12-16-2015 12:31 PM
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  1. Skamath's Avatar
    So I get this email which I am sure many of you have got as well but why?
    We all have read/ heard about how the MS apps are better if not best compared to WP apps and also how many say that is a good move for business that you hook others on to windows experience and hope that they stay windows users for ever,

    So if the IPhone and android users are being enticed to start using windows phone instead and the windows phone users don't get to experience what the droids or apple users get what will happen when the other eco systems come to use windows phone? Wp users already complaining about not getting what apple and droid get! What is the whole point? Recently I got an email and here is a snapshot. Is MS rubbing it in like all other developers out there with just the apple and android logos? Wouldn't MS already know that I already use MS only?[ATTACH=CONFIG]118866[/ATTACH
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    12-13-2015 11:23 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    It makes perfect sense for Microsoft to support it's customers on other platforms, it's only doing what good software companies do.

    Wouldn't it be great if Apple and Google both did the same thing?
  3. tangledW's Avatar
    What are you talking about?
    12-13-2015 11:34 PM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    Yawwwnnnn !!
    12-13-2015 11:40 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This thread has been moved to an appropriate forum...

    As per this advice: Who Should Post in Ask a Question? WC members are free to post in all areas of the board. Please use Ask a Question only for time critical help issues that affect the immediate functionality of your device.
    Guytronic and jmshub like this.
    12-14-2015 12:16 AM
  6. skstrials's Avatar
    I do not understand what your concern is?

    Microsoft had to make apps for Android and IOS since MS is a software company first, hardware second.

    I think MS should be commanded for supporting Windows Phone despite the circumstances.
    12-14-2015 01:17 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    It makes perfect sense for Microsoft to support it's customers on other platforms, it's only doing what good software companies do.

    Wouldn't it be great if Apple and Google both did the same thing?
    12-14-2015 01:29 AM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    It makes perfect sense for Microsoft to support it's customers on other platforms, it's only doing what good software companies do.

    Wouldn't it be great if Apple and Google both did the same thing?
    Agreed, I would love it if the big three were more platform agnostic. I think Microsoft realized you have to support your customers where they are, not where you want them to be.
    12-14-2015 02:42 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Agreed, I would love it if the big three were more platform agnostic. I think Microsoft realized you have to support your customers where they are, not where you want them to be.
    That would be like a perfect world (at least tech wise)
    HeyCori and Jack Neill like this.
    12-14-2015 08:16 AM
  10. dkediger's Avatar
    I think what the OP is talking about is the lack of a Microsoft Store logo, thus reinforcing that there are only two app stores, and by extension, only two platforms.
    12-14-2015 09:49 AM
  11. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    I think what the OP is talking about is the lack of a Microsoft Store logo, thus reinforcing that there are only two app stores, and by extension, only two platforms.
    But every Windows device has Outlook pre-installed, so why would there be a link to the Windows store? :P
    12-14-2015 11:02 AM
  12. dkediger's Avatar
    That is true - but again - I think the OP is meaning just in general. If Microsoft isn't going to take any opportunity to promote their app store, why should anyone else.

    And Outlook is available as a standalone download from the app store, so it wouldn't exactly be out of order to promote it separately as well.

    In the end, its just a few kb of pixels on a screen that cost essentially nothing to get in front of people's eyeballs. In thinking this through, about the only time I can recall seeing all three store logos together out in the wild that stands out to me is for Walgreen's app (US Pharamacy chain).
    12-14-2015 11:54 AM
  13. Skamath's Avatar
    But every Windows device has Outlook pre-installed, so why would there be a link to the Windows store? :P
    The next post answered your question. Where I found it interesting is that I got the mail to my id which is a MS account. Now why would a wp user get a promo mail having apple and android logos?
    12-14-2015 01:23 PM
  14. eusty's Avatar
    Now why would a wp user get a promo mail having apple and android logos?
    Because they have more than one device......
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-14-2015 06:04 PM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I think what the OP is talking about is the lack of a Microsoft Store logo, thus reinforcing that there are only two app stores, and by extension, only two platforms.
    But every Windows device has Outlook pre-installed, so why would there be a link to the Windows store? :P
    They don't advertise the Cortana app with a Windows logo & store link either. Why? Because it's baked into the Operating System. Just like Outlook is for WP8.1 and down. Outlook wasn't an app in the app store until Windows 10 Mobile. And Windows 10 Mobile is only commercial on three models right now. And Outlook is preloaded on all three of them.

    That is true - but again - I think the OP is meaning just in general. If Microsoft isn't going to take any opportunity to promote their app store, why should anyone else.

    And Outlook is available as a standalone download from the app store, so it wouldn't exactly be out of order to promote it separately as well.

    In the end, its just a few kb of pixels on a screen that cost essentially nothing to get in front of people's eyeballs. In thinking this through, about the only time I can recall seeing all three store logos together out in the wild that stands out to me is for Walgreen's app (US Pharamacy chain).
    I see where you're coming from. But this is such a small matter. It's not a slap in the face to anyone. It's business as usual.

    Maybe we as a community should quit trying to play the victim, and simply acknowledge that Microsoft is doing their best to market their services on multiple platforms. Let's cheer them on rather than crying about it.
    12-14-2015 10:32 PM
  16. 11B1P's Avatar
    I do not understand what your concern is?

    Microsoft had to make apps for Android and IOS since MS is a software company first, hardware second.
    Good grief, that's not the point. The point is, why is MS making Outlook a better experience on competing platforms. Why in the world would an ios or android user leave their platform when they have a better functioning app?? MS is not doing anything to make our experience the "cream of the crop". Heck, the ios and android users have no reason to move to WP.
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    12-14-2015 10:39 PM
  17. Nokia5110's Avatar
    Maybe C# is more difficult to program?
    12-14-2015 10:46 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Good grief, that's not the point. The point is, why is MS making Outlook a better experience on competing platforms. Why in the world would an ios or android user leave their platform when they have a better functioning app?? MS is not doing anything to make our experience the "cream of the crop". Heck, the ios and android users have no reason to move to WP.
    The Outlook app for iOS/Android is not new. It's been around for years. It was originally from Accompli, which Microsoft bought out. Microsoft basically slapped a new name on an existing app after it bought the company. It didn't need to make anything brand new from scratch.
    jmshub and HeyCori like this.
    12-15-2015 12:13 AM
  19. Migi2015's Avatar
    Uh no. C# is a great language. The trouble is lack of general interest in Windows Mobile by devs and users.
    gcyoung likes this.
    12-15-2015 01:33 AM
  20. Migi2015's Avatar
    The Outlook app for iOS/Android is not new. It's been around for years. It was originally from Accompli, which Microsoft bought out. Microsoft basically slapped a new name on an existing app after it bought the company. It didn't need to make anything brand new from scratch.
    Yeah let's pretend they haven't done significant improvements on that app since they bought it. Just slapped a new name and no revs.
    11B1P likes this.
    12-15-2015 01:33 AM
  21. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    I thought the slap in the WP user's face was W10M in general.
    12-15-2015 01:44 AM
  22. Pete's Avatar
    Yeah let's pretend they haven't done significant improvements on that app since they bought it. Just slapped a new name and no revs.
    Yeah, it's possible. As we've said before, Microsoft is a software company that's being increasingly platform agnostic. We don't know what architecture the Accompli app had and how that relates to the Windows 10 Universal App, we don't know how much work is involves in bringing those together or cross-feeding features. I don't believe that Microsoft is in a mind-set where it's preferring one platform over another, if there's things in the Accompli app that work well for iOS/Android users, it doesn't really make sense to strip them out just to be contrary.

    Microsoft tend to leave contrariness to other people.
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    12-15-2015 01:46 AM
  23. Pete's Avatar
    I thought the slap in the WP user's face was W10M in general.
    The fire's already lit, no need to throw another match on it. But thanks anyway.
    12-15-2015 01:49 AM
  24. slyronit's Avatar
    What a sensational headline! This email is trying to get users to install/use Outlook.

    Windows devices already come with outlook. You cannot uninstall it or install it again from the store (Only update), so why target them? Android/iOS devices do not come with Outlook, the idea is to try to get them to install/use it.

    What would the windows store logo be doing anyways? Taking you to the windows store? And then do what? The app is already installed.

    Such sensitivity!
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    12-15-2015 04:43 AM
  25. pericle's Avatar
    The Outlook app for iOS/Android is not new. It's been around for years. It was originally from Accompli, which Microsoft bought out. Microsoft basically slapped a new name on an existing app after it bought the company. It didn't need to make anything brand new from scratch.
    True, but Microsoft took over Acompli in December 2014. They have had more than a year to make the Windows Phone version achieve feature parity with the iOS and Android versions. But even now, the Windows Phone version lags behind it's iOS and Android counterparts. Just shows you what a low priority Windows Phone is for Microsoft.
    Ian_Superfly likes this.
    12-15-2015 05:54 AM
  26. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    True, but Microsoft took over Acompli in December 2014. They have had more than a year to make the Windows Phone version achieve feature parity with the iOS and Android versions. But even now, the Windows Phone version lags behind it's iOS and Android counterparts. Just shows you what a low priority Windows Phone is for Microsoft.
    I agree, Microsoft has been taking features away since they scrapped win 6.5 mobile for 7. Now the email in 10 is worse than win 8 email. Overall I am very disappointed.
    12-15-2015 06:05 AM
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