1. blaqui999's Avatar
    I was looking in UserVoice for Windows Phone, and I read this:
    "Allow Windows Phone apps to run in Windows 10 tablets and PC's"

    What do you think about that, guys? Would be it good for Windows ecosystem?
    02-28-2015 06:25 PM
  2. Alain_A's Avatar
    isn't it the way it will be with windows 10????...whatever run on one system will run on every other system?????
    the_moesiah likes this.
    02-28-2015 06:42 PM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ That's not the complete story. Universal apps are only as universal as devs want them to be. Although a universal app may technically run on desktops, tablets and phones, it will still require some additional work for the app to present an acceptable UI on each form factor. Nobody will force devs to do that work, so such an app may still only run on phones.

    I suspect this feature request is asking MS to allow even those apps specifically and intentionally restricted to phones (incl. non-universal phone apps) to run on other devices, using the phone UI and perhaps in a fixed size window.

    I understand this desire. I just think the phone UI on a larger screen or non-touch device would make for a very poor UX.

    Considering we're now so close to W10, I'd say MS would do better to ignore this particular request and let universal apps partially solve it when W10 is released.

    That means not all phone apps would run on larger devices, but those that do will at least always provide an acceptable UX.
    Guytronic and TechFreak1 like this.
    03-01-2015 03:55 AM
  4. ajaya p's Avatar
    I hope universal store comes with big store such as Android's play store.
    now windows phone store is very small not available many apps for windows phone. And I hope Microsoft cut many limitations to work many apps in our phones.
    always developers disappointed to make windows phone apps to see the windows phone limitations.
    03-01-2015 04:23 AM
  5. blaqui999's Avatar
    This is the uservoice link
    03-01-2015 05:40 AM
  6. Grimlock's Avatar
    Windows Phone apps in PCs are not very useful- who wants to use an app made for touch interface on a desktop? Granted, there are a few apps that are mobile only but PC users want to use PC applications or their web browsers. On the flip side mobile users don't want to use PC applications.

    I really think MS needs tablets to run the Windows Phone OS (been saying this since they introduced RT). I'm referring to tablets that are small and really only going to be used touch only, not the 2 in 1 devices that will continue to run Windows 8 or 10.

    They need to keep them separate so they can optimize them for each platform, not merge them so they end up compromising on both just for the sake of uniformity (i.e. Internet Explorer on WP10 with the address bar at the top). Keeping them separate doesn't mean they can't work together seamlessly, in fact they already do.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-02-2015 05:29 PM
  7. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I guess in theory you still couldtry a scaled render of the windows 10 for phones app on a windows 10 platform. The question I have then is why? With univeral apps you kind of have that option anyway. I think in the long run having a windows 10 phone app run on winodws 10 does not make sense. I think you want want to use at least half to the full screen real estate. It's funtion following form.
    03-04-2015 04:48 AM

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