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  1. Sarathkumar Harikrishnan's Avatar
    we still don't have the option of sharing apps in WP8.1 mobile, which hinders people switch to windows platform.Its a major feature which everyone would welcome if it arrives in Windows 10 mobile.
    07-10-2015 05:27 AM
  2. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    To be really honest with you, I'm not crazy about, not at all....isn't it easier to point your friend to get it from store?
    Last edited by Teo Bartulovic; 07-10-2015 at 06:07 AM.
    07-10-2015 05:33 AM
  3. colinkiama's Avatar
    we still don't have the option of sharing apps in WP8.1 mobile, which hinders people switch to windows platform.Its a major feature which everyone would welcome if it arrives in Windows 10 mobile.
    What do you mean? Sharing the physical app package file? Because you can share store links to others.
    07-10-2015 06:04 AM
  4. realwarder's Avatar
    Windows 10 mobile does have a sideload apps option in the settings. Whatever that does.

    BUT, as a developer, apps should be purchased and not shared.
    07-10-2015 06:07 AM
  5. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    Not working in current build but it will in future and it will be limited to certain number of application for testing purpose, for everything else store is the way to go...
    07-10-2015 06:18 AM
  6. Sarathkumar Harikrishnan's Avatar
    when android users can share .apk file with other android users, why can't WP users??
    Going forward this will be an hindrance.
    07-10-2015 06:59 AM
  7. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    when android users can share .apk file with other android users, why can't WP users??
    Going forward this will be an hindrance.
    It is quite possible to implement such feature for freeware apps but as I said IMO there are no valuable objective arguments for implementing feature that will work only partially, some developers simply don't like idea of sharing installation files and therefore don't allow installing apps on SD crads for example...

    To fix this Microsoft will implement 'limited' side loading feature which will most probably satisfied both worlds, developers and end users... but of course, that's just my opinion...
    Last edited by Teo Bartulovic; 07-10-2015 at 08:01 AM.
    07-10-2015 07:29 AM
  8. hellboarder's Avatar
    Actually, I think what he would like to do, is share a purchased app across other devices (ie in your family). In Windows 8.1 on Windows RT or on PC that is possible, but not on the phone. Apple lets users do this across IOS as well as MACOS devices. Obvioulsy both MS and Apple place restrictions on the number of shared devices, but that's totally fine for me. For example Minecraft is $6.99, and I refuse to pay that over again for each of my kids.
    07-13-2015 10:02 AM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    Actually, I think what he would like to do, is share a purchased app across other devices (ie in your family). In Windows 8.1 on Windows RT or on PC that is possible, but not on the phone. Apple lets users do this across IOS as well as MACOS devices. Obvioulsy both MS and Apple place restrictions on the number of shared devices, but that's totally fine for me. For example Minecraft is $6.99, and I refuse to pay that over again for each of my kids.
    Windows 10 store app licenses permit sharing across 10 devices. Sign in using your store account on all your family phones...
    07-14-2015 08:11 AM

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