11-12-2013 03:34 PM
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  1. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    With all due respect, I see many complaints here about WP missing apps compared to iOS and Android.
    Missing apps, or fully-baked apps? I think the latter is more like it. There is a list somewhere on here showing the top 100 apps across each platform. WP has something like 85-90% of them now, so it's not as bad as you are meant to believe. Some are not official apps, yes, but some of those third party apps are better than the official app. My sis-in-law was looking for 6Tag for her iPhone because she likes the UI better. *shrug* There will continue to be some complaints for specialty apps but it those are the growing pains. None-the-less, the top 100 apps will satisfy most smartphone users. There is only one app for Android that I couldn't find on WP and it's a minor inconvenience to have a better phone with a better OS.
    11-11-2013 08:49 AM
  2. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Missing apps, or fully-baked apps? I think the latter is more like it. There is a list somewhere on here showing the top 100 apps across each platform. WP has something like 85-90% of them now, so it's not as bad as you are meant to believe. Some are not official apps, yes, but some of those third party apps are better than the official app. My sis-in-law was looking for 6Tag for her iPhone because she likes the UI better. *shrug* There will continue to be some complaints for specialty apps but it those are the growing pains. None-the-less, the top 100 apps will satisfy most smartphone users. There is only one app for Android that I couldn't find on WP and it's a minor inconvenience to have a better phone with a better OS.
    I don't personally have an opinion on this, just taking into account what I read here.
    11-11-2013 09:19 AM
  3. squire777's Avatar
    With all due respect, I see many complaints here about WP missing apps compared to iOS and Android.
    I think most of the big name apps on Windows Phone are here or soon to be here now. Which apps do you feel are missing on your Windows Phone?
    11-11-2013 11:12 AM
  4. Jas00555's Avatar
    You could put ios apps on a blackberry and people still probably wouldn't buy it, just because blackberry's rep has been damaged, plus the unfamiliar OS.
    11-11-2013 11:17 AM
  5. squire777's Avatar
    If the Android API and BB API have some differences then I could imagine there will be widespread issues with buggy Android apps running on BB. I mean if Android phones have issues with buggy Android apps then you can imagine the problems they will cause on BB phones.
    11-11-2013 11:25 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I think most of the big name apps on Windows Phone are here or soon to be here now. Which apps do you feel are missing on your Windows Phone?
    As I said, I have no opinion on this. I was just responding to what I read here. I know not everyone agrees, but it seems to be quite a common opinion, or at least a common perception.

    If the Android API and BB API have some differences then I could imagine there will be widespread issues with buggy Android apps running on BB. I mean if Android phones have issues with buggy Android apps then you can imagine the problems they will cause on BB phones.
    Well, buggy apps will be buggy apps wherever they run. The point is that BB have created (and/or bought) an environment in which Android apps will run within their OS. This is about more than APIs - there's a whole virtual machine required. Presumably this includes all the Android APIs. I don't know how well this will work. It will be interesting to see.
    11-11-2013 12:00 PM
  7. Bobert_123's Avatar
    I don't really care if Google play is available on my BB. If I wanted an android I would've bought one. I value my security, so obviously I would try to stay away from ANY android app that becomes available.
    11-11-2013 02:57 PM
  8. breakingpoint0's Avatar
    I don't think it's Google conspiring with BlackBerry on anything. For MS they can continue trucking along and slowly gaining market share.

    I think the full Android runtime was something BB probably wanted anyway, since they had Android apps to begin with. To make it official would be easier so the virtual environments the apps run in would be "official" and people wouldn't have to worry about compatibility.

    For Google it means more exposure and potential for money, there really isn't a downside for them. For BlackBerry it's about getting those "needed" apps. What they had to give Google remains to be seen, let's hope they didn't have to compromise too much on their core values to get the rumored Play Store.
    11-11-2013 04:25 PM
  9. MarcoBug322's Avatar
    There still alot of apps missing , i agree.
    But make them available via playstore would kill Original WP apps.
    That why im totally against it.
    11-12-2013 04:30 AM
  10. Jas00555's Avatar
    11-12-2013 08:37 AM
  11. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    I don't see the fuss over "official" apps. As long as it works and has the proper feature set, I could care less if it was developed by Honey BooBoo.
    the issue is Sirius changed their code and there is no one way to listen to Sirius on a windows phone, even their mobile web app doesn't work because it requires flash. It used to work then Sirius blocked the code.
    11-12-2013 09:19 AM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    the issue is Sirius changed their code and there is no one way to listen to Sirius on a windows phone, even their mobile web app doesn't work because it requires flash. It used to work then Sirius blocked the code.
    Flash is no longer being developed. Adobe abandoned it so I guess it doesn't work on iOS either (which never had Flash in the first place).
    11-12-2013 10:32 AM
  13. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Flash is no longer being developed. Adobe abandoned it so I guess it doesn't work on iOS either (which never had Flash in the first place).
    No longer developed but still widely used. Depending on what device I have handy, I still listen to Sirius thru the browser. This is the one and only app that I miss not having on WP8 and Windows 8.1 and really wish would arrive.
    11-12-2013 03:34 PM
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