03-15-2016 01:51 PM
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  1. Omar9399's Avatar
    hey everyone I just read an article about snapchat app for windows 10

    "The app is currently in its very early stages and does not pack a ton of features yet. For now, here is what the app offers:

    login with your existing account
    send image messages
    receive text, image and video messages"

    store link: http://clkde.tradedoubler.com/click?p=263915&a=2775081&g=0&url=https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/specter/9nblggh5kldb

    is anyone willing to try it?
    how long will it be in the store?
    tushardhingra and ven07 like this.
    02-12-2016 07:38 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Wow. $1.49 + in app purchases. And just waiting to get shut down.

    What a cash grab.

    Good luck.
  3. ven07's Avatar
    Maybe a week?
    Omar9399 likes this.
    02-12-2016 07:43 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    It would seem you would post the link to the article rather than post a bogus link you know doesn't work.
    02-12-2016 07:45 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    02-12-2016 07:51 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Wow. $1.49 + in app purchases. And just waiting to get shut down.

    What a cash grab.

    Good luck.
    02-12-2016 10:04 PM
  7. Omar9399's Avatar
    It would seem you would post the link to the article rather than post a bogus link you know doesn't work.
    Specter is a new Snapchat client for Windows 10 - WMPoweruser
    02-12-2016 10:23 PM
  8. Jazmac's Avatar
    Did the owners of snapchat decide they would allow 3rd party clients on their servers?
    02-12-2016 10:59 PM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    Obviously they have no idea.. Yet
    Jazmac, jmshub, RumoredNow and 1 others like this.
    02-13-2016 02:17 PM
  10. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Cease and Desist letter to be sent in 5...4...3....2...
    02-16-2016 12:13 AM
  11. Mikeandhis8x's Avatar
    This will go the way of 6snap very soon. Our only hope for this darn app is Rudy Huyn who will be talking to snap chat officials in the spring in hopes of bringing the app to WP.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-16-2016 11:03 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    This will go the way of 6snap very soon. Our only hope for this darn app is Rudy Huyn who will be talking to snap chat officials in the spring in hopes of bringing the app to WP.
    Meh wouldn't hold my breath.. Previous "talks" have yielded nada and they simply don't like our OS of course liking sth and simply doing business are two different things, but considering that the latest data doesn't show a growth in marketshare for WP or Windows Mobile (whichever you want to call it), there is no reason for them to develop an app for us just yet.

    Seeing as they are boycotting us, it would probably be ok to boycott them and say we don't want your stinking app, but if you tell a kid that snapchat isn't available on this platform he'll probably try to run as far away from it as he can. Then again WP could become the premier platform for parents looking to kick their kids off snapchat
    02-17-2016 10:51 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    WP could become the premier platform for parents looking to kick their kids off snapchat
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    ven07, Guytronic, Jazmac and 5 others like this.
    02-17-2016 01:52 PM
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    That is brilliant.
    Jazmac, Laura Knotek and ven07 like this.
    02-17-2016 01:55 PM
  15. RumoredNow's Avatar
    That is brilliant.
    Works on so many levels. One of the best memes I've ever found. I give out the "Internet Award" quite often around here.
    Laura Knotek, xandros9 and ven07 like this.
    02-17-2016 01:57 PM
  16. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    This is one of my favorites, and coincidentally also applies concerning the Snapchat for Windows situation.
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    02-17-2016 02:47 PM
  17. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Meh wouldn't hold my breath.. Previous "talks" have yielded nada and they simply don't like our OS of course liking sth and simply doing business are two different things, but considering that the latest data doesn't show a growth in marketshare for WP or Windows Mobile (whichever you want to call it), there is no reason for them to develop an app for us just yet.

    Seeing as they are boycotting us, it would probably be ok to boycott them and say we don't want your stinking app, but if you tell a kid that snapchat isn't available on this platform he'll probably try to run as far away from it as he can. Then again WP could become the premier platform for parents looking to kick their kids off snapchat
    If Microsoft had any brains at all, they would turn this "so called" disadvantage into an advantage, with that very thought!!!!

    Start an ad or two about your kids and Internet safety, and spin it as "We don't want Snapchat on our platform, as it can expose our youngsters to many bad things and people" :) Push the safety thing and spin it in their looking out for us ;)

    Apple sure knows how to spin crap and make it seem like the best thing since sliced bread........"The digital Crown" a spin phrase for a Watch Stem.
    02-17-2016 09:27 PM
  18. ven07's Avatar
    Start an ad or two
    Alas we all know the grievances we have with MS when it comes down to marketing
    02-18-2016 10:25 AM
  19. sprtfan's Avatar
    I really don't think there is much Microsoft could do and I'm not sure if the safety angle would really play well. They could potentially come up with a competing app that is universal and would also work on tablets, PCs, WP in addition to iOS and Android. I doubt this would do anything either but if they were able to show some penetration on traditional computers and tablets, it could motivate snapchat to come to the platform. Not likely to work and ultimately you can't force a company to do something they don't want to do.
    02-20-2016 02:57 PM
  20. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I really don't think there is much Microsoft could do and I'm not sure if the safety angle would really play well. They could potentially come up with a competing app that is universal and would also work on tablets, PCs, WP in addition to iOS and Android. I doubt this would do anything either but if they were able to show some penetration on traditional computers and tablets, it could motivate snapchat to come to the platform. Not likely to work and ultimately you can't force a company to do something they don't want to do.
    In fact Microsoft did come up with something Snapchat like......self deleting messages and media...I do believe it's called Qix or Quick for Skype. Unless I mixed up names and apps.....no matter.....you can't just cobble together code and hope you have the killer app. They can't knock Snap over with an app.

    They have to spin, but as stated above, they have almost zero Mobile ad placement. And here I thought they were starting to figure it out after the Dancing, clicking Surface ads. Sadly no.
    ven07 likes this.
    02-20-2016 06:35 PM
  21. sprtfan's Avatar
    In fact Microsoft did come up with something Snapchat like......self deleting messages and media...I do believe it's called Qix or Quick for Skype. Unless I mixed up names and apps.....no matter.....you can't just cobble together code and hope you have the killer app. They can't knock Snap over with an app.

    They have to spin, but as stated above, they have almost zero Mobile ad placement. And here I thought they were starting to figure it out after the Dancing, clicking Surface ads. Sadly no.
    My best case scenario from the post was basically MS being able to show that there was a demand on other Windows 10 devices not just phone which I'm not sure would even be true. The only way to get snapchat to come would be showing them that it would be worth while. Not sure how you got knock Snap over with an app. from my post. I was basically saying the only way they would come is if they believed there was a market on other Windows 10 devices since Windows phone has such a small market share. I'm not sure if there would actually be any demand though and would be pretty hard to show.
    ven07 likes this.
    02-20-2016 08:29 PM
  22. ven07's Avatar
    I was basically saying the only way they would come is if they believed there was a market on other Windows 10 devices since Windows phone has such a small market share. I'm not sure if there would actually be any demand though and would be pretty hard to show.
    And this is exactly what they said as well :) maybe there aren't that many that would jump at the chance to download the app or run out of the house and get a WP just for the app, but you have to start somewhere right? However they've shot down every third party app to pop up instead of gauging how big the interest actually is.

    Und in other news, it is known that they simply don't like the platform lol
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-20-2016 08:58 PM
  23. Benton Washington's Avatar
    Is snapchat up and still running?
    03-02-2016 06:14 AM
  24. xandros9's Avatar
    Is snapchat up and still running?
    it hasn't rolled over, and probably won't in the near future.
    03-02-2016 02:09 PM
  25. Simonas Sereiva's Avatar
    Who is still using it?
    03-15-2016 02:32 AM
  26. Guytronic's Avatar
    Who is still using it?
    I don't know of a list anywhere.
    For the record I'm not a user.

    What's it for anyway?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-15-2016 02:41 AM
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