06-08-2017 06:32 AM
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  1. Drael646464's Avatar
    OSMeta has nothing to do with UWP. It's Facebooks own cross platform development kit
    So do they use that to make their FB, messenger UWP apps? Or not at all?

    Someone mentioned it, and I'm just wondering what the process is, for getting their app from its normal codebase, over to UWP. Clearly it hasn't been too straightforward, otherwise they wouldn't still be working the UI out, and splitting the dev streams.
    05-22-2017 07:04 AM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    You have to factor in the economic values! Facebook is a 250 billion dollar company, Kodi isn't. It's ultra easy for Facebook to hire 1 single person to deliver updates to the app every now and then, but they don't.
    Market value shouldn't really factor in too much here. It's not so much a matter of if a company can afford it or not. If it pencils, they'll do it. If not, they won't. That is where "economic value" factors in!
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    05-22-2017 07:12 AM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    You have to factor in the economic values! Facebook is a 250 billion dollar company, Kodi isn't. It's ultra easy for Facebook to hire 1 single person to deliver updates to the app every now and then, but they don't.
    We don't really know who's working on what. They have split development branches, maybe there's an actual dev reason for that? (like for example, they are getting scaling working on the main branch, before they can merge the code or something). I mean I am not a coder, nor am I familiar with their codebase - I ain't got a clue. But I don't think anyone really knows in these situations, unless FB actually says something about it.

    MFST owns 1.3 percent of facebook, which probably doesn't hurt, in terms of Fb, WhatsApp, and Instagram on windows.
    05-22-2017 07:24 AM
  4. snikito's Avatar
    Market value shouldn't really factor in too much here. It's not so much a matter of if a company can afford it or not. If it pencils, they'll do it. If not, they won't. That is where "economic value" factors in!
    They continue to support Instagram and WhatsApp for Windows though, so this doesn't make sense!
    05-22-2017 07:36 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    They continue to support Instagram and WhatsApp for Windows though, so this doesn't make sense!
    True, but maybe they figure it pays to support Instagram and WhatsApp, but not Facebook. Maybe there are technical issues with Facebook. Maybe Facebook users use the website (although I doubt that's the reality on mobile). I have no idea!
    snikito and libra89 like this.
    05-22-2017 07:57 AM
  6. BrunoMG's Avatar
    Does anybody know if indeed the current Facebook app in w10m will have updates in the future?
    05-22-2017 08:08 AM
  7. snikito's Avatar
    We all need an answer to this question but nobody knows. My personal opinion is no, but the OP for example thinks that they are trying to make a UWP apps so we'll see updates.
    05-22-2017 08:13 AM
  8. milkyway's Avatar
    So do they use that to make their FB, messenger UWP apps? Or not at all?

    Someone mentioned it, and I'm just wondering what the process is, for getting their app from its normal codebase, over to UWP. Clearly it hasn't been too straightforward, otherwise they wouldn't still be working the UI out, and splitting the dev streams.
    Yes, they created their apps with OSMeta. That's why they are such bloated apps that require way to much processing power. They are just ports and even look like iOS apps on W10M
    05-22-2017 08:15 AM
  9. Drael646464's Avatar
    Yes, they created their apps with OSMeta. That's why they are such bloated apps that require way to much processing power. They are just ports and even look like iOS apps on W10M
    So they are originally ios apps? (and thus probably ported via islandwood). That would explain the incomplete UWP-ness and split development branches. They slapped it together, which some vague intention of finishing it properly but haven't got around to it yet.

    I guess the Instagram and WhatsApp teams are different leadership. Or maybe less based in OSmeta...
    05-22-2017 08:26 AM
  10. snikito's Avatar
    WhatsApp is a native app. Instagram is an OSMeta app and that's why I wanted to say to @milkyway that OSMeta is not the problem, it's the lack of stability and optimisation updates by Facebook. Yes, the teams are different but still, someone at Facebook has decided to not update their main apps and update only Instagram and WhatsApp. Finally, once again, no, it's not a project Islandwood app, if it was, it would be universal too which it isn't.
    05-22-2017 09:06 AM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    WhatsApp is a native app. Instagram is an OSMeta app and that's why I wanted to say to @milkyway that OSMeta is not the problem, it's the lack of stability and optimisation updates by Facebook. Yes, the teams are different but still, someone at Facebook has decided to not update their main apps and update only Instagram and WhatsApp. Finally, once again, no, it's not a project Islandwood app, if it was, it would be universal too which it isn't.
    So they are bridging themselves, when they already have an ios app? OSMeta must have some cross-platform abilities for UWP, or that's just weird.
    05-22-2017 09:39 AM
  12. snikito's Avatar
    Don't try to understand Facebook tactics, they seem to be completely out of their minds. They retired the Windows Phone 8.1 app, messaging every single user to move to their "new" Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile apps which themselves have never updated, and have decided that they need 2GB of RAM, which only 2 Windows Phones have right now. They also mentioned calls as a thing that they can "no longer support" on old apps, when clearly their new app doesn't support either.
    Drael646464 and eddieDOTexe like this.
    05-22-2017 09:42 AM
  13. Rich Edmonds's Avatar
    It does my head in how WhatsApp is constantly updated and Fb + Messenger is not. It has to be part of a unified plan for the latter two but to leave it this long is just bizarre.
    05-23-2017 04:40 PM
  14. eddieDOTexe's Avatar
    Maybe the betas are islandwood ports in testing
    05-23-2017 05:58 PM
  15. snikito's Avatar
    It does my head in how WhatsApp is constantly updated and Fb + Messenger is not. It has to be part of a unified plan for the latter two but to leave it this long is just bizarre.
    And there is no way to contact Facebook or get an answer that they've stopped development or not. I would believe there is a plan to make true unified app if I saw some effort at least in the beta apps but there is no update for them either.
    05-23-2017 06:54 PM
  16. ttsoldier's Avatar
    It does my head in how WhatsApp is constantly updated and Fb + Messenger is not. It has to be part of a unified plan for the latter two but to leave it this long is just bizarre.
    They do update the apps.. Just not mobile :)

    I recently got updates for Facebook,Facebook Beta and Messenger Beta on my Surface Pro4.
    05-24-2017 07:39 PM
  17. Sedp23's Avatar
    They do update the apps.. Just not mobile :)

    I recently got updates for Facebook,Facebook Beta and Messenger Beta on my Surface Pro4.
    Nothing on mobile in about 8 months now

    Sent from Idol 4s
    06-04-2017 07:46 PM
  18. Eplak's Avatar
    After the new reveal of CShell combined with WoA (Windows on ARM), it may look promising that the desktop apps are eventually gonna run on mobile. I'm hopeful!
    Sedp23 likes this.
    06-05-2017 12:20 PM
  19. pmartineau's Avatar
    should we use Facebook or Facebook beta on Windows 10 pc?
    06-06-2017 01:14 PM
  20. Eplak's Avatar
    should we use Facebook or Facebook beta on Windows 10 pc?
    As far as i can see, there are only visual differences, so it is up to you. The non-beta one is probably more stable (or at least it should be).

    Facebook vs Facebook (Beta):
    nonbeta-vs-beta.jpg
    06-06-2017 04:19 PM
  21. snikito's Avatar
    After the new reveal of CShell combined with WoA (Windows on ARM), it may look promising that the desktop apps are eventually gonna run on mobile. I'm hopeful!
    This won't solve our W10M problems. We are not going to get this update.
    06-06-2017 05:10 PM
  22. Eplak's Avatar
    This won't solve our W10M problems. We are not going to get this update.
    Oh, nice to know :) Are you some sort of Microsoft employee, since you are sitting on this information?

    I believe that previous handsets (At least the 950s and HP and Alactel) is gonna get the CShell, but that is pure speculation from my side.
    06-07-2017 06:23 PM
  23. snikito's Avatar
    If they intended to give us 16xxx builds they wouldn't have split mobile into a different branch, this makes no sense.
    06-08-2017 02:52 AM
  24. milkyway's Avatar
    If they intended to give us 16xxx builds they wouldn't have split mobile into a different branch, this makes no sense.
    I'm with you. Existing phones will probably get the "official" feature2 update and that will be end of the line. The split probably happended because of the "new iteration of W10M"
    06-08-2017 06:32 AM
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