08-20-2016 07:42 AM
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  1. PGrey's Avatar
    I'm close to the same, since my CU decided to require the AU build for their new UWP app. I talked to them, and they cited some security fixes, for requiring a phone with the AU.
    This is going to mean either buying a new phone for my daughter, or hacking the 1020, to see if it runs AU okay.

    I'm looking at the 6P, which means I could choose to go with FI, eventually, and solve my WiFi calling issue, a big deal for me in the winter.

    I also noticed my little Bluetooth tracker/camera gadget quit working after the AU too, and the app is no longer in the store either, the Mynt app.

    No one would accuse me of being a "heavy" app user, in fact most would consider me ridiculously light, I think, but a few are needed, or why have a "smartphone", if you have to start going to the bank again to deposit checks, and more...
    08-17-2016 04:56 PM
  2. Raygreen3's Avatar
    I was a late comer to the Windows Phone. I actually had the Windows Blackjack and liked it until I played with a iPhone 3G, I was quickly drawn to the iPhone touch screen icon world. I then moved to the iPhone 4S and then I thought I try the Galaxy S5. Then I finally got a Lumia 520 because it literally was $30 on the AT&T network. Then 7 months later I got the 640 for $40.

    I hate seeing the few good apps leaving the Windows platform. I dread going back to my Galaxy S5, I have used it from time to time, but love the features that Windows Phone has especially like some of the new features of Windows 10 like being able to access the flashlight from the lock screen and outlook calendar and there are a number of other enhancements. But now Amazon and MyfitnessPal really are making me worried that I may have to give up.

    MFP is still working on my phone. I can log my weight and add my meals and scan foods still. I really wish they would make it possible to side load Android apps.
    08-17-2016 11:12 PM
  3. cory1717's Avatar
    We need a new windows 10 app of this
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    08-17-2016 11:28 PM
  4. PGrey's Avatar
    A Win10 app of what?

    Anyways, yeah, I'm a long time Win Phone guy, from the very first phones.
    I can live with minimal apps, no problem, but I'm not sure I can live with no apps.

    There's also the stability of-late, ever since the AU, the releases seem to get worse and worse, it almost seems like they've stopped even core-testing, such as Bluetooth, but it's hard to say.

    I'm hanging on for now anyway, curious about what the Nexus 6P predecessor will be, and thinking about options. I really want a non-carrier-branded phone, but want to have WiFi calling, for a winter scenario I have a lot (no cell, but strong WiFi), so I may change OS and carriers, who knows (I've been with AT&T for a long time, but I think they're falling behind the times now, despite having good coverage).
    I really dislike Verizon, like TMobile a lot, but their coverage is terrible in WA state, and surrounding, so who knows. I'm looking seriously at Fi, it's an excellent way to have pretty much all the carriers, and WiFi call/text, but obviously limited in other ways.
    I really wish MS had done something similar to Fi, I thought they were going to, before things sort of imploded in terms of their mobile world...
    David Puffer and Joe920 like this.
    08-18-2016 12:15 AM
  5. 11B1P's Avatar
    .....or why have a "smartphone", if you have to start going to the bank again to deposit checks, and more...
    In all seriousness, what's with all the "depositing checks" talk. Small business you run out of your home? Work for a small company that doesn't offer direct deposit?

    MFP is still working on my phone. I can log my weight and add my meals and scan foods still.
    What do you mean scan your food?
    08-18-2016 05:57 PM
  6. paul87russell's Avatar
    oh wow...another one bites the dust.. :(
    08-18-2016 09:20 PM
  7. PGrey's Avatar
    In all seriousness, what's with all the "depositing checks" talk. Small business you run out of your home? Work for a small company that doesn't offer direct deposit?
    No, stupid stuff, like my Mom (older, doesn't want to have a Paypal account and such), wants stuff of eBay, odd little things, and keeps stepping it up, so I'm her "clearing house".
    I try to tell her not to send me anything, or if she must, save them up, but she literally sends me checks for every little thing, and pesters me, endlessly (she still manually balances their checkbooks) until I deposit them. The banking app has made my life soooo much easier in the past couple of years.

    Then I got a refund check from my insurance the other day, stuff, like that, here and there. My CU closed it's nearby branch, so it's a pain to actually deposit them, but their app works great, takes maybe 10 seconds to deposit, how awesome is that.

    They also have a couple of other features that are much simpler with the app, so I use it more than I'll admit, being a self-proclaimed-low-use-app-guy, for the most part ;-]

    I use the AT&T location app too, when I have signal problems, it's remarkably handy, but mostly broken in the current build, and they say they're not going to fix it, anytime soon (completely different issue, I suppose, but irritating, nonetheless).

    Oh yeah, my Bluetooth phone/keychain finder app, that's a HUGE bummer, not that I really lose either very often, but it's really nice to find the other, if/when I misplace them. That one appears to be gone period, so it's pretty much a paper-weight now.

    I think I have about 15-20 apps, between my IoT stuff and all, but most of them don't have good browser replacements, so when they're gone, well...

    I feel pretty petty though, when I see people using an app to keep track of diabetic calorie margins and the like though, that's obviously a real "life/death" deal, and has got to be rough to start over, and hope your new solution is stable....
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    08-19-2016 04:01 AM
  8. Keith White Jr's Avatar



    What do you mean scan your food?
    MFP has a barcode scanner to easily find the food you are adding. It is very helpful.
    08-19-2016 07:33 AM
  9. Aamir Mustafa's Avatar
    Can any one tell me what is its alternative?
    08-19-2016 08:30 AM
  10. SteelSteve's Avatar
    I noticed that today too!
    That was the final straw. I just pre-ordered the Samsung Note7.
    Yeah I've been with Windows since the Nokia Lumia 710. My company made me move to Verizon so I'm now on the Moto Z Force. Still prefer the Windows OS, but at least now I have all the apps back I've been loosing over the last few years.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-19-2016 08:23 PM
  11. 11B1P's Avatar
    MFP has a barcode scanner to easily find the food you are adding. It is very helpful.
    LOL, yes, I used it all the time. I was thinking about the FatSecret app for WP, which doesn't have the barcode scanner.
    08-20-2016 04:15 AM
  12. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    LOL, yes, I used it all the time. I was thinking about the FatSecret app for WP, which doesn't have the barcode scanner.
    It sure doesn't! And I cant find anything with it's search engine!! That app is driving me crazy!
    08-20-2016 07:42 AM
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