1. k0de's Avatar
    Can 3rd apps scare away official apps developers from the wp8 platform? If yes in what way. If no then how. Please explain your answer.
    01-23-2014 06:52 PM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    I don't think so. I believe that if anything the attention created by third party apps can show services that there actually is a demand for WP apps. Look at Tinder, for example. Rudy Huyn launched his app (was it 6Tinder?) last week, and two days later he had to pull it due to complaints from Tinder. Today it was announced that he will be working with Tinder to bring an official Tinder app to WP. Similarly, when he brought us 6dagram, he worked with Instagram to make his app meet with their approval, and they allowed it once he made some changes, and not long after, Instagram was on WP.
    01-23-2014 10:12 PM
  3. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Can 3rd apps scare away official apps developers from the wp8 platform? If yes in what way. If no then how. Please explain your answer.
    There are some 3rd party apps the outclasses their official counterparts like 6tag (who am kidding? all of Rudy Huyn's apps) metrotube/mytube, proshot etc.
    But Microsoft needs to do something about these,
    Search results for "facebook" | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Look at the number of 3rd party Facebook apps available. Most of them are frauds, fakes and misguiding.
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    01-23-2014 10:30 PM
  4. hopmedic's Avatar
    Wow - I'd seen people complain about fake facebook apps, but I've never searched it myself. This is kind of a catch-22. Microsoft has taken the stand of not enforcing the IP rights of others, and I believe rightfully so, but that leaves this kind of thing possible. I don't believe it is Microsoft's job to enforce those IP rights, but at the same time, this causes a problem for them. I thought there was an article a while back saying that facebook had asked MS to remove those apps that were violating their rights, and Microsoft had done so. I looked at the first several on the search results, and they were all published in the past month. I'm going to take a guess and say that these developers re-published, or published after the time that facebook had made their complaint. There needs to be a better way, but I'm not sure what that way is.
    01-24-2014 08:31 AM

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