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  1. SanjitVignesh's Avatar
    I still miss Temple Run for my Lumia 620
    05-23-2013 10:11 AM
  2. gsquared's Avatar
    Sigh. The return of the Armchair CEO's.
    05-23-2013 10:13 AM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    Beginning to post this on every one of these threads:

    Can hardly wait until there are no more of this threads. Now that we have Pandora, it is all about Instagram. After we get Instagram (and we will), what will be next?

    But, I am living this. Right now, we are being forced to shop for a used, decent Android device for my Wife. She is trying to get a small, crafting company off the ground, and she needs a Credit Card reader. She has her first MAJOR craft show in June, and there is no mare waiting on WP to get one. So, even though we love our WP devices, she is moving to Android so long as there is not one. We will not add Tablets onto our plans.

    These threads are real, the short comings are exactly that. I believe the apps are coming. I just see a need now like everyone else.
    N_LaRUE, X0LARIUM, edoug and 1 others like this.
    05-23-2013 11:25 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Beginning to post this on every one of these threads:

    Can hardly wait until there are no more of this threads. Now that we have Pandora, it is all about Instagram. After we get Instagram (and we will), what will be next?

    But, I am living this. Right now, we are being forced to shop for a used, decent Android device for my Wife. She is trying to get a small, crafting company off the ground, and she needs a Credit Card reader. She has her first MAJOR craft show in June, and there is no mare waiting on WP to get one. So, even though we love our WP devices, she is moving to Android so long as there is not one. We will not add Tablets onto our plans.

    These threads are real, the short comings are exactly that. I believe the apps are coming. I just see a need now like everyone else.
    Thank you for brining some reality to the these types of threads. I'm tired of hearing how great WP8 is and that we have 'all' we need. No we don't. I wish people would think outside their own personal needs and realise that there's so much more needed besides 'social media' apps.
    SanjitVignesh and snowmutt like this.
    05-23-2013 11:31 AM
  5. Tony Dony's Avatar
    I tell you what, I converted 5 girls from the school to switch from android and iphone to Nokia lumia because of the Glam Me.
    Also when I show the City Lens or the new Here Maps update with Livesight, people just go insane and look to their Iphones and Androids with dissapointment.
    We don't have popular apps from Android ? And what ? We will have them. I don't see any apps like City Lens on either Iphone or Android.
    05-23-2013 11:43 AM
  6. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Thank you for brining some reality to the these types of threads. I'm tired of hearing how great WP8 is and that we have 'all' we need. No we don't. I wish people would think outside their own personal needs and realise that there's so much more needed besides 'social media' apps.
    People make these threads because we don't have instagram and snapchat.

    snowmutt's situation is very different though.
    anon(123856) and snowmutt like this.
    05-23-2013 11:44 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    People make these threads because we don't have instagram and snapchat.

    snowmutt's situation is very different though.
    I know that people harp on about Snapchat and Instagram. My point has always been about niche apps and other popular apps that we are still missing, like banking apps. I could really care less about Instagram and Snapchat but I see their importance in the grand scheme of things. We need to attract the niche group as much as the masses. Especially being a Windows brand.
    Andre o Botelho likes this.
    05-23-2013 11:48 AM
  8. jfa1's Avatar
    I agree that we need the niche apps to sort of keep up with the other os's but we surely need card reader's and their apps that go with them as well. I see ads for square and pay pal's card reader and I especially would like that to get money into my pay pal account or into my bank account. Getting fees through credit cards is a big thing as I can get more of my fees up front .
    snowmutt and edoug like this.
    05-23-2013 11:56 AM
  9. aximtreo's Avatar
    Important to whom? There are many WP8 users and many of us have specials wants (I say wants instead of needs). I want direct USB synching between WP8 and Office Outlook.

    I guess it's like my Mother use to say: "you are old enough for your wants not to hurt too bad".

    Time will tell what comes; wish you luck on getting those apps you seem to need.
    05-23-2013 12:35 PM
  10. Andre o Botelho's Avatar
    I know that people harp on about Snapchat and Instagram. My point has always been about niche apps and other popular apps that we are still missing, like banking apps. I could really care less about Instagram and Snapchat but I see their importance in the grand scheme of things. We need to attract the niche group as much as the masses. Especially being a Windows brand.
    My bank doesn't support WP, and there's a lot of basic apps from android that WP does not have. I don't knew Instagram until yesterday( I think I've used it on Android but thought that was another social crap). On launch, iPhone had more apps than anyone so the problem is that MS is too busy to promote WP.
    05-23-2013 02:12 PM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Important to whom? There are many WP8 users and many of us have specials wants (I say wants instead of needs). I want direct USB synching between WP8 and Office Outlook.

    I guess it's like my Mother use to say: "you are old enough for your wants not to hurt too bad".

    Time will tell what comes; wish you luck on getting those apps you seem to need.
    I don't expect those apps anytime soon unfortunately. This is the issue and to keep dragging on about it. I know talking to people who are 'happy' with the way things are is pointless to talk to them about future potential or just reaching potential considering the other major platforms are already there. If you're happy, great. I'm generally happy to I just think that things are way too slow and I just wonder how much of this waiting we have to do. WP7 owners waited a long time then basically got their OS sidelined.

    As for the USB syncing of Outlook. Yes if data connection is an issue I see your point. I don't have that issue so I'm happy to have Outlook connect with Outlook.com and everything syncs just fine. But I understand not everyone wants it that way.
    05-23-2013 02:27 PM
  12. WavingReds's Avatar
    Do people honestly sit around and talk/debate about phones and apps with their friends?
    It's the new epeen of mobile.
    05-23-2013 07:08 PM
  13. spaulagain's Avatar
    Lol, its a 3rd place OS with only 3% market share, of course the trending apps don't come out right away.
    05-23-2013 07:37 PM
  14. Seminoles4Life's Avatar
    may be if microsoft work their *** off atm and convince the developers by money or whatever to design the apps , things would be better. And dont blame it all on the developers. they need motivation too , they need a REASON to dedicate their own time to design an app for WP8
    i love WP8 but i always freeze in an argument with an iphone user , because even though he has an iphone 4 whichc isnt even half as strong as lumia 920 , he still got the power of the apps. i never believed what im going to say but apps are eveything , a friggin iphone 3S has all the apps which makes it a competitor to the mighty lumia 920 . what a shame
    Ahhh.... see that's where you are wrong, actually developers make more money off windows apps than any other eco-system, and you may not like the answer, but this is MORE of a developer issue, than Microsoft. Besides 140,000 apps in such short time........also, while the Iphone is a great device, the OS has not changed in years, so apps will accumulate. So, apps is the price you pay with true innovation
    Azurus likes this.
    05-23-2013 08:41 PM
  15. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    As someone who has used an OS with a real app problem (I'm talking about Symbian, not WP), here's something I'd like to ask you.

    My question is: do you hear Symbian users complain about apps? More often than not, the answer is no. When they bought their phones, they knew what they are getting themselves into.

    Now, WP and BB10 are pretty much in the same boat. Sure, we have a "lack of apps" now. Sure, these platforms might never take off. But, we made the decision to go ahead and take the plunge. If the platform takes off, we have nothing but good coming from it. If it never does, you have a choice to stick with the relics of an abandoned platform (I like the sound of that, actually) or switch away.

    My point is, WP still has a chance to get the apps you want (unlike Symbian). Just wait warmly until they are ready.

    P.S. I typed this post while I was listening to this really sad somg.I hope you could bear with the tone.
    Azurus likes this.
    05-23-2013 10:02 PM
  16. spaulagain's Avatar
    may be if microsoft work their *** off atm and convince the developers by money or whatever to design the apps , things would be better. And dont blame it all on the developers. they need motivation too , they need a REASON to dedicate their own time to design an app for WP8
    i love WP8 but i always freeze in an argument with an iphone user , because even though he has an iphone 4 whichc isnt even half as strong as lumia 920 , he still got the power of the apps. i never believed what im going to say but apps are eveything , a friggin iphone 3S has all the apps which makes it a competitor to the mighty lumia 920 . what a shame
    Ya, the developers need motivation...

    Its called market share!!

    MS can't pay developers enough to make up for the lack of market share and therefore lack of paying users. Even if they could, what message would that send? Oh, I'll not make an app until MS writes me a big check.

    To me the only REAL apps that are missing right now are a few banking and payments apps (like Square).

    People act like they can't survive without all these apps. Really? How did they manage before smart phones came out? Hell, before all the apps started showing up just a few years ago? In the words of John Stossel, GIVE ME A BREAK
    05-23-2013 10:21 PM
  17. Jupast's Avatar
    its not a MAJOR problem but its just the fact that when someone asks me " do you have this app ? " i cant give him/her a straight yes but would rather give him "im not sure , ill check " and I understand these apps are useless , i dont like them anyways. but i expect that they would be there because they are everyday trends. For instance, one app is so popular for a month another app is popular for another month.One of the main purposes of having a powerful smartphone is that the smartphone should allow you to keep up with the everyday trends,and in that aspect microsoft is definitely not succeeding.
    Hmm ok, fair enough, but i think most people know what they are getting into regards the current App situation if they get a Windows Phone. I do agree Microsoft don't *seem* to be doing enough, or at least not telling us they are.

    The App situation doesn't really bother me, and for those it does, perhaps for the moment they should consider another platform.
    05-23-2013 11:29 PM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    Let's be real: The market knows that Windows Phone is not "ideal" for niche apps like Snapchat (which will fade out in a few months). The market is for those that want apps, but just the major players. Now, the toss up with that is what is considered major players for some is not the same for others, but I think Netflix, Hulu, Temple Run, Instagram clients, and all the other things that it offers is available.
    05-24-2013 12:10 AM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    People act like they can't survive without all these apps. Really? How did they manage before smart phones came out? Hell, before all the apps started showing up just a few years ago? In the words of John Stossel, GIVE ME A BREAK
    I see your point, but the missing apps you speak of ARE available. We can survive without them but we don't have to. You can take this logic as far back as you want. How did they manage without cell phones, Internet, computers, refrigerators, cars... Of course they did, but it's 2013 and it's not necessary to live without them anymore, just like we shouldn't have to live without the apps.
    05-24-2013 12:23 AM
  20. myselfdotcom's Avatar
    Wow...crazy I may need an app showing me having a beer using the phone!
    05-24-2013 09:29 AM
  21. jfa1's Avatar
    Thank you for brining some reality to the these types of threads. I'm tired of hearing how great WP8 is and that we have 'all' we need. No we don't. I wish people would think outside their own personal needs and realise that there's so much more needed besides 'social media' apps.

    I am kind of on the opposite side. I use my 920 for business ( I'm an attorney) and for personal use as well. I dont play many games and I dont listen to music and I dont download music. (so I am not the average user IU suppose) but I am tired of the threads that bemoan important apps from ios and android that WP does not have that are games and music players and whatever like that. The ONLY real important thing that android and ios has that I want or need WP to have is an app and hardware from square or paypal with a credit card reader and I have workarounds for that it would just be more easy to have the card reader.
    05-24-2013 10:06 AM
  22. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    As someone who has used an OS with a real app problem (I'm talking about Symbian, not WP), here's something I'd like to ask you.

    My question is: do you hear Symbian users complain about apps? More often than not, the answer is no. When they bought their phones, they knew what they are getting themselves into.
    As a person who just transferred from Symbian I have to disagree with you. I've seen many threads were people moved onto other phones, either Android or Apple after Nokia dropped Symbian cause they killed the ecosystem and app development basically stopped. Even though I thought Symbian had most of what I wanted it lacked a significant amount of apps that I would have liked. What's funny is that I could have sworn at one time it had Instagram...
    05-24-2013 10:15 AM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I am kind of on the opposite side. I use my 920 for business ( I'm an attorney) and for personal use as well. I dont play many games and I dont listen to music and I dont download music. (so I am not the average user IU suppose) but I am tired of the threads that bemoan important apps from ios and android that WP does not have that are games and music players and whatever like that. The ONLY real important thing that android and ios has that I want or need WP to have is an app and hardware from square or paypal with a credit card reader and I have workarounds for that it would just be more easy to have the card reader.
    Are you agreeing with me or not? I'm a little confused. Sorry. My point is and will continued to be that we need a variety of apps, not just social, camera and games (though they are important). That's always been my point. If WP wants to compete on all levels then it needs the apps for that. Otherwise it's just another media device. If that's the case (being just a media device) I bought the wrong phone.
    05-24-2013 10:21 AM
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