way you think. Though I. Shocked there are any Samsung windows fans left.
    12-12-2015 08:23 AM
  7. Daor32's Avatar
    I am missing 9GAG apps... I know that there are few in WP store, but they are really bad/ not working properly, even Rudy Huyn`s app are not good in this moment... But the biggerst problem of Microsoft is that Outlook, Office app are better on Android and iOS... and this is unacceptable! MS really p*** on their custommers.
    12-21-2015 04:28 AM
  8. Byrese's Avatar
    I find that humorous as my friends ask me to take pictures with my 1020 over their smartphones because it's such better quality.

    Though, I do agree(mostly) with your overall point. It is rather hard to recommend windows phone to someone who isn't already heavily invested in the microsoft ecosystem. There's not much to draw them in, and even less to make them stay.

    Personally, I don't use many apps so I don't notice the 'app gap'. Couldn't care less if snapchat ever makes it to Win10. But, I am heavily invested in Microsoft. OneDrive, Office365, Groove Music, apps I bought from store, multiple Win10 PCs/tablets, etc. So, for me, Win10 Mobile is a bit of a no brainer and I do love it. Though, as a long time windows mobile user I am getting a little tired of the 'official' mantra: "It's going to get better". While I still believe it, it's been a long road and trying to convincing others is just a waste of both our time.
    To ur point about the camera...the hardware on WP is the best hands down! Though I like Apple's too. Everytime I'm out my friends want you use my camera. Not sure about these new flagship phones though in terms of build quality.
    MikeSo likes this.
    12-21-2015 09:56 PM
  9. saulgould13's Avatar
    @Doar32 .. Lets make these forums constructive, instead of bashing the already kicked to **** app issue, come up with some ideas otherwise stfu and move on to another platform. First world problems man.
    Nelle Douville likes this.
    12-23-2015 01:15 PM
  10. Byrese's Avatar
    @Doar32 .. Lets make these forums constructive, instead of bashing the already kicked to **** app issue, come up with some ideas otherwise stfu and move on to another platform. First world problems man.
    Why so defensive? And of course he has first world problems...he probably lives in the first world.
    12-23-2015 08:05 PM
  11. Manmikey's Avatar
    As the title of this thread is "the app gap finally got me" I feel I can contribute, I have a L640 that I bought to test windows phone, initially 8.1 then W10M after years of android. Under 8.1 the 640 was amazing, there was only a minimal app gap for me and the battery life was a revelation, I found myself wanting and anticipating a L950

    However, I now have W10 on my 640 and the "app gap" has become worse overnight, my banking app that was excellent on 8.1 (first direct) crashes on W10 and First Direct "have no plans to support Windows 10 mobile"

    Wunderlist works on W10 but the live tiles are bust, on 8.1 I could pin lists to the start screen and the content of the list would be on the tile, not on W10 tho just a static tile with no content ( microsoft OWN wunderlist!)

    To close the app gap we use pinned Web sites, however unlike the website thumbnail that IE on 8.1 would show on a tile, Edge just shows an ugly blue square, if you've got a few of them on your start screen then it's a mess and you don't know which is what.

    This is the app gap for me , W10M has turned the pleasure using my 640 into a frustrating annoying pain in the but, there is no way I'll spend 419 on a 950 now unless things improve over the next few weeks/months, I'll keep the 640 for now whilst I decide what to do next
    12-24-2015 09:50 AM
  12. njnbat's Avatar
    The app gap is worst. Existing app quality is the worst of all. My office mail app doesn't exist in windows store. WiFi connection token app not in windows store. I am tired of seeing mails from office that they dont have anything in windows store. Banking apps either dont exist nor show any existence with the kind of app they have in android or iOS. IOS 5 inch is too expensive in India. Going for an android phone and a better 2016 with some support :)
    12-24-2015 11:01 AM
  13. mwindgre's Avatar
    For many of the reasons listed I'm going to android. I tried a Moto e 2nd gen and found it loaded Web pages faster than my Lumia 735. Ok the windows phone is cleaner and emails are easier to write on it, but LastPass is so much better on android. Google now is much better than Cortana. I found I could listen on the speaker to a podcast and dictate a google now search, and the phone would distinguish between my voice and the podcast being broadcast. Sorry to leave windows. The windows phone app store has so many phony apps on it. And Microsoft talk about the serving the user but in practice they don't do it. Apart from candy crush I've not heard of any apps coming over from android. I think they should resurrect the Android Bridge project. Sorry Microsoft.
    02-06-2016 11:33 AM
  14. nuttifeetfirst's Avatar
    It is sure that there are plenty of apps on windows phones, yet people complain of the lack of them, why? does a phone need to be cluttered up with rubbish or is a phone wanted for more?. Todays market is very competitive and there are mobile phones to suit all needs, from what can be seen todays clients want glitz and software to make life easier. The glitz is there and makers push this to the hilt, with different coloured handsets that can be customized to suit the owner. This may be well and good however it does not take into account commercial use as many mobiles are incompatible with each other, all have problems in one way of another. The latest windows phone OS has tried to address these issues by creating one platform across the board and this is a big help, it is in its infancy at the moment nevertheless it will come and smart phones will become small PCs as they are starting to be now therefore once all the fine tuning is completed then there will be one platform to address all. A smart phone needs to be simple in operation with the primary use as a phone, secondly email and other apps that are used in the work place, then other apps the user likes with these being installed out of choice when necessary, as for the others why do people want more junk when this leads to slow down and lack of response.

    On a personal note I use my phone purely for work, I can read and reply to email, store a document etc.and if I want to, watch a film as I travel. Keep it simple of good construction, with adequate storage that is all that's is needed.
    02-11-2016 10:19 AM
  15. AbstractKiller's Avatar
    I'll just leave this here for you:
    [Context: My wife, having replaced her Apple iPhone and now using the Lumia 550]
    "I thought there weren't any apps?!!"
    ...
    "There are so many games!!!" (grin grin)

    I'm so bored of the "app gap" argument:
    1. Yes, we clearly lack some (well-known) apps. We all know that.
    2. Of those apps (that you're aware of), are there any that you really need? (e.g. for me: Santander and HSBC banking, but I can just as easily use the web interface)
    3. We're all aware of Windows having the greatest outreach in terms of Desktop, Xbox, Mobile... WAIT - regardless of the Mobile market position, developers would be out of their mind to ignore the masses of potential punters across Desktop and Xbox.
    03-04-2016 05:08 PM
  16. J Dubbs's Avatar
    My wife needed a square or paypal card reader for her business.......neither one offered for windows phones, so she bought a cheap android phablet to do the job. She wasn't too keen on that. She almost started using the phablet as her phone but it was just too big.

    I got used to seeing every app I was interested in only being offered for android or ios
    06-07-2016 03:07 PM
  17. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    My wife needed a square or paypal card reader for her business.......neither one offered for windows phones, so she bought a cheap android phablet to do the job. She wasn't too keen on that. She almost started using the phablet as her phone but it was just too big.

    I got used to seeing every app I was interested in only being offered for android or ios
    I have a Paypal Card Reader for my business I use with my Windows Phone that plus into the audio jack. It worked great using the Paypal HERE app for Windows Mobile 8.1. and still works fine for me using Windows Mobile 10. Not sure why you had problems finding it.
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    06-07-2016 05:17 PM
  18. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I have a Paypal Card Reader for my business I use with my Windows Phone that plus into the audio jack. It worked great using the Paypal HERE app for Windows Mobile 8.1. and still works fine for me using Windows Mobile 10. Not sure why you had problems finding it.
    So there's a Paypal app in the windows store? My wife already has both the Paypal and Square readers and accounts for both, but when she contacted them they said no windows phone support...and the boxes say the same thing? She's running 8.1 and would LOVE to use her Paypal card reader on her windows phone. Is HERE still supporting that app since they dropped support for HERE navigation?

    Now that I think about it I did a search in the windows store and found nothing for Square or Paypal........could you tell me how to find the Paypal app?
    06-19-2016 09:29 AM
  19. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    So there's a Paypal app in the windows store? My wife already has both the Paypal and Square readers and accounts for both, but when she contacted them they said no windows phone support...and the boxes say the same thing? She's running 8.1 and would LOVE to use her Paypal card reader on her windows phone. Is HERE still supporting that app since they dropped support for HERE navigation?

    Now that I think about it I did a search in the windows store and found nothing for Square or Paypal........could you tell me how to find the Paypal app?
    Yup, there are actually two Paypal apps. One is just called Paypal, and it's the standard app to log into your account, send money, etc. The other is called Paypal Here (no relation to the HERE Map apps) and it's the one you use with the credit card swiper to collect money.

    In the store all I do is type Paypal in the search field and both come up automatically at the top of the list. Not sure why it's not working for you. Maybe there is something wrong with your "Store" installation?
    06-19-2016 11:42 AM
  20. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Yup, there are actually two Paypal apps. One is just called Paypal, and it's the standard app to log into your account, send money, etc. The other is called Paypal Here (no relation to the HERE Map apps) and it's the one you use with the credit card swiper to collect money.

    In the store all I do is type Paypal in the search field and both come up automatically at the top of the list. Not sure why it's not working for you. Maybe there is something wrong with your "Store" installation?
    Actually I found and installed it for her, she's VERY happy to say the least, which is a good thing for me
    Thank you for telling me about the app!
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    06-24-2016 10:55 PM
  21. adeski's Avatar
    I made the move to lagdroid last week after 10 years of Winpho (pocket PC right up to Windows 10) . I use my phone a lot for work and the issues I was having with Outlook ; taking minutes to return search results or load in messages with 3kb image files was so atrocious, I went for a moto g4 for about 130. (basic model so they say)
    Some observations:
    Pros for Winpho
    Lumia 1520's camera is much better. The software on it however is not. The LAG from taking one photo to the next in comparison to G4 is quite significant.
    Live tiles. I'm missing them. That's the killer feature of WinPho.
    Winpho has cleaner interface.
    Pro's for Lagdroid:
    It's not that lag on this phone.
    Apps are a revelation. I am like a kid in a candy store. A proper and quite excellent BBC Radio player and Iplayer app! I can now download progs to watch on the go. I can use Amazon prime, download vids and watch on the go. Amazing! HSBC app - no way! yes way.
    Google maps - just seem to find the places I type in first go. With MS maps or here, often found myself having to Google the post code or street name of where I wanted to go and insert that!
    Google drive - live traffic info. Can't recall this working on MS maps and again, finding destinations not always that straight forward.

    I'm still hanging onto my 1520 in the (faint) hope that BBC and Amazon push out proper ported apps from IOS or Android.
    MS need to do a lot more work to get things right and yes, they have to get more apps ported over.
    07-18-2016 08:06 AM
  22. chmun77's Avatar
    I made the move to lagdroid last week after 10 years of Winpho (pocket PC right up to Windows 10) . I use my phone a lot for work and the issues I was having with Outlook ; taking minutes to return search results or load in messages with 3kb image files was so atrocious, I went for a moto g4 for about 130. (basic model so they say)
    Some observations:
    Pros for Winpho
    Lumia 1520's camera is much better. The software on it however is not. The LAG from taking one photo to the next in comparison to G4 is quite significant.
    Live tiles. I'm missing them. That's the killer feature of WinPho.
    Winpho has cleaner interface.
    Pro's for Lagdroid:
    It's not that lag on this phone.
    Apps are a revelation. I am like a kid in a candy store. A proper and quite excellent BBC Radio player and Iplayer app! I can now download progs to watch on the go. I can use Amazon prime, download vids and watch on the go. Amazing! HSBC app - no way! yes way.
    Google maps - just seem to find the places I type in first go. With MS maps or here, often found myself having to Google the post code or street name of where I wanted to go and insert that!
    Google drive - live traffic info. Can't recall this working on MS maps and again, finding destinations not always that straight forward.

    I'm still hanging onto my 1520 in the (faint) hope that BBC and Amazon push out proper ported apps from IOS or Android.
    MS need to do a lot more work to get things right and yes, they have to get more apps ported over.
    A little lags in exchanged for a vast variety of apps, is a big worth it. Furthermore, if you were to get a flagship that cost about the same as 950XL rather than a basic model, there will be no performance issues at all. To be fair, windows 10 and its apps are not performing good on my 640 XL too. Seems like all modern OSes will require more power in order to have the best experiences.
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    07-18-2016 09:14 PM
  23. Just_Me's Avatar
    My current dilemma with missing apps is with my new Home Alarm system & home Automation.
    The current "Windows" app is lacking in polish and even missing many core features relative to the IOS and Android versions.
    I cant even finish the installation & setup of some of the Video Surveillance and Video Doorbell equipment because the hardware manufacturers require the final setup to be completed using their mobile apps (Only on IOS or Android).
    So I am faced with getting and keeping some IOS/Andriod devices to keep laying around the house (defeats the purpose), or switching platforms entirely.
    Just wish the Windows user voice could be made louder somehow, always get the same response form the developers (we are considering a Windows app, or We are considering new features for the app if we get interest from our users).
    MS should make it mandatory that any universal app published for PC should also have an equivalent mobile version too (where it makes sense), and any mobile version that can run on PC also get a PC version where it makes sense.
    breaker119 likes this.
    09-12-2016 02:34 PM
  24. Joseph Avena's Avatar
    The reality is the APP GAP. I had to move to Android for work as simple as the corporate email uses the Good app. Also, once you have Android, you realize how may apps you could be using but are not available for WPM. I loved the original 8.1 ease of use, WP10 is ok but the App Gap is a must fix before I return.
    mgalvin likes this.
    09-14-2016 01:31 PM
  25. garisa's Avatar
    Speaking about Windows Phone app gap. A friend of mine is trying to install Tapatalk (Classic) on his Lumia 925 with WP8.1, and when he tried to install Tapatalk now, he gets a message in the Store: "Not available, acquired:about 2 months ago.".

    Can he install Tapatalk on his phone, or Tapatalk was discontinued for Windows Phone 8.1, and WP8.1 users won't be able to install it (from the Store)? Is there any alternative to this app, something similar for following forums?
    09-24-2016 04:46 PM
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