04-12-2017 03:04 AM
30 12
tools
  1. tgp's Avatar
    If we want the apps, we as a collective need to consistently bug the developers of the apps we want, not once and then complain for a couple years that they won't do it. If we as a collective kept bugging each month, not a handful of us, a significant portion of us, then they would take notice. A single tweet here and there from a couple people isn't going to do anything.
    It is true that we need to make ourselves heard. There is a flip side to this though; sometimes customers can become more of a hassle than they're worth. A business never likes to lose a customer, but sometimes it is willing to make an exception. A customer who is never satisfied is sometimes not worth it.

    "The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but it is also the first one to be replaced."

    Another thing to consider is that W10M still has stability issues. Did it ever cross your mind that it might be difficult to make solid high quality apps due to the OS? I think the fault lies more with Microsoft at this point.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-10-2017 10:14 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    In the end, I believe raw adoption is what draws developers. In other words, when more folks use the platform, there won't be a need to goad developers into supporting the platform.
    That's exactly the outlook that created this vicious loop in the first place. Windows on phones cannot gain market share because developers will not develop apps for Windows on phones, and developers will not develop apps for Windows on phones because the market share is so low.
    04-11-2017 09:45 PM
  3. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    That's exactly the outlook that created this vicious loop in the first place. Windows on phones cannot gain market share because developers will not develop apps for Windows on phones, and developers will not develop apps for Windows on phones because the market share is so low.
    Yep... it's the catch-22 of mobile OS adoption.

    BB10 had the same problem.
    04-11-2017 11:25 PM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    In the end, I believe raw adoption is what draws developers. In other words, when more folks use the platform, there won't be a need to goad developers into supporting the platform.
    Well the UWP is fine then. Windows 10 home and pro have plenty of adoption, and windows tablets are the fastest (maybe even the only) growing sector in tablets. It's not like touch friendly UWP apps are only written for mobile devices :P They work really well even on full desktop, because they are so lightweight.

    I use UWP over win32, where ever there is the option, on both my devices, neither of them phones. Raw speed and minimal interface suits most functions.

    And I use my tablet, 100% touch only (in desktop mode, no less)

    Mobile just needs the extremely probably incoming intergration into full windows 10, so it can run chrome extensions (which are pretty much apps and can run stand alone), and full win32 apps (some of which are scalable, not many, but some).

    The store is growing pretty fast regardless. It was as small as BBW two years ago, to my eye. Now, 2 years after windows 10 release, its got some noticeably increased numbers.

    To my eye, developers aren't leaving, they are coming. Maybe its the porting suites. Maybe its the take up of windows 10 desktop. Whatever the case, its working.
    Last edited by Drael646464; 04-12-2017 at 03:02 AM.
    04-12-2017 02:48 AM
  5. Drael646464's Avatar
    That's exactly the outlook that created this vicious loop in the first place. Windows on phones cannot gain market share because developers will not develop apps for Windows on phones, and developers will not develop apps for Windows on phones because the market share is so low.
    UWP doesn't depend on mobile marketshare. That's the beauty of what Microsoft has done, by leveraging other platforms and making the app platform universal across them (as well as making it damned easy to port).
    04-12-2017 03:04 AM
30 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-09-2017, 08:56 AM
  2. Surface Book nice
    By carmamir in forum Microsoft Surface Book
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-2017, 01:10 AM
  3. How to install windows 10 in lumia 730?
    By Prakash Kandasamy in forum Windows 10
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-07-2017, 12:09 AM
  4. Courage to innovate in UI / UX?
    By RJ Priest in forum Ask Dan!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2017, 11:30 PM
  5. how to install windows 10 in nokia lumia 730
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2017, 11:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD