- Nov 25, 2012
Oh and one I forgot - have the hardware search button include the phone itself and not just the internet. No brainer.
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Daniel just posted a really great editorial on what needs to be fixed right now in Windows Phone 8. He picked the top 8 issues that are most pressing for Windows Phone.
Read the article here.
For the lazy:
- Notification Center
- Universal Search
- 'X' to Close Apps
- Better Xbox Gaming
- Independent volume and profiles
- Fix Xbox Music and Video
Do yourself a favor and read the article so you can see the logic behind those concerns. In the meantime, I want to ask you what are some issues you want Microsoft to address right now?
One thing I'd love to see is tighter integration between all my devices: Xbox, Windows 8 devices (Desktop/laptop/Surface) and my Windows Phone gluing the whole experience together. For example bookmarks between my laptop and phone should sync, my browsing history should also sync between any device I use IE on.
Your turn What do you want in Windows Phone 8 right now?
Doesn't the back button close apps?
Google maps - i know gmaps is there, but I would prefer a native solution. I don't mind the bing maps or whatever, but Transit directions with timetables are a must have for me. I don't own a car and I live in NYC. Nokia drive is there now, but I don't drive. If I did, I'd just carry a dedicated GPS anyway.
Heck, Bing Maps has transit maps on their website, I don't see why the app doesn't have this. I depend on transit directions multiple times a day to get around.
The few NYC subway and transit apps in the store are okay, but look like garbage or scaled for lower resolutions. I haven't tried any of the paid apps yet.
I'm guessing you don't use categories. They do not show up on the phone.
May I suggest GMaps Pro, NYC Travel and Mango Transit? Not sure if you go back and forth to NJ, but if you do, PATH and NJ Transit Helper are very good additions. NYC Travel does have the map without the need to go into the PDF reader and the service updates are decent.