1. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    There is an app gap. when I used an Android Phone, the extent of the gap hit me. i couldn't use mixradio download mixes, and while there may have been several apps to download mixes, none of them are MixRadio, especially in terms of UI and functionality.The Disqus app was nonexistent so I has no way quickly check threads I was following without going on the web site. I normally relax myself with foundbite, alas, that app was nowhere to be found. even the apps that were there (Twitter, Vine) Didn't provide quick access to my favourite users via pinning icons to the home screen. I cant regram on Instagram or save the videos on Vine to Onedrive. Lots of missing functionality that gets overlooked. SophieLens HD wasn't there either and I couldn't play Song arc. It was a horrid experience-wait no it wasn't. Because I have a brain and I can easily adapt. Though I prefer WP for the apps (yes that's weird. Can someone find me sleeve music on iOS or Android). Thought not.
    OneLens? Onemusic? Lumia Camera?Glam Me? No?


    Edit: So instead of fawning over apps on Android and iOS, WP should develop its own ecosystem of unique apps which should be encouraged to grow. WPcentral can even be reviewing apps on a daily or weekly basis. Heck I don't mind doing it in the forums if I get enough support. I download many apps anyway.
    Last edited by Ebuka Allison; 07-14-2014 at 01:38 PM.
    PWGltd, hidayat225, sd173 and 2 others like this.
    07-14-2014 12:42 PM
  2. PWGltd's Avatar
    There is an app gap. when I used an Android Phone, the extent of the gap hit me. i couldn't use mixradio download mixes, and while there may have been several apps to download mixes, none of them are MixRadio, especially in terms of UI and functionality.The Disqus app was nonexistent so I has no way quickly check threads I was following without going on the web site. I normally relax myself with foundbite, alas, that app was nowhere to be found. even the apps that were there (Twitter, Vine) Didn't provide quick access to my favourite users via pinning icons to the home screen. SophieLens HD wasn't there either and I couldn't play Song arc. It was a horrid experience-wait no it wasn't. Because I have a brain and I can easily adapt. Though I prefer WP for the apps (yes that's weird. Can someone find me sleeve music on iOS or Android). Thought not.
    Bam!

    Well said man
    sd173 likes this.
    07-14-2014 01:15 PM
  3. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    lol come on, you have to extend that post. There are other apps and functionality only on Windows Phone..
    sd173 likes this.
    07-14-2014 01:21 PM
  4. rodan01's Avatar
    If the rumors are true, and the Android apps come to WP, you not only will enjoy those 4 apps that are exclusive for WP, but also the 900.000 apps that are exclusive for Android because developers can't finance a WP app. Things are going to improve for you.
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    07-14-2014 01:23 PM
  5. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    If the rumors are true, and the Android apps come to WP, you not only will enjoy those 4 apps that are exclusive for WP, but also the 900.000 apps that are exclusive for Android because developers can't finance a WP app. Things are going to improve for you.
    The simple thing is that a lot of those android apps are going to be useless on WP. Launchers, keyboards, icon packs etc.
    And it isn't just those four apps. Also, I don't want Android apps. I want WP apps with the design and stuff.
    Android apps can suck it
    theefman and sd173 like this.
    07-14-2014 01:29 PM
  6. Wall iPhone's Avatar
    Also, I don't want Android apps. I want WP apps with the design and stuff.
    Android apps can suck it
    Why?!? So only because a few Apps wont use the regular WP theme, you would say NO to every popular mobile game and more, that WP at the moment is missing out on and losing customers on?
    The WP theme doesn't even matter in games, as games look the same across devices. Windows phone really need this boost in games to close the app gap..
    07-16-2014 09:40 AM
  7. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Why?!? So only because a few Apps wont use the regular WP theme, you would say NO to every popular mobile game and more, that WP at the moment is missing out on and losing customers on?
    The WP theme doesn't even matter in games, as games look the same across devices. Windows phone really need this boost in games to close the app gap..
    Sigh 😔
    Read arguments aagain. There's a while article about this on Arstechnica.
    07-16-2014 11:04 AM
  8. theefman's Avatar
    Why?!? So only because a few Apps wont use the regular WP theme, you would say NO to every popular mobile game and more, that WP at the moment is missing out on and losing customers on?
    The WP theme doesn't even matter in games, as games look the same across devices. Windows phone really need this boost in games to close the app gap..
    Would love to see how those games run in an emulator on 512MB devices, should be fun for those users....
    07-16-2014 11:32 AM
  9. Wall iPhone's Avatar
    So you just assume it will suck, that's mature.
    I believe everything will still go through the Windows App Store, and that Microsoft will only port the games, instantly closing the App gap. This will almost "force" developers to make/port their non-game apps for windows phone, and Microsoft wont accept them to the store if the apps doesn't follow/use the windows phone theme/guidelines.
    07-17-2014 12:29 AM
  10. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    So you just assume it will suck, that's mature.
    I believe everything will still go through the Windows App Store, and that Microsoft will only port the games, instantly closing the App gap. This will almost "force" developers to make/port their non-game apps for windows phone, and Microsoft wont accept them to the store if the apps doesn't follow/use the windows phone theme/guidelines.
    No. There are several reasons given that will not be retreaded. Also, off topic
    07-17-2014 11:11 AM

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