- Jun 18, 2015
Since ios and android have it
How much you care about that app
How much you care about that app
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I've never used Snapchat daily, but all of my friends are using it, so I do need it.
I don't really care about it... but then again I'm not some skinny pants American Eagle community college teen hipster who still doesn't know what they wanna be when they "grow up," I'm a married homeowner in his late twenties with children, multiple degrees, and a 55hr work week... I don't fit their target audience.
Not to say I haven't given it a shot. It's actually still installed on my Nexus 5 and iPhone 5... but everytime I use it I can't help but think "Why dear lord do I want this sucking up my battery? I could've sent the same junk in an MMS... and to anyone in my contact list, not just users of this app." There's been studies to show peoples my age on up simply are too old to *get into* Snapchat and I'm perfectly fine accepting that.
... even if I cared about self-destructive conversations, I'd want it to happen over a medium that wasn't proven to have security breaches (Cyber Dust would be my pick).
But that's not what matters... the crowd it appeals to is massive enough such that potential Windows Phone buyers can and will be turned off simply because Snapchat isn't here. There's a lot of money in that audience, and every day we're without Snapchat is a day we miss out on integral growth that we do need. Having a better, more secure destructive chat medium that isn't managed by a twerpy CEO doesn't matter if it's not the cool thing everyone's using... and while Snapchat may be a passing fad, it's popular now.
I think the % chance you pick a mobile ecosystem based on the availability of one or two Apps is inversely proportional to age expressed in emotional maturity.
So a friend of mine possess the question and a rant about people flipping through his phone's photos when ask he wanted to show them was that one. Looking for suggestions, I reply with XIM-a MS app that is cross platform.I even started a session and posted the link so anyone in the post can try it out.I agree, yes we begrudgingly need it.
That said, I use Xim. It is cross all platforms and WORKS even if the person/people you send to, don't have Xim. One great feature is I can send pictures to peoples phones, that don't have Xim, when I want to show off pictures that are on my phone. I don't have to pass my phone around.
Not one. Post ignored. All iPhone users.
That's the reality of it. Even if it solves their problem, these dummies will ignore the solution of it is associated with Microsoft.
And here rises the plague of conformity...
... and the reason I chose Windows Phone and happen to rather like Windows RT.
That depends on how important the apps are. A couple of my colleagues, who are developers and/or MVPs, and have probably already forgotten more than 99.999999999% of smartphone users will ever know, are switching mobile ecosystems for "one or two Apps".
Developers don't "need" apps, they need development tools. Otherwise, they are just like everyone else regardless of how much they know.
I think back over my more than 4 decades of developing and I cannot think of one app that I would need or that could have made my job easier.