02-27-2016 10:56 AM
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  1. Visa Declined's Avatar
    Every time I hear the phrase "app gap" - I point the person who says it to this (now old) article.

    Almost a million fake apps are targeting your phone | Computerworld
    Reading the article, they're getting that huge number of fake apps from Chinese stores that aren't Google Play. They do go on to list a few that they did get from Google Play, but the article is deceiving.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-07-2016 12:40 AM
  2. buddy007's Avatar
    I reported all the fake apps.
    02-07-2016 02:51 AM
  3. Juan Rosado Casanova's Avatar
    I dont believe the app gap. Just because some are used to using apps from iOS and Android and cant find them for Windows they say its a gap. Not all apps can be used for Windows because some of these apps using settings that Microsoft wont allow access that could damage your device if install or update goes wrong. If Windows survives you will beging to se apps from other OS and unique to Windows.
    02-07-2016 08:19 AM
  4. adrian1338's Avatar
    If you don't believe the app gap you must use very little common apps :)
    02-07-2016 09:20 AM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    If you don't believe the app gap you must use very little common apps :)
    Like what? Facebook and Twitter are already on the Windows Store and before you say SnapChat, that will never happen. There may well be apps used for work like Good but even the majority of those are on Windows as well.
    02-07-2016 11:27 AM
  6. Rising Mos's Avatar
    Look at all the choice. http://i.imgur.com/dOF478R.png
    You can report apps nnow even if you are not the developer. Take advantage of that and let's clean the store ourselves.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-07-2016 11:40 AM
  7. Krystianpants's Avatar
    You can report apps nnow even if you are not the developer. Take advantage of that and let's clean the store ourselves.
    I once persistently kept reporting an app that copied line cubeheroes. Two weeks of a few reports every day before they removed it. I even had people from reddit reporting it hah.

    It shouldn't have even made it there in the first place. It would be cool if there was a subreddit on reddit for identifying and reporting fake apps. I'm sure it would also gain some media attention given the users have to take over what MS should be doing.
    02-07-2016 11:54 AM
  8. Jazmac's Avatar
    I did as you suggested and I found one app called "Lifeline..." with three dots. It wasn't by Dave Justice and it cost 99 cents. It also had no stars and no ratings at all.
    This must be a fake app? I don't think it would fool me, but I agree if it is fake, it should not be in the store.
    Back when I looked for Lifeline in the store, there were 5 of them.
    02-07-2016 12:23 PM
  9. adrian1338's Avatar
    Like what? Facebook and Twitter are already on the Windows Store and before you say SnapChat, that will never happen. There may well be apps used for work like Good but even the majority of those are on Windows as well.
    Just any advertised app in the television really in the UK. than again coffee shops and banks
    02-08-2016 07:24 AM
  10. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Banks.
    02-08-2016 07:25 AM
  11. tk-093's Avatar
    Banks, Credit Unions, Snap Chat, Facebook (I know Facebook is there, but I'm talking on par with the iOS and Android features) just about any new game that comes out...

    It's all good though. I'm just using a Note 5 with Cortana, the office products, Grove Music and Outlook for my Live.com email. It's basically my surface phone (it has a pen which I use a lot.)

    The live tile setup is still by far the smoothest, quickest way to navigate a phone, but until Microsoft brings that to Android I'll have to live without it I guess.. sadly.
    xandros9 and a_i like this.
    02-08-2016 10:16 AM
  12. devinlars's Avatar
    I've been using WP since version 7 (loved that Lumia 900) I've never had an issue with an app gap. I'd never use a banking app because I work in IT and totally understand security risks. Even when my bank did offer an app (Chase) I checked it out and then deleted it, too risky if I lost my phone. When I started using WP on that L900 I noticed the app gap went the other way for certain things, mainly Office functions and games (i.e. Wordament) I was bummed when I saw them release that on other platforms, and once they started doing that WP starting it's slow decline.
    I'll be using WP/WM for as long as I can but they seriously need to ramp up their efforts to make it as "cool" as WP 7 once was, seriously that version was so "cool" it was gaining steam faster than android for a short time, the ads were great and MS was finally cool again, app gap didn't even enter into the equation because tons of developers were on board so people were willing to wait. (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, etc.)
    I realize that Satya is directly behind the slow down/murder of W10M and that he needs to up-staff that department and pronto but I also believe that since there IS more development for W10 (desktop that is) that if they can release another stunning/effective mobile device
    (rooting for Panos' Phone!!!)
    then those devolopers can easily "check the box" for making their apps mobile and that should seriously help that app gap.
    Until then I am happy but I miss the quality/coolness of my L900 and L1520 (I broke that one)
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-09-2016 07:15 AM
  13. Paisley Pirate's Avatar
    This article is about fake apps on google android.

    How observant... my very point, in point of fact. That there are a "million" apps on some other phone OS's... but that a lot of them are headless or fake...

    So claiming x OS is "better" because it has "more apps" is like saying a phone book for Manhattan is better than a dictionary because it has more words...

    the other thing going on (especially in google play) are "zombie apps" - apps that no longer have support, but yet, there they are, in the app store, daring you to download them... but since they puff up the "app count" - they stay in...
    neo158 likes this.
    02-12-2016 08:55 PM
  14. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    lol

    Microsoft and the spammers, right here:

    Attachment 121900
    02-13-2016 06:12 AM
  15. rhapdog's Avatar
    I believe that if Windows 10 Mobile ever gets app parity with regard to banking and medical apps (apps for doctors, nurses, emt, etc.) then that alone would be enough for 90% to ignore the so-called app gap. We'll have to wait a few more years to see if Windows 10 can bring it all to the table. I'm hoping it does, but I'll stick with it regardless. If I were needing that stuff for me, I'd already have something else anyway. I'd just like to see it so others can experience my favorite UI.
    02-14-2016 04:40 PM
  16. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I believe that if Windows 10 Mobile ever gets app parity with regard to banking and medical apps (apps for doctors, nurses, emt, etc.) then that alone would be enough for 90% to ignore the so-called app gap. We'll have to wait a few more years to see if Windows 10 can bring it all to the table. I'm hoping it does, but I'll stick with it regardless. If I were needing that stuff for me, I'd already have something else anyway. I'd just like to see it so others can experience my favorite UI.
    My admittedly arrogant take on it: it doesn't hurt my feelings much if some business doesn't have an app for Windows. But if they also don't have a decent enough website that I can use to get things done from my mobile device running MS Edge, then I take that as proof that they don't want my money. I can find someone else to do business with.
    rhapdog and mkKozak like this.
    02-21-2016 11:06 PM
  17. memmerp's Avatar
    I don't care about the social stuff, but the real app gap is in business apps. Banking and business tools are just not there. Popular apps are missing too and still don't know why there isn't a youtube app. Hate all the bootleg YT apps.
    02-23-2016 08:31 PM
  18. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I don't care about the social stuff, but the real app gap is in business apps. Banking and business tools are just not there. Popular apps are missing too and still don't know why there isn't a youtube app. Hate all the bootleg YT apps.
    Google owns YouTube. Google doesn't do WP or W10M apps. No google+, no YouTube, no decent google search app, nothing.
    02-23-2016 08:42 PM
  19. emjey's Avatar
    Google owns YouTube. Google doesn't do WP or W10M apps. No google+, no YouTube, no decent google search app, nothing.
    MS own app YAMMAR app sucks in Wp but is awesome in android and iOS
    02-23-2016 08:49 PM
  20. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    MS own app YAMMAR app sucks in Wp but is awesome in android and iOS
    and?
    02-23-2016 08:57 PM
  21. Dr_Henry_Killinger's Avatar
    The only time I ever see mention of the total numbers of apps in the various stores is when people are making excuses for the shoddy state of the Windows store. I doubt the raw number is much of a selling point either way.
    02-27-2016 10:56 AM
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