03-27-2015 03:16 PM
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  1. Tareq27'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
    03-22-2015 07:37 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Lol I take it you've been frequenting wmpoweruser and read the latest article by Ebuka :p Fact of the matter is, MS is probably aware of this by now, so the only thing we can do is make sure they keep an eye on the proceedings by just reporting the apps. Not a lot of people do this, thus it takes some time before the right amount of "complaints" build up. Only when that number is reached (I don't know the total and wouldn't care to guess), will MS jump into action.

    For high profile apps (example: 6tag) the amount of user complaints needed for action is much lesser, but for obscure apps.... The best you can do is start a thread, post the apps you deem scams or lacking in quality and give us the reason why. In that case a lot of people can hit the "report" button at the same time or about the same time

    Edit: This is mostly based on what I could pick up by just observing, so I have no official info
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    03-22-2015 07:46 AM
  3. Harrie-S'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 agree it should be quality and not quantity but I do not really think that Microsoft is (over) bragging.
    They are in a "difficult" position because "everyone" is talking about the app gap and then only numbers count.
    And "preventing" developers to get there apps published is kind of "difficult" because they still need "more" apps.

    Actual I saw some previews from windows 10 like the calculator and a few more of this nifty (native) apps to come and this will I think also make the need of dozens of similar apps unnecessary.
    So in my ideal world the OS with the "leas"t number of (productivity) apps is the "best" . ( games excluded)
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    03-22-2015 07:51 AM
  4. Tareq27's Avatar
    Lol I take it you've been frequenting wmpoweruser and read the latest article by Ebuka :p Fact of the matter is, MS is probably aware of this by now, so the only thing we can do is make sure they keep an eye on the proceedings by just reporting the apps. Not a lot of people do this, thus it takes some time before the right amount of "complaints" build up. Only when that number is reached (I don't know the total and wouldn't care to guess), will MS jump into action.

    For high profile apps (example: 6tag) the amount of user complaints needed for action is much lesser, but for obscure apps.... The best you can do is start a thread, post the apps you deem scams or lacking in quality and give us the reason why. In that case a lot of people can hit the "report" button at the same time or about the same time

    Edit: This is mostly based on what I could pick up by just observing, so I have no official info
    You Are damn i right i have 😊, but you know it needed to be said ! And i thought why not share it here to spread The word !
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    03-22-2015 07:54 AM
  5. Tareq27's Avatar
    Lol I take it you've been frequenting wmpoweruser and read the latest article by Ebuka :p Fact of the matter is, MS is probably aware of this by now, so the only thing we can do is make sure they keep an eye on the proceedings by just reporting the apps. Not a lot of people do this, thus it takes some time before the right amount of "complaints" build up. Only when that number is reached (I don't know the total and wouldn't care to guess), will MS jump into action.

    For high profile apps (example: 6tag) the amount of user complaints needed for action is much lesser, but for obscure apps.... The best you can do is start a thread, post the apps you deem scams or lacking in quality and give us the reason why. In that case a lot of people can hit the "report" button at the same time or about the same time

    Edit: This is mostly based on what I could pick up by just observing, so I have no official info
    And yes that is a good idea I am just waiting to this thread to gather more people and then we will start a new one and post all the spam apps there and report them together hopefully they'll get removed
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    03-22-2015 07:58 AM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    You Are dann i right i habe , but you know it needed to be said ! And i thought why not share it here to spread The word !
    Yes it needed to be said. I have read a few of these articles over the last few months and if it catches on, it will be yet another "arrow" to use against us..... In my personal experience I've only come across two of these apps, removed them immediately and reported them
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    03-22-2015 07:58 AM
  7. gpobernardo'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
    True and mostly valid, and I'm with you in making use of the "Report Concern to Microsoft" link that can be seen both in the PC version and the app versions of the store. But, hopefully, if the users of WP really want more quality apps then more of us should actually report our concerns to Microsoft about poorly-executed apps, too. This is to presume, of course, that Microsoft will actually do something about our reports.
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    03-22-2015 08:03 AM
  8. Tareq27's Avatar
    Yes it needed to be said. I have read a few of these articles over the last few months and if it catches on, it will be yet another "arrow" to use against us..... In my personal experience I've only come across two of these apps, removed them immediately and reported them
    You know as lovers of windows phones I used to defend the " app gap " but I really feel let down after being a poor student who busted my *** to gather money so I can buy a Lumia 1520 ( used one of course), only to be disappointed with the apps day after another . I used to defend the situation all the time ! But felt like Microsoft doesn't care and only care to say : Yaay our app numbers are more then 400000 . I would be 10 times happier if there was a thousend quality ones then 1000,000 apps drowning in a pool of spam bad quality ones ! Am I right ?
    03-22-2015 08:04 AM
  9. Tareq27's Avatar
    True and mostly valid, and I'm with you in making use of the "Report Concern to Microsoft" link that can be seen both in the PC version and the app versions of the store. But, hopefully, if the users of WP really want more quality apps then more of us should actually report our concerns to Microsoft about poorly-executed apps, too. This is to presume, of course, that Microsoft will actually do something about our reports.
    Good good my friend , let the hate flow through you !! Let us build an army and clean our beloved app ecosystem!
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    03-22-2015 08:06 AM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    This is to presume, of course, that Microsoft will actually do something about our reports
    I think they do :D I've reported one or two apps that needed updating (imo xd) and about a week or two weeks later those apps were updated. This is why I came to my "high profile apps" conclusion. Now it could just be that the devs were planning to update and it had nothing to do with me reporting, but those devs had not updated their apps for quite a bit.

    I'm guessing the primary action MS takes, is to notify the devs of the reports and perhaps urging them to update, based on their contract/agreement, but whatever happens after that... Mi don't know
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    03-22-2015 08:12 AM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    I would be 10 times happier if there was a thousend quality ones then 1000,000 apps drowning in a pool of spam bad quality ones
    Agreed :)
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    03-22-2015 08:15 AM
  12. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I think they do :D I've reported one or two apps that needed updating (imo xd) and about a week or two weeks later those apps were updated. This is why I came to my "high profile apps" conclusion. Now it could just be that the devs were planning to update and it had nothing to do with me reporting, but those devs had not updated their apps for quite a bit.

    I'm guessing the primary action MS takes, is to notify the devs of the reports and perhaps urging them to update, based on their contract/agreement, but whatever happens after that... Mi don't know
    Glad to know, but this doesn't seem to work at all times... but that could be blamed on the developer's side rather than MS. I've been reporting certain apps for poor build (I mean really haphazardly done... the developer didn't even bother to change the app description since it still says, "The best xxxxxxx app for Android!" - and yes, complete with the exclamation point!)* The app is still available for everyone to download more than a month after reporting it. But at the very least, in line with your statement, it could be that Microsoft sent a notification to the developer, but in my case the developer has not responded yet.

    It's sweeping time.

    *- This was not the main basis for calling the app poorly done, though. The app seemed to be an attempt to mask another app, but just changed the interface and app name... but the live tile shows a different app name and the contents, though re-arranged, are very similar to the "original" app. I'll avoid mentioning the app name.
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    03-22-2015 08:21 AM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    It's sweeping time
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    03-22-2015 08:55 AM
  14. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    I think the apps are growing because microsoft is supporting developers in app development.
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    03-22-2015 09:05 AM
  15. ven07's Avatar
    I think the apps are growing because microsoft is supporting developers in app development.
    We're not worried about the growth :) but rather the quality of the apps.. Harrie said it well; quality over quantity!
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    03-22-2015 09:10 AM
  16. Corepc's Avatar
    I agree has well quality over quantity.it what matters to me in apps in particular.
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    03-22-2015 09:22 AM
  17. sanjeet_deshwal's Avatar
    "Quality over quantity "
    Most used phrase after "seems faster" and "when in <abcd>?" Here in WC
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    03-22-2015 09:29 AM
  18. ven07's Avatar
    "Quality over quantity "
    Most used phrase after "seems faster" and "when in <abcd>?" Here in WC
    Lol tbh Android users should use it the "quality over quantity" argument more often than we do
    03-22-2015 09:39 AM
  19. Tareq27's Avatar
    Lol tbh Android users should use it the "quality over quantity" argument more often than we do
    I really disagree , every single app on android that has a counter part on windowsphone is way better on android ! So android has quality + quantity when you compare it to windowsphone wich makes me sad 😢 .
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    03-22-2015 10:56 AM
  20. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I really disagree , every single app on android that has a counter part on windowsphone is way better on android ! So android has quality + quantity when you compare it to windowsphone wich makes me sad �� .
    Hmmm, not always. The Android counterpart of certain Windows Phone apps may be better (even this is subjective), but that doesn't mean that Android has a higher quality-quantity ratio. The chances of hitting a target (at least once) at 15 yards is higher with a 100-round drum magazine Thompson Sub-machine gun than it is with a 6-shot Colt revolver.
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    03-22-2015 11:16 AM
  21. ven07's Avatar
    Lol yes I'm not arguing against the fact that most apps we have are better on different platform, in the sense of structure and features, but every markert has it's share of crappy apps and the playstore has those apps to thank as well for their "numbers"
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    03-22-2015 11:18 AM
  22. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Lol I take it you've been frequenting wmpoweruser and read the latest article by Ebuka :p Fact of the matter is, MS is probably aware of this by now, so the only thing we can do is make sure they keep an eye on the proceedings by just reporting the apps. Not a lot of people do this, thus it takes some time before the right amount of "complaints" build up. Only when that number is reached (I don't know the total and wouldn't care to guess), will MS jump into action.

    For high profile apps (example: 6tag) the amount of user complaints needed for action is much lesser, but for obscure apps.... The best you can do is start a thread, post the apps you deem scams or lacking in quality and give us the reason why. In that case a lot of people can hit the "report" button at the same time or about the same time

    Edit: This is mostly based on what I could pick up by just observing, so I have no official info
    Whoa when did I get unmasked :P
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    03-22-2015 12:51 PM
  23. ven07's Avatar
    Whoa when did I get unmasked :P
    I called in the NSA
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    03-22-2015 01:21 PM
  24. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I called in the NSA
    Actually realised I unmasked myself a while ago, but nice to be remembered *tear drops
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    03-22-2015 04:09 PM
  25. Torcher Death's Avatar
    I'm in... so post the apps that need a reporting, how about we start with the infamous Instagram Beta which hasn't been updated since 22-03-2014... an anniversary gift of sorts
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    03-23-2015 09:41 AM
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