1. dan bruce's Avatar
    What's the big deal about Snapchat. I do not personally know anyone who uses Snapchat. There are plenty of other apps that have the same functions. Choosing an phone to purchase based on the apps available is ridicules, its like buying a car based on whistles and bells instead of based on engineering, dependability, and design.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-04-2016 02:20 PM
  2. Deepak's Avatar
    Snapchat is said to be famous mostly in North America, most specifically in the US. Yup, I too haven't seen anyone using it either. Anyways, yes mobile phones today are bought on the basis of availability of apps. Again, this isn't true for many countries, especially the developing countries. There people buy those phones which have good hardware and a lower price tag. Which is one of the reasons for Android's success. Whereas iPhones are popular mostly because they carry the Apple symbol. This Snapchat thing is unnecessarily overhyped.
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-04-2016 02:29 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Snapchat is just a communication medium and is exceedingly popular among my peers. I've tried to explain it before and I'll try to go find that to paste it here but in the meantime:
    In a nutshell, Snapchat is more fun than its core concept lets on on paper.

    There may be "plenty of other apps" but nobody uses them, defeating the purpose. And there isn't really anything that competes with it on WP anyway anymore.

    I'm going to change your analogy a bit. It may sound ridiculous for you, but it's just a highly desired feature.

    Sure, I'll be able to get by with a Toyota Tercel but why when I can get features like A/C, power windows in a car that is just as dependable if not more?

    Would you intentionally get a phone that doesn't meet your personal needs?
    06-05-2016 07:51 AM
  4. jason10mm's Avatar
    I don't know many men who use snapchat, but EVERY woman/girl I know lives for it. Lack of a snapchat app is absolutely a no go for my wife to EVER use a WM phone. She would probably give up facebook before snapchat.
    06-06-2016 12:14 PM
  5. Muessig's Avatar
    Snapchat is a platform used by literally millions of people and its demographics is something like 75% female depending on which territory we're talking about. You can find out more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapchat

    With this many people using it, and more and more major corporations using it, it's becoming a staple third behind facebook and twitter. These are necessary apps to have on any serious platform in order to be relevant to as many people as possible.
    06-06-2016 02:04 PM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Why SnapChat? Two reasons

    1. Because everyone's mom is on Facebook
    2. Facebook doesn't allow nudes

    06-06-2016 04:44 PM
  7. Deepak's Avatar
    Snapchat is a platform used by literally millions of people ...... depending on which territory we're talking about.
    Yes. In the eastern hemisphere, which has arguably about 2/3rd of the world's population, apps aren't considered before buying phones. Mostly, it's the hardware and price that matters.
    06-08-2016 07:47 AM

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