10-26-2013 03:34 PM
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  1. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    seriously this is just annoying,
    i'd understand if its from another 3rd party... but it isnt, its straight from Microsoft, giving me the finger, for buying their products..
    i think Microsoft is trying to tell us, that we should switch to andriod/IOS to enjoy a more premium experience, with better app support, and faster releases..

    this is obviously not the first time, not even the second.. and this kind of behavior is what may finally push me away from the WP8 bandwagon.. losing the Nokia brand was already swaying me away :S

    if they arent planning to release a Remote desktop app for WP8 , than thats a major problem..
    if they are indeed planning, but its still not ready. then sorry, other platforms should wait just as much as us , if not longer, get your priorities right, microsoft, please..

    sad :S

    /rant
    10-17-2013 03:10 PM
  2. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    I am sure it is coming.
    10-17-2013 03:23 PM
  3. JonnieLasVegas's Avatar
    I've actually started to get used to it, unfortunately (Microsoft putting WP last, even behind the competition). But it is a cool app to have on my iPhone. Wouldn't mind having it on my 920 as well.
    10-17-2013 03:24 PM
  4. JonnieLasVegas's Avatar
    I am sure it is coming.
    I'm sure it is too. But that's no excuse to put your own product last. Makes no sense, at all.
    ShaolinTurbo likes this.
    10-17-2013 03:26 PM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    I am sure it is coming.
    That's been the WP dev team's mantra since WP7 was released. Its always "coming" for WP but gets released asap for droids and ios.

    And then they wonder why their phones don't sell.....
    MyNL822 and John20212 like this.
    10-17-2013 03:40 PM
  6. marcomura's Avatar
    If they don't believe in their OS themselves, I don't know why should I.
    10-17-2013 03:46 PM
  7. Kellzea's Avatar
    I was wondering when this thread would show up.

    Ya'al acting like ms doesn't care about its os. The ios and android teams are seporate from the wp team. They work and build apps for rival os in a vacuum from the wp team. The wp team will be working on an app that integrates into the os. The ios and android team are tasked with aggressively building apps for the other platforms. They are not the same team.

    Is it a shame the ios and android team got their app out first? Yes. Is it the end of the world? No.

    The wp team are doing lots of things at the moment and will be working on in big picture kind of way. They are developing the os and building customers. The ios and android teams will just be churning out apps they are told too.

    Its not a show of lack of support. Its just the nature of a developing os.
    MikeSo likes this.
    10-17-2013 04:00 PM
  8. marcomura's Avatar
    Ya'al acting like ms doesn't care about its os. The ios and android teams are seporate from the wp team. They work and build apps for rival os in a vacuum from the wp team. The wp team will be working on an app that integrates into the os. The ios and android team are tasked with aggressively building apps for the other platforms. They are not the same team.
    No, we are acting like they are putting more effort to satisfy users in other platforms than in theirs.

    Is it a shame the ios and android team got their app out first? Yes. Is it the end of the world? No.
    Does it make users thinking worse about WP? Yes. Is it a good marketing strategy? No.

    The wp team are doing lots of things at the moment and will be working on in big picture kind of way. They are developing the os and building customers. The ios and android teams will just be churning out apps they are told too.
    Its not a show of lack of support. Its just the nature of a developing os.
    And what we're doing is just the nature of consumer people. Comparing the OS and feeling fooled by the one we have chosen.
    We don't care what they are doing internally... we care only on what we can use.
    ShaolinTurbo likes this.
    10-17-2013 04:10 PM
  9. forked's Avatar
    "work....in a vaccuum" - this is precisely the problem. They shouldn't be in a vaccuum. If Microsoft wants the rest of the world to release apps for Windows Phone at the same time or even ahead other platforms, they should make it a priority to do it themselves.


    Instead of an iOS and Android teams, there should just be a mobile apps team and it should consistently develop the Windows Phone version first, the others should then follow.
    ShaolinTurbo and John20212 like this.
    10-17-2013 04:15 PM
  10. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    the sad part is, only few hours ago, i was looking for a remote control app :S

    team viewer is super slow, and didnt want to connect today, so i thought i'd look for another alternative

    i used to have splashtop, but its a paid version with retarded subscription :S .. i cant pay atm, issue with online banking etc
    i was thinking to download pc control, but i remembred that the "server" application that runs in my pc, freezes the pc for 5 seconds, once every hour,.. ruins some games i play..

    so yea, im a bit pissed that microsoft chose another platform, whom already got lots of solutions
    10-17-2013 05:42 PM
  11. marcomura's Avatar
    Try ConnectMe... it works pretty well
    10-17-2013 05:47 PM
  12. rdubmu's Avatar
    I would think that they would want to release an app for Windows Phone first. I think it would make more sense. It would get people over to windows phone by having exclusive features. You don't see Apple developing for windows phone nor do you see Google trying to make an effort for Windows Phone. Microsoft is doing the right thing by getting people invested into their ecosystem on other platforms but these types of apps should be on Windows Phone first.

    We already have that app gap, Microsoft is contributing to it.
    iGeorge23, marcomura and John20212 like this.
    10-17-2013 05:51 PM
  13. inteller's Avatar
    you really want to use a remote desktop program on a tiny phone screen? they released it for iOS and android to run on TABLETS. and we already have it for windows 8.
    azcruz likes this.
    10-17-2013 05:56 PM
  14. marcomura's Avatar
    you really want to use a remote desktop program on a tiny phone screen? they released it for iOS and android to run on TABLETS. and we already have it for windows 8.
    Yes, I do.
    Don't even try saying there is no need for an rdp client in WP.
    DJCBS and iGeorge23 like this.
    10-17-2013 06:20 PM
  15. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    Try ConnectMe... it works pretty well
    its paid,i cant pay for apps atm

    and the trail makes it a bit useless...
    other wise its a fine app

    i wont say that its a bit expensive, but microsoft's app is free..
    10-17-2013 06:36 PM
  16. TechAbstract's Avatar
    I wonder if Microsoft employees even use WP8 or they are all using iOS and Android on their phones.
    10-17-2013 06:51 PM
  17. inteller's Avatar
    Yes, I do.
    Don't even try saying there is no need for an rdp client in WP.

    There is no need for an rdp client on WP when you have it working perfectly on a usable device like a Surface. There IS a need for remote management dashboards/control panels however that are better suited for the small screen.
    10-18-2013 07:07 AM
  18. David Lolohea's Avatar
    I have actually learnt to live with it, but i do believe their making progress in terms of supporting their own platform i mean look at the gdr 3 preview, i always just think of it this way, they release it on other platforms first then get feedback on the faults of it and then add it to windows phone, i know i know im delusional. But hey atleast i look at it in a positive light :')
    tgp likes this.
    10-18-2013 07:26 AM
  19. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I'm sure it is too. But that's no excuse to put your own product last. Makes no sense, at all.
    Well, to be fair to MS, iOS and Android have a lot more users than WP, and servers are a more important business to Micorsoft than phones. So it makes quite a lot of sense when you remember that they are a business.
    10-18-2013 09:13 AM
  20. drjekel_mrhyde's Avatar
    Hopefully if it's been built into blue or they are making a app for WP8 that's much easier to use and connect than iOS and Android. You have to go though a bunch of setting on the iOS version. Tried it on my mini and just gave up to try it tonight
    10-18-2013 09:27 AM
  21. DJCBS's Avatar
    I wonder if Microsoft employees even use WP8 or they are all using iOS and Android on their phones.
    I'm ready to bet many (if not the majority) are using Android and iOS.
    Of course, some will hide that under the excuse "Oh, I have to know what the competition is up to". Which also should worry us...if they're waiting for Android and iOS to come up with stuff so they can later copy it, it doesn't really speaks well in their behalf.
    paulxxwall likes this.
    10-18-2013 01:03 PM
  22. hprvez's Avatar
    Teamviewer is the best remote desktop app you'll ever see and it's been on the store since july
    10-18-2013 05:45 PM
  23. afgzee's Avatar
    They can go and screw themselves actually lost my 925 last week ordered a shiny new htc one blue. Went from 900 to 820 to 925. Just had enough of their crap.
    10-18-2013 06:06 PM
  24. MyNL822's Avatar
    There is no need for an rdp client on WP when you have it working perfectly on a usable device like a Surface. There IS a need for remote management dashboards/control panels however that are better suited for the small screen.
    Why would you need a remote control app on a surface? It is basically a computer in itself!
    10-18-2013 08:24 PM
  25. Phone Guy 4567's Avatar
    I understand why MS develops for other platforms and don't have any problem with them doing so, but to not release remote desktop on WP is just embarrassing. This is their own product and they don't care that it's not available on WP, yet I keep hearing about big bad Google not playing fair when it comes to the Youtube app. Google is a competitor and it makes sense for them to not develop for WP and it's small user base, nothing evil about it IMO. The fact that MS has consistently ignored it's own platform makes any criticism of other companies not developing for WP void of any merit IMO.

    The argument that MS will put the feature into the OS is the same one that comes up whenever Skype falls behind. Android had video messaging long before WP and people were saying they are probably integrating Skype into the OS, hasn't happened yet but the Skype app finally added video messaging long after its Android counterpart.
    tgp, marcomura, iGeorge23 and 1 others like this.
    10-18-2013 09:59 PM
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