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  1. CSJr1's Avatar
    You first.

    I have. I was missing ParentVue and a couple others. Installed it on my TP running 10512. Works like a charm. However, 10536 has bricked my 1520. Soft and Hard Keys are unresponsive. Waiting for phone to run out of battery so I can update my Android apps and reload.
    09-19-2015 07:06 PM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
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    09-19-2015 07:11 PM
  3. paulxxwall's Avatar
    All that is very public knowledge <referring to deleted post explaining how to sideload> on Windows Central. What is also very public are links that point to hacking tools from this forum. Highly discouraged.
    Honestly I would stay if I were able to load up apps that are in IOS an d android ! Its all im missing for work and play! Plus that apps that are on all platforms are bad on WP! Like facebook......man what a bad app.
    Last edited by a5cent; 09-20-2015 at 08:53 AM. Reason: added missing context to quote
    09-19-2015 08:43 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    Honestly I would stay if I were able to load up apps that are in IOS an d android ! Its all im missing for work and play! Plus that apps that are on all platforms are bad on WP! Like facebook......man what a bad app.
    Facebook looks fine to me oh my HTC One M8. I see what my friends post, I can reply or comment and its updated in a timely manor. Videos play, images show up and links work.

    Not sure what work or play app you need to have on a phone but I respect the fact that we don't have them all and you have a point. Having said that, if there is an app i must have, at a whim, I'd be on that platform. For instance, my wife uses a particular medical app unavailable on Windows phone. So she has to get the tools for that. That's what I recommend what everyone do. I said it before. Do You.

    Don't sit around here crying when you know how to solve your own problem. Believe me, if I needed an Iphone, you'd find me on IMore, not Windows Central.
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    09-19-2015 09:34 PM
  5. ancre-leme's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 930 and I really enjoy this phone. However I agree that is frustating when we see the launch of a great app in Android or IOS and when we go search it in the Store it is not available for Windows Mobile. I feel a sensation of abandonment.
    09-21-2015 07:39 AM
  6. sguy156's Avatar
    Not having banking apps , airline apps is starting to be frustrating, even outlook on android has more features then outlook on WP10. MS will spend more time/resources on android or iOS .
    Other issue is apps on WM don't get updated frequently, official instagram took more than year to update ...
    09-21-2015 07:58 AM
  7. Marko Marjanovic's Avatar
    One thing that everyone here forgate about.. You love wp but can't wait an leave till they fix it, but do any of you even think about ,,them"? Will ,,they" offer support if we all leave or will they just shutdown? We need to stay and fight and wait, leaving will just make us harm.
    erfanjafar likes this.
    09-21-2015 08:21 AM
  8. pepsicocom's Avatar
    you nailed it: "if you a little tech savvy" if not, Android/iOS prepackaged "ecosystem" is the place to be. Are "mobile apps" really that important if you have a robust processor and a 5" + size display with a browser? I don't think so. If a bank, local restaurant, or whatever launches an iOS/Android only app, I go to my browser and guess what, all the functions are there. It is personal preference in the end but you will never find me lining up outside a shop or playing the device envy game.

    Games and horoscope apps I suppose are big advantages for the mass market platforms, but I don't personally do that.
    erfanjafar likes this.
    09-21-2015 08:54 AM
  9. pepsicocom's Avatar
    What is so hard about going to an airline website: aa.com, delta.com, etc? I do my mobile banking on the 1520 the way I do it on the desktop. I can see your point about a smaller display. On a smaller than 5 inch display the "full desktop" version of websites are hard to use but most have a mobile version anyway. I think it is a thin line between a "mobile version" website accessible from any browser and an "app."
    09-21-2015 08:58 AM
  10. elindalyne's Avatar
    A lot of places (banks, airlines, restaurants, etc...) are moving away from native applications anyways. As ARM processors get faster and faster, the limitations that existed say 3-4 years ago become less and less of an issue. Yes, native code will always be faster and yes, you'll have access to less hardware, but large strides have been made in making html based applications more "applike".
    09-21-2015 10:24 AM
  11. Bataar's Avatar
    Microsoft did announce that Win 10 mobile will get mobile pay. Wait until the new flagships are released next month. Don't rely on the renderings.
    They will only be officially announced next month. I wouldn't expect them to be actually released for another 2 or 3 months. Keep waiting.
    09-21-2015 12:27 PM
  12. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    missing top Apps like Clash of Clans, Game of War or Snapchat
    To reiterate (with fewer excuses for flagging): I'd be happy and proud to use a system exclusively geared towards intelligent people, free of Clash of Clans, Game of War or Snapchat. I'd pay a premium for the privilege.
    09-21-2015 01:56 PM
  13. erfanjafar's Avatar
    And somehow, I don't miss any of it. I should feel like you and I admittedly have my moments but on balance, I'm still happier doing Windows Phone. I know where IOS an android lives should I need more but today, I'm still good. Its easier when you stay in your own lane..for me anyway.
    You sound like a guy with some bad-*** wisdom.
    920Walker and Jazmac like this.
    09-21-2015 02:28 PM
  14. erfanjafar's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 930 and I really enjoy this phone. However I agree that is frustating when we see the launch of a great app in Android or IOS and when we go search it in the Store it is not available for Windows Mobile. I feel a sensation of abandonment.
    In my experience you get used to such sensations/feelings. And with time u'll love your lumia more.. been using my 925 since it launched and today i fell in love with it yet again coz of WM10. Patience is what our guys at Microsoft are asking...
    09-21-2015 02:36 PM
  15. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    The app situation is dire in WP. And to be honest, I became a WP fan because it was so different (read pivot system) but now its so much like the rest. I'm actually thinking of getting a Jolla phone. Unheard of. But.....i like something different.... I'm using a 1020 now...which I love for photography....but the app gap is not getting any better....youre MS....bully your way in! Use that colossal cash bank and get things going! Make it lucrative for developers
    murtaza_p, 707wpfan and 920Walker like this.
    09-21-2015 03:49 PM
  16. redbluff's Avatar
    Totally agree. I have access to any phone I want because of work and I have tried them all. But I keep coming back to the 640XL with Win 10. I have emailed my banks, etc encouraging them to get an app for WM but they decline because of time and cost with lack of broad acceptance. I thought we would see more universal apps by now. I was thinking if Windows 10 was popular developers would write apps for Windows 10 and they would be universal so we could get them on our phones. But that isnt working either. So I am using iOS for now and jumping back and for updating my 640XL to latest fast WM10 previews. I play with it for a while and then go back to iOS for apps I need to use. Not sure why the Astoria project isnt moving quicker either for Android apps to get over to our devices as well.
    09-22-2015 03:14 PM
  17. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Totally agree. I have access to any phone I want because of work and I have tried them all. But I keep coming back to the 640XL with Win 10. I have emailed my banks, etc encouraging them to get an app for WM but they decline because of time and cost with lack of broad acceptance. I thought we would see more universal apps by now. I was thinking if Windows 10 was popular developers would write apps for Windows 10 and they would be universal so we could get them on our phones. But that isnt working either. So I am using iOS for now and jumping back and for updating my 640XL to latest fast WM10 previews. I play with it for a while and then go back to iOS for apps I need to use. Not sure why the Astoria project isnt moving quicker either for Android apps to get over to our devices as well.
    before deciding to jump to IOS I gave it a valiant effort to contact all the devs to the apps im missing and needing and making sure to add the fact that win 10 is out and coming..all are declining to make an app for financial reasons! Not one! One dev emailed me and said if they did make a WP app, there would be no resources to maintain it . And with this Astoria project I find it hard to believe that there just going to wait around instead of letting loose on these projects to get consumers here now! Ms is looking for long term.....30 years long term.. There working on making WP good for the babies on there win10 commercials...now I get it......
    09-22-2015 05:02 PM
  18. sguy156's Avatar
    Same here contacted some of the banks , utilities companies and they are refuse to make apps for WP due to low market share . Don't see universal apps helping app situation on WP that much . How many apps do you see which say get it in WP ,they all say get it on iOS or play store .
    09-22-2015 05:28 PM
  19. Rooks308's Avatar
    you nailed it: "if you a little tech savvy" if not, Android/iOS prepackaged "ecosystem" is the place to be. Are "mobile apps" really that important if you have a robust processor and a 5" + size display with a browser? I don't think so. If a bank, local restaurant, or whatever launches an iOS/Android only app, I go to my browser and guess what, all the functions are there. It is personal preference in the end but you will never find me lining up outside a shop or playing the device envy game.

    Games and horoscope apps I suppose are big advantages for the mass market platforms, but I don't personally do that.
    What you are saying does indeed have some truth to it but I (personally) think you are missing the big picture. No offense intended, I just see it this way:

    If you have a 1520, or a 930, or other high end WP then fine, you have a decent set of hardware, but the VAST VAST majority of windows phones are the Lumia 52x's, 4xx, 6xx, 7xx and even 8xx phones and most of them have only moderately powerful (barely) Snapdragon 400's and many of those have only 512mb of ram. In the iOS world 512 ram isn't as big a deal but in Android and WP 512mb of ram only gets you so far, you can't even see the whole app store on 512 by default. Don't get me wrong, my old 635 could sail along nice and smoothly doing most day to day stuff and in fact one of WP's most notable things is its ability to run on low end hardware, that is what they are known for!

    When using my Windows Phones I do end up using the Websites for my banks (because of course there is no official app, or the one they put out is nowhere near as well built or featured as the iOS/Android versions), but using a fully developed mobile app by the bank is so much faster and more convenient. It isn't that it is hard, it is just easier and faster.

    I am very much looking forward to seeing the full details of the new flagships to be announced in October (the spec sheets look pretty nice), I really hope that this time the performance of the flagships is ahead of the other guys at launch.

    It reminds me of this. Performance - Nokia Lumia 930 Review

    Thanks for reading this wall of text. I appreciate your personal insight. Oh by the way, are horoscope apps really a big thing? I promise I do not have any horoscope apps on any of my Windows Phones, iPhones, Android Phones or my Fire Phone. Unless you count the horoscope section of the Onion App :)
    09-22-2015 10:42 PM
  20. ilovewindows's Avatar
    Microsoft claims' that they are going to be adding apps so in the future there will be more
    09-23-2015 08:11 AM
  21. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    Microsoft claims' that they are going to be adding apps so in the future there will be more
    You do realise most apps are not made by Microsoft right? Even facebook can't be bothered with Windows Phone I believe it is Microsoft who makes the current sucky facebook app and it sucks!
    09-23-2015 08:14 AM
  22. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    Facebook looks fine to me oh my HTC One M8. I see what my friends post, I can reply or comment and its updated in a timely manor. Videos play, images show up and links work.

    Not sure what work or play app you need to have on a phone but I respect the fact that we don't have them all and you have a point. Having said that, if there is an app i must have, at a whim, I'd be on that platform. For instance, my wife uses a particular medical app unavailable on Windows phone. So she has to get the tools for that. That's what I recommend what everyone do. I said it before. Do You.

    Don't sit around here crying when you know how to solve your own problem. Believe me, if I needed an Iphone, you'd find me on IMore, not Windows Central.
    The Facebook app on WP does not allow you to reply to individual comments.

    It often shows nothing when you click on a notification because it can't load a picture or whatever. Sometimes it even tries to open the browser to do it. Often it fails at uploading pictures for no apparent reason. Just because you don't know how to use facebook properly doesn't mean it works fine. Just because it looks fine on your screen, doesn't mean you aren't annoying the hell out of everyone else by replying out off thread etc. The facebook app on WP is basic and not ok by any stretch. No one should be saying it is ok.

    That's like saying a toaster that only toasts one side of your bread still toasts fine.....well yea it toasts fine.....if you only want one side toasted...
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    09-23-2015 09:13 AM
  23. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Microsoft claims' that they are going to be adding apps so in the future there will be more
    What apps are those? Will they be the apps I need?
    09-23-2015 09:27 AM
  24. Cheeky Ghosty's Avatar
    I now have an iPhone because:

    I want to actually use facebook on my phone, not a subset of facebook functionality that was cutting edge in the year 2000.....

    Cardless cash, my bank has a very good app on windows phone, but for whatever reason it doesn't allow the cardless cash feature. So when the ATM swallowed my card, I was stuck without being able to access cash. Had I had iOS or Android I'd have been fine.

    Dominos pizza have a deals app that they publish good deals only to that app sometimes. App only available on iOS/Android.

    Me and my partner have a bit of fun with Snapchat ;)

    Office, which is the reason I went to Windows Phone, is now much more beautiful on the iPhone than it ever was on Windows Phone and it works great on iOS.

    In fact there is not really anything designed for a mobile to do that I can't do iOS or Android!

    So I am curious, why do people keep suffering with Windows Phone? Why would you bother with broken websites, missing apps, ever changing UX (not always for the better either) and so forth.....why do it to yourselves? Is it because you can't afford an iPhone? Is it because you hate Apple or Google? Is it because you live in an area such as India where extremely cheap low end phones are the most popular, hence Windows Phones being used most?

    I am keen to know why people bother, because I no longer do.
    09-23-2015 09:31 AM
  25. Jazmac's Avatar
    The Facebook app on WP does not allow you to reply to individual comments.

    It often shows nothing when you click on a notification because it can't load a picture or whatever. Sometimes it even tries to open the browser to do it. Often it fails at uploading pictures for no apparent reason. Just because you don't know how to use facebook properly doesn't mean it works fine. Just because it looks fine on your screen, doesn't mean you aren't annoying the hell out of everyone else by replying out off thread etc. The facebook app on WP is basic and not ok by any stretch. No one should be saying it is ok.

    That's like saying a toaster that only toasts one side of your bread still toasts fine.....well yea it toasts fine.....if you only want one side toasted...
    Because I don't know how to use it properly? What, you take a class on the use of social media and think you can school me? Son, I could give a crap about a facebook and if I want to reply to an individual comment, the phone is not the only way with which to do that. You're out of your mind with this facebook garbage like facebook is that important. It isn't. Never has been and won't ever.
    libra89 and EMINENT 1 like this.
    09-23-2015 09:49 AM
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