1. Guytronic's Avatar
    I would like to pose this question:

    Is it possible for a mobile device platform to be successful without developed 3rd party apps?
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    03-24-2017 06:47 PM
  2. Josiah23's Avatar
    That's a tough one to answer! Really good question!

    Anything is possible, but it'll be very difficult.

    Maybe it could work for specific age groups and/or simple user who just use the phone to call people and isn't so much on social media and other related apps. It probably wouldn't last long though...

    Edited: Will it have any pre-installed apps or will it just be the one phone app? Or completely none at all? Lol, it's so controversial.
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    03-24-2017 06:54 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Will it have any pre-installed apps or will it just be the one phone app? Or completely none at all? Lol, it's so controversial.
    Lol ...

    I guess it's a pretty non-specific question since mobile has always or as far as I know revolved around applications.
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    03-24-2017 07:05 PM
  4. Josiah23's Avatar
    Lol ...

    I guess it's a pretty non-specific question since mobile has always or as far as I know revolved around applications.
    It has, without its apps, it's not too far away from being a house phone (which a house phone would probably have more features, lol)
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    03-24-2017 07:08 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    That's a tough one to answer!

    Anything is possible, but it'll be very difficult.

    Maybe it could work for specific age groups and/or simple user who just use the phone to call people and isn't so much on social media and other related apps. It probably wouldn't last long though...
    I see as something that could be nice occasionally (i.e. a retreat kind of situation) but yeah I couldn't agree more.
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    03-24-2017 07:14 PM
  6. Josiah23's Avatar
    Ahh I see your edited post now @Guytronic

    I think it... could stick around but by all means in today's society it wouldn't be very "popular" as people want excitement, uniqueness , or something that's already popular(*cough Apple *cough( for the already popular part, lol)).

    As I said in my last post it might work for very specific age groups and/or simple users. Anything is possible but it wouldn't be very "successful".

    These kind of questions really make me think!
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    03-24-2017 07:21 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    I was just thinking about Blackberry way back and Symbian earlier when the thought hit me.
    Apps are popular I'd say...yet thinking back when early phones were more self contained life was kind of good in a simple fashion.

    Early development was fun.
    Apps now are so competitive we as users expect the best of course.
    It's kind of no longer fun :(
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    03-24-2017 08:50 PM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    Honestly I don't think there's much of a chance of survival without apps. Too much is being built around mobile devices that soon we won't carry wallets or anything. At that point if you don't have the apps to support it you won't have the user base.
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    03-24-2017 09:14 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    I was just thinking about Blackberry way back and Symbian earlier when the thought hit me.
    Apps are popular I'd say...yet thinking back when early phones were more self contained life was kind of good in a simple fashion.

    Early development was fun.
    Apps now are so competitive we as users expect the best of course.
    It's kind of no longer fun :(
    It reminds me of those stupid cards every store wants you to carry around so you can get their discount. Its just a way to force you to use them.
    Apps (not all but many) are about marketing and make you feel like you can't do something without them. Look at mobile banking apps. I never find myself in a position where I need one only when I have my phone. How did we get by before?
    Apps are certainly convenient, but "most" are not necessary in my opinion.

    I have the main ones I need on WM. Not going to drive myself crazy chasing every app in town.
    JMHO.

    "covers head waiting for attack from app defenders" 😉



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    03-25-2017 07:48 AM
  10. ryankelsey7's Avatar
    All you need is a good web browser.
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    03-25-2017 06:00 PM
  11. kachan64's Avatar
    Some people might bring up that whole "you don't need an app, they have website" argument.
    Back then websites on browsers aren't as "good" as compared to now. But I still think websites are somewhat sluggish compared to an app in some cases.
    03-26-2017 08:03 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Some people might bring up that whole "you don't need an app, they have website" argument.
    Back then websites on browsers aren't as "good" as compared to now. But I still think websites are somewhat sluggish compared to an app in some cases.
    Yeah, I think it strongly depends on the kind of app.
    03-26-2017 08:32 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    Some people might bring up that whole "you don't need an app, they have website" argument.
    Back then websites on browsers aren't as "good" as compared to now. But I still think websites are somewhat sluggish compared to an app in some cases.
    I agree. Not that its not doable, but apps can add some functionality. They can also add headaches and privacy issues too though.

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    03-31-2017 04:21 PM

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