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  1. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Relax bro. Do one thing. Buy an Android smartphone (One plus one will be a nice choice) and use it till Windows store has all the apps that you want. Let's stop fighting.....
    Not fighting :) just look my signarure and you will see how much I'm into microsoft. since HP IPAQs.
    11-11-2015 03:13 PM
  2. Stephen Townsley's Avatar
    I agree. As a basic smartphone and a superb operating system Windowsphone and Windows 10 Mobile are great.

    However that is not enough. There is a an ecosystem of functionality that people are using mobile devices for. Even where a Windowsphone has an app the functions are sometimes months (or years) behind Android or IOS.

    Despite using Windowsphone for years and keeping a Lumia 930 around mostly I am using Android as my daily phone for pretty much the same reasons as you.
    11-11-2015 05:47 PM
  3. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I just bought the full wireless cameras NETGEAR ARLO today and when I got home to test. No apps for windows 10 mobile :(
    Now I will have to go back and return. There are any other cameras full wireless like the ARLO. Bummer :(
    11-11-2015 07:30 PM
  4. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I just bought the full wireless cameras NETGEAR ARLO today and when I got home to test. No apps for windows 10 mobile :(
    Now I will have to go back and return. There are any other cameras full wireless like the ARLO. Bummer :(
    Ask if they have plans for one. There should at least be a web version or windows version no? You can always remote desktop home.
    11-12-2015 06:03 AM
  5. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Ask if they have plans for one. There should at least be a web version or windows version no? You can always remote desktop home.
    I want o be able to use all functions remotely when I'm traveling. the web interface is not as good as the app
    11-12-2015 06:51 AM
  6. ohgood's Avatar
    Yogi tablet pro 2 has had GPS since 2014. Many different OEMs are releasing newer models that also contain it or can be added during build.

    1 Have you used chrome on a touch screen? I don't particularily enjoy it. A lot of websites like reddit or even wpcentral are a pain on a touch screen. If I have apps that can help me avoid it then I do. And while you are cynical, it's fine because you're one of the users that doesn't care to adapt and you have that choice.

    Of course MS has lost these users, because they fell behind. That's the whole purpose of them trying to regain those users through windows 10. And they will likely not get those users till they do solve the issue, and that's up to them. They certainly are trying this time around. They never really did previously. They took the wrong approaches no doubt.

    2 Yes, exactly people do want to make money off apps. Websites don't make people much money, especially since most people use adblockers. And obviously those companies who came to the game first are the ones with apps.

    Yes, it has been years, doing the wrong approach. So wrong that they wanted the CEO replaced and gave him a nice free card by making him resign gracefully. Plus Balmer was horrible with building relationships. He constantly attacked the competitors, that's not cool at all. They even did some studies that showed political candidates that do attack ads are less trusted and do more harm than good. But not sure if that was only within Canada.

    3 Anyways, you don't have to stay with MS if you truly dislike them so much. They may not always do things right but I do like their services. I used linux for a good 18 years. I switched to windows 10 because I actually liked it.

    1 i agree, reddit and wpcentral work very poorly with touchscreens / chrome. the vast majority though, work flawlessly. i'll dismiss that as badly designed websites, not a browser issue.

    2 if ads weren't jumping in front of my reading content, i wouldn't block them.... but i doubt 'good' ads will ever happen, so the adblock plugin stays up to date and working.

    3 you've misunderstood this. i don't want microsoft to fail, i want them to actually be a competitor in mobile. well, SOMEONE to compete with android and ios anyway. i don't actually care who it is, but another competitor (just occupying a very distant third place position is not competing) to keep google and apple on their toes. microsoft barely edges out palm for third right now, google and apple have nothing to worry about from microsoft. that's a shame, i WANT the benefits consumers can have by three players (or four) in the mobile market.
    Georgi Georgiev7 likes this.
    11-12-2015 07:06 AM
  7. luMia630's Avatar
    App gap wont be fixed over night, but i still believe in W10M in this, because of pure logic... If everything will be as MSFT said it will (thats of corse critical), if it would be a matter of few clicks to port any Android and iOS app into universal Windows app, which would than be availible to a wast audience of PC users and those few of us who love Windows Phone (mobile), I dont see a reason why wouldnt any developer exploit this chance for expansion into another market?... If it will be that easy, why not get milions of another costumers right?... On the other hand iam not developer and i dont know how this bussines work, so iam jast guessing based on what i understand MSFT is planing for Windows 10. Iam also sure that if all this will work as they said it wont be any time soon so we definitely need patience, but in the meantime, there are at least lots of third party apps to use... even though not for every app... (how i miss sketchbook from autodesk) :) (sorry for my english i am from czech republic and lazy :D)
    11-13-2015 05:51 AM
  8. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I have been noticing the app gap of late. My child's school uses a msg app that isn't available, the PTA have a calendar thing that doesn't work on WP. Gumtree doesn't work properly on the browser and there is no app. No app for Schpock. No PopJam app for my daughter. I am grateful for no Snapchat though, as it's the main tool for cyber bullying at my kid's school.
    My daughter is saving hard for an iPhone and this is the generation that WP is losing. Not one of her friends has a WP.
    ... and this is where the app gap is more pertinent, IMHO. Those seemingly innocuous regional apps: library, school-related, credit union, etc.
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    11-13-2015 06:36 AM
  9. sheldon cohn's Avatar
    The App gap is getting larger, watching TV advertising Apps that are only for Iphone or Android,
    makes we wonder if I have to start carrying 2 phones. I been writing in Feedback about this
    problem that the Apps need to be available for Windows phone. This will turn off potential phone
    buyers of Window phones, they are unable to provide apps that are needed. Security, TV apps to
    watch,and get the news and weather, bank apps (Chase and Bank of America). With the gap
    makes the phone worth less then the Iphone and Android.
    11-13-2015 09:09 AM
  10. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Another app. I bought Star Wars Battlefront and there is no companion app for Windows Mobile... Again.... Microsoft needs to work with the partners
    11-13-2015 02:42 PM
  11. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    The best way to help Windows to improve is to suggest something that Microsoft can do like providing inbuilt Wireless file sharing option on Windows (~AirDrop). But Microsoft cannot go to every new developers and request them to make apps. Even if they go to all the developers, there is no guarantee that some new developer will not skip Windows tomorrow. So the best way to improve the app situation is to make your OS so good that people will have to buy Windows phones and then the developers will follow the users.
    The only thing that CRYING about any particular app on this forum will do is to drive away the FUTURE POTENTIAL Windows phone users. They will get scared of this platform and never switch to this OS. Is that what we want?
    [I hope that this post will not be considered as TROLLING!]
    Last edited by Satish Singh; 11-14-2015 at 01:24 AM.
    11-14-2015 01:01 AM
  12. Jazmac's Avatar
    Another app. I bought Star Wars Battlefront and there is no companion app for Windows Mobile... Again.... Microsoft needs to work with the partners
    What does the companion do and why do you need it on a phone?
    libra89 likes this.
    11-14-2015 10:43 PM
  13. 707wpfan's Avatar
    Neither Draft Kings or Fan Duel have apps for WP and both are EXTREMELY popular in the US just turn on a TV commercials everywhere and even their own infomercials on direct TV
    The sites themselves don't work well on my 1520's
    11-15-2015 09:01 AM
  14. Lee B's Avatar
    I am bidding a sad farewell to WP. Ive replaced my Icon (a wonderful device in many ways) with an iPhone 6s. I thought I knew iOS pretty well because I have an iPad and Ive been providing tech support on my wifes iPhones and iPads for several years. But after a week, the 6s and iOS are cooler than I expected. I knew Id lose Qi charging and that Id have a couple of now-useless Lumia charging plates, but the transition was easy, everything works, and my personal app gap is gone.

    The one transition problem that took a while to fix was that I couldnt connect to my office Exchange server. I thought it was some obscure problem on the phone, and it took some Googling to figure out that it was a problem at the server end -- phones Ive owned over time (including an Android phone that I ditched within a month) had filled all 10 of the available device slots; deleting some long-dead phones from the list solved the problem.
    11-15-2015 09:44 PM
  15. FearL0rd's Avatar
    What does the companion do and why do you need it on a phone?
    Just check EA website. another game to get points and XP
    11-16-2015 07:30 AM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    Just check EA website. another game to get points and XP
    Here we go.
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    Check it for what? Let me just ask, are these points important or used to save money on games? Is that it?
    11-16-2015 08:20 AM
  17. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Here we go.
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    Check it for what? Let me just ask, are these points important or used to save money on games? Is that it?
    It ups your level when you plays competitive.

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    11-16-2015 10:09 AM
  18. garak0410's Avatar
    I am bidding a sad farewell to WP. I’ve replaced my Icon (a wonderful device in many ways) with an iPhone 6s. I thought I knew iOS pretty well because I have an iPad and I’ve been providing tech support on my wife’s iPhones and iPads for several years. But after a week, the 6s and iOS are cooler than I expected. I knew I’d lose Qi charging and that I’d have a couple of now-useless Lumia charging plates, but the transition was easy, everything works, and my personal app gap is gone.

    The one transition problem that took a while to fix was that I couldn’t connect to my office Exchange server. I thought it was some obscure problem on the phone, and it took some Googling to figure out that it was a problem at the server end -- phones I’ve owned over time (including an Android phone that I ditched within a month) had filled all 10 of the available device slots; deleting some long-dead phones from the list solved the problem.
    I did the same except went Note 5 but also decided to return Band and go with the LG Smartwatch. My heart is for WM10 to succeed but I've "waited" since the days of "Windows Mobile 6.5" and the "Zune" and all of the products I early adopted...I may return if the app gap improves.
    11-16-2015 11:31 AM
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    11-16-2015 11:36 AM
  20. garak0410's Avatar
    The lack of work/news on Astoria and Islandwood were big factors for me to go Android for now (I am on Verizon too)...I can't wait at the moment with some apps I do have to have for work. I so hope this will change but can't wait until deep into 2016. :(
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    11-16-2015 11:41 AM
  21. Jazmac's Avatar
    It ups your level when you plays competitive.

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    I understand that's important to online gamers so OK. I just didn't get the importance enough to make this a bulleted item. Maybe one day I suppose.
    11-16-2015 07:04 PM
  22. AVN37's Avatar
    Also, as of tonight, the HotelTonight app version for Windows Phone is discontinued... Just got the email.

    Recently Mint, now this, Astoria was my hope for the app gap but now with that dead, my long internal fight regarding what to get next is really pretty much decided towards Android... Partly because of other things like the price of the L950 but also because I'm tired of the missing apps. It's a sad goodbye, though.
    11-16-2015 07:23 PM
  23. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I understand that's important to online gamers so OK. I just didn't get the importance enough to make this a bulleted item. Maybe one day I suppose.
    This is just a example not priority
    11-16-2015 07:24 PM
  24. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Also, as of tonight, the HotelTonight app version for Windows Phone is discontinued... Just got the email.

    Recently Mint, now this, Astoria was my hope for the app gap but now with that dead, my long internal fight regarding what to get next is really pretty much decided towards Android... Partly because of other things like the price of the L950 but also because I'm tired of the missing apps. It's a sad goodbye, though.
    another one
    11-17-2015 09:30 AM
  25. Jazmac's Avatar
    Also, as of tonight, the HotelTonight app version for Windows Phone is discontinued... Just got the email.

    Recently Mint, now this, Astoria was my hope for the app gap but now with that dead, my long internal fight regarding what to get next is really pretty much decided towards Android... Partly because of other things like the price of the L950 but also because I'm tired of the missing apps. It's a sad goodbye, though.
    That's a heck of a situation but I don't blame you if you got to have that hotel app. Especially if you spend the majority of your life traveling where a hotel app is key. and that one is the only game in town, don't stay here. Just go. Sorry you didn't have another option.
    11-17-2015 08:02 PM
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