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  1. Krystianpants's Avatar
    It's funny the other day I saw like 10 apps called "guide to whatsapp" in different variants. From 2.99 to 4.99. What? People buy this stuff?
    I guess they never heard of the web. This stuff shouldn't even be considered an app. There's so much of that kind of bs. I still hate the search part. I will search for something I know is in the store but if I don't use the exact name, who knows what will show up. I mean Microsoft are behind MSSQL! They should know how to do queries properly.

    There is a lot of annoying stuff about Windows phone no doubt. But its saviour is how awesome the start screen concept is. The amount of custom tailoring and artistic ingenuity that can go into it makes it the best OS in my opinion. Unfortunately function has always suffered and while windows 8.1.1 is fantastic with adding more functionality and allowing it to compete with the others, there are still areas that are behind. I know it's not easy for them as they are probably constantly in a fast paced stressful environment trying just to catch up to the competition, but they also have to one-up them. I'm sure they do expect to fix a lot of things, but their priority is to wow the users with other features. MS will not give up with windows phone because they are aware that this is the future. Most people spend more time on phones/tablets now than they do on pc's. Ever since I got my Lumia 830, the screen is big enough that I haven't used my tablet since. It's either PC or phone.
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    03-23-2015 01:23 PM
  2. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    What really makes me mad I the fact that Microsoft is bragging about the constant growth of its marketplace. The app count is growing simply because sooo many crappy developers publish apps that are simply spam or a whole app with title ( money, music .. etc ) and the app is just one page definition of the word ) . So as the app count is growing , the percent of quality apps is sinking with. It . Like let us say it grew 1000 apps last week but be sure that not more then 100 apps are relevant and good apps. I hope some Microsoft guy sees this and report it . Till then join me fellow windowscentrals and let us report all the apps that are spam or not relevant just to try and make an impact and hopefully Microsoft will put some restrictions to make the published apps a little better just like apple on its iTunes store
    I just found this, this morning. I believe MS is working on it just very quietly. Spring Cleaning: Microsoft Removes Fake Apps from Windows Stores - Softpedia
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    03-23-2015 01:55 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    I just found this, this morning. I believe MS is working on it just very quietly. Spring Cleaning: Microsoft Removes Fake Apps from Windows Stores - Softpedia
    Didn't Microsoft do something similar to this awhile ago? I remember when there used to be a zillion Swing Copter apps, most of them either clones or fake.
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    03-23-2015 02:18 PM
  4. noersetiawan's Avatar
    Microsoft needs to make reporting a lot more easier, just a button on Store, a text box and submit button, no need for email follow up, more importantly, they need to listen and remove those scam apps. Another interesting problem is, piracy IN the Store itself as in http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone...iracy-problem/, I think WC should write about this info, every Windows news app should write this article to make it viral and really reach Microsoft and put shame on them 😠.
    03-23-2015 07:04 PM
  5. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Microsoft needs to make reporting a lot more easier, just a button on Store, a text box and submit button, no need for email follow up, more importantly, they need to listen and remove those scam apps. Another interesting problem is, piracy IN the Store itself as in Windows Phone has a piracy problem, I think WC should write about this info, every Windows news app should write this article to make it viral and really reach Microsoft and put shame on them ��.
    This is already available in the store. At the left side of any app page in the desktop version of the store, there's the "Report Concern to Microsoft" link/button. Clicking on that would bring you to a page where you can choose among several possible grounds for reporting the app. How can we make this even simpler?

    What email follow up are you referring to, then? Emails are not sent by Microsoft to the "reporters" at all times, though they do contact the developers regarding the "reporters'" concern. Among all the apps that I have reported (more than 20), only one of the developers responded to my report - denying my claim but it turned out that the developers were (either intentionally or unintentionally) masking a misunderstood hardware feature (they already corrected this now, anyway).
    ven07 likes this.
    03-24-2015 05:29 AM
  6. Marek Kloczewiak's Avatar
    same with iOS and Android apps. Most of it is crap or just web shortcuts dressed up like an app.
    Let's stop these constant complaining about Windows app....
    ven07 likes this.
    03-27-2015 03:16 PM
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