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  1. Jakoh's Avatar
    Hi,
    Google announced instant app on android.

    I think google is realizing, apps are lowering their ad revenue.

    I like the concept, could this possibly benefit windows 10? Since the app runs in the browser, without install? Can the apps be universalized?
    02-15-2017 07:23 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Just because one company tries out an idea doesn't mean all the rest should also jump on it. Microsoft has numerous unique concepts and ideas which fit into Microsoft's strategy and vision and not because they need to copy others. IF MS sees the need to tr out a similar concept, it would most likley appear with insiders
    libra89 likes this.
    02-15-2017 11:15 PM
  3. madcursor's Avatar
    Instant apps use a lot of Google's apis so it's unlikely they will be cross platform compatible.
    As for the more general idea of cross platform web apps, there have been some effort towards that by Mozilla for its Firefox OS and by Ubuntu, but none of it worked out so far, they are still too slow to work properly compared to native apps. Safe to say we won't see anything like that in near future.
    02-16-2017 05:51 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I think that W10M has bigger issues before we worry about "nice to haves" . I don't think it is something that we need before the basics.
    02-16-2017 10:06 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I think that W10M has bigger issues before we worry about "nice to haves" . I don't think it is something that we need before the basics.
    I have to agree with this. W10M needs to still learn to walk properly and you're asking for it to start sprinting. Slowly and surely wins the race, apparently.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-17-2017 01:36 AM
  6. shmsnh's Avatar
    I might be wrong, but couldn't a part of this be handled by bots (on Skype) and such?
    02-17-2017 05:21 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    I might be wrong, but couldn't a part of this be handled by bots (on Skype) and such?
    I'm not sure there's much overlap between those.

    Instant apps are about improving the user experience if they're on a webpage.

    Bots are about handling and parsing text information to do tasks, if I understand them correctly.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-17-2017 08:16 AM
  8. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    If you read it carefully, instant apps need Google Play Services Framework, which simply isn't on Windows. So no-go!
    02-17-2017 09:28 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I think that W10M has bigger issues before we worry about "nice to haves" . I don't think it is something that we need before the basics.
    I agree with you. But at the same time, an OS developer can't operate strictly under this frame of thinking. The way technology works, the "nice to haves" often become "must haves" over time. It's the nature of technology in a competitive market.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-17-2017 09:40 AM
  10. madcursor's Avatar
    I agree with you. But at the same time, an OS developer can't operate strictly under this frame of thinking. The way technology works, the "nice to haves" often become "must haves" over time. It's the nature of technology in a competitive market.
    Also, with windows mobile where it is, cross platform compatible apps are one of the few ways the platform can close the app gap. Instant apps don't fit this bill, but they certainly are a small step in that direction.
    libra89 and Jakoh like this.
    02-20-2017 11:02 PM
  11. Jakoh's Avatar
    Also, with windows mobile where it is, cross platform compatible apps are one of the few ways the platform can close the app gap. Instant apps don't fit this bill, but they certainly are a small step in that direction.
    This was my unsaid intention. i m surprised people didnt get it, shouldnt microsoft be working on standardizing this because it will help their system have more quality connected "apps"
    02-22-2017 06:57 PM
  12. madcursor's Avatar
    This was my unsaid intention. i m surprised people didnt get it, shouldnt microsoft be working on standardizing this because it will help their system have more quality connected "apps"
    I believe Microsoft is working towards that goal in it's own way by promoting Cortana. I think they believe the future of most apps is virtual assistants. To what extent that is true only time will tell.
    I also should mention that a lot of good work towards cross platform web apps is being done by the Linux communities, mainly for Ubuntu phones and Microsoft along with many other software companies are involved in such projects to a small extent. They may finally be able to develop good web apps that can be used on any platform.
    02-23-2017 12:20 AM
  13. Jakoh's Avatar
    I also should mention that a lot of good work towards cross platform web apps is being done by the Linux communities, mainly for Ubuntu phones and Microsoft along with many other software companies are involved in such projects to a small extent. They may finally be able to develop good web apps that can be used on any platform.
    Is there an official project? Next gen HTML?
    That reminds me, that is how nokia failed, relying on the mobile web...
    well that and google stealing Java but making it incompatible with real Java and leaving Nokia out of the mix, Nokia at the time ran Java Apps on all their platforms. I can't believe the jury keep awarding google the win on that case, they need a competent jury. They should make them pay their profits to Oracle and all people who got left out that supported Java at the time.
    Last edited by Jakoh; 03-01-2017 at 03:52 PM.
    03-01-2017 03:32 PM

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