11-30-2014 11:05 AM
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  1. anon(9193737)'s Avatar
    Im very surprised over how low the standard is, if you check out the recents review on the spotify app, all are are like "OMG this app is made by god and its so good"

    The app have 4 stars out of 5, (WTF)

    The app for iphones are so much better, its smooth, no bugs, it has lots of feature, and many more options plus it looks stunning compared to the one for WP.

    In reality the spotify app for WP is, Buggy, slow sometimes, dosen't look that nice compared to other WP apps, it has not option/feature, you can't search in your playlists.

    A proper rating for the WP spotify app would be like 2-3 stars, if it looked like that on a Iphone.

    But i don't think that many WP users have any idea what criteria a good app has to
    cover.

    It's not only the spotify app, but this is the one that pisses me off, check out the IMDB aswell, 3 stars out of 5 (WTF) that app might be the worst ive ever seen so far. And still people be like "OMG can't live without you"

    Am i right, because this frustrates me a bit?

    Ollie
    wpfanboy17 likes this.
    11-24-2014 05:37 AM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    You're so right, please grace us with a fantastic app that is worthy from your mighty developer hands...... /s
    11-24-2014 05:55 AM
  3. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    People are just making do with what they can get. Glass half full and all that. The apps are lackluster and it is a shame wp is getting the bad end of the app deal but it's what is available. Until and unless the devs decide otherwise. It's better than nothing. Look at what snap chat and secret are about to pull.
    11-24-2014 06:00 AM
  4. anon(9193737)'s Avatar
    Well i can't really see why people rate the app with 5 stars anyway, one thing is to accept how the apps are, thats what im trying to do, but i would never rate something with 5 stars if i didn't like it.

    ;(
    11-24-2014 06:19 AM
  5. Tasha Jaiswal's Avatar
    I feel that the apps are way too slow when compared to iOS or Android apps. For ex: WhatsApp or Viber opens too slow in my Lumia 525 and on the other hand its very smooth in Moto E which has the same processor and RAM. Its quite disappointing.
    Mr Lebowski likes this.
    11-24-2014 06:32 AM
  6. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    It does seem that the apps are a second or third thought - and some really are not optimised, on higher memory or lower memory devices. Again, it's the devs who chose to do this. WP doesn't present any incentive, due to poor sales or whatever. That state is hard to address and remedy.
    11-24-2014 07:15 AM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    My standards must be lower than you think. I read your post didn't I?
    11-24-2014 07:23 AM
  8. anon(9193737)'s Avatar
    Yes i know thats its the devs responsibility to make good apps, it is the users that have to stop 5 star rate all the bad apps, so the devs maybe can see that there is a problem.

    Right now the spotify app has 4 star rated by about 30k people, and thats a bad signal, because it shows that the app is almost just perfect, and it is not at all.
    11-24-2014 07:30 AM
  9. Hoekie's Avatar
    @Tasha Jaiswal Lumia 735, Whatsapp loads instantly. Can't load any faster ;)
    When compared to a Moto G, a Lumia is definitely faster.
    When is takes a little longer it depends more on the app then on the OS it runs.

    More on the subject: my guess is people that use WP know they have the nicer UI and the App UI is more consistent.
    People don't give stars for nothing. Perhaps try to understand the advantages instead of questioning their level of good judgement of apps.
    aximtreo and portalfocus like this.
    11-24-2014 07:32 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    I feel that the apps are way too slow when compared to iOS or Android apps. For ex: WhatsApp or Viber opens too slow in my Lumia 525 and on the other hand its very smooth in Moto E which has the same processor and RAM. Its quite disappointing.
    Apps that load slow either don't have proper fast resume enabled or are not optimized for 8.1. The difference in IOS and Android is the way apps are made to work in background. For example, an app in Android runs truly in background, like proper multitasking. In IOS, the apps get tombstoned same as WP but when the app icon is clicked from the springboard it resumes instantly whereas in WP the only way ANY app would instantly resume is when it's invoked from the app switcher menu, apps that support fast resume only resume when opened from the clicking the tiles or icon. Again this is something that the developers should be fixing and not Microsoft. Also on your note on WhatsApp being slow, it loads almost instantly since the last update on my 925, 830, 920 and 630. The only thing lacking is feature parity which i guess is slightly lacking behind the current IOS and Android versions
    11-24-2014 07:41 AM
  11. Slovenix's Avatar
    Im very surprised over how low the standard is, if you check out the recents review on the spotify app, all are are like "OMG this app is made by god and its so good"

    The app have 4 stars out of 5, (WTF)

    The app for iphones are so much better, its smooth, no bugs, it has lots of feature, and many more options plus it looks stunning compared to the one for WP.

    In reality the spotify app for WP is, Buggy, slow sometimes, dosen't look that nice compared to other WP apps, it has not option/feature, you can't search in your playlists.

    A proper rating for the WP spotify app would be like 2-3 stars, if it looked like that on a Iphone.

    But i don't think that many WP users have any idea what criteria a good app has to
    cover.

    It's not only the spotify app, but this is the one that pisses me off, check out the IMDB aswell, 3 stars out of 5 (WTF) that app might be the worst ive ever seen so far. And still people be like "OMG can't live without you"

    Am i right, because this frustrates me a bit?

    Ollie
    Don't worry I think alike. ;) :) I mean as I also own Android I always compare so I know what I can spam developers with :D fortunately apps gets updates - Viber for comparison.. Although it still needs some work..
    11-24-2014 07:46 AM
  12. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    TO OP - You seem to be an attention-seeker! First of all, you have generalized all WP users to a category which according to you is low, this proves you don't have a ******* idea about WP users. You can't be the mass and thus you should think twice before posting threads with such subject line.

    Secondly, like or dislike towards an app is highly subjective and folks most of the times don't even bother to rate an app that has got great features (true for all OS). If you think Spotify/IMDB are not that great as compared to iOS then its your thought and you can rate it accordingly. You may help developers by providing your feedback and that way it can be brought to the level that matches your standards :-)

    Each OS is different and if App was your concern, you shouldn't have chosen WP platform as MS is still working hard to close the app gap. However, your concern was with the app quality available on both ecosystem, so help yourself and provide constructive feedbacks to developers. You can do so by rating the app per your choice and that's it. You never had to generalize WP users for one or two apps.

    Hope that helps :-)
    Last edited by Ashish Gupta888; 11-24-2014 at 10:30 AM.
    11-24-2014 07:53 AM
  13. jomarr's Avatar
    As long as it gets the job done, I'm fine with it.
    11-24-2014 08:12 AM
  14. link68759's Avatar
    I don't use big name apps (Facebook, Spotify, viber, etc) because I don't have a need for their services. I do get the impression that a lot of cross platform services begrudgingly make a WP app but don't pour as many resources into its development as they do the IOS app.

    But this is true for what, 25-30 apps at most? There are more apps for WP than just clients to 3rd party services, and the general quality of apps on WP is great than what I generally find on IOS or Android. The scope of your analysis is incredibly narrow, and does not extend to support your statements.
    11-24-2014 10:28 AM
  15. anon(9193737)'s Avatar
    Hey, well first of all the headline might be a bit to aggrassive, so be it.
    But it sounds like you are taken this personally, if you know much about apps and OS you can see where i want to go with this.
    And i was just looking for some feedback about my issue, if i was the only one or other users have the same problem.

    I do care how people use the rating system, 80 % are rating with 4-5 stars and the feedback are like amazing,good,perfect and so on.
    And thats a lie, if they just knew how a good app look and work like.

    I know that MS is trying to fix alot of this, and i knew it before i bought my Lumia 930, and i accept it and im looking forward to updates.
    But its the users im picking at.
    Ofc im not saying that all wp users are like that, but there er WAY to many.
    fx the spotify app is made by spotify them self, so it has nothing to do with MS.
    If the ratings was like 50/ 50 i would probably not have made this thread, but i when i see ratings on different apps its like 90 % 4-5 stars and 10 % who gives a good criticism of the app that the devs can use to improve it.

    Anyway im glad that some in here see the problem as i do.
    11-24-2014 10:31 AM
  16. Pete's Avatar
    App review scoring has been abused any misused constantly over time, regardless of the apps or platform.

    It's the wording of the reviews which should be taken as the main point. Having thousands of "Great app" or "Useless" really means nothing at all. Someone taking time to really describe why they like and app or what fundamental faults it has is worth more than a hundred other badly wored reviews.
    11-24-2014 10:36 AM
  17. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    I don't think OP is trying to bash WP users, but it comes across that way. I think most WP users choose to use it for specific reasons--why else would you use a low market share OS? I don't really read too much into app reviews as there is a ton of variance in the number and quality of reviews and often app updates make many of the prior reviews moot. So, no, I don't agree that WP users have low standards when it comes to apps.
    anon(9193737) likes this.
    11-24-2014 12:19 PM
  18. tgp's Avatar
    My thought is that WP users are willing to put up with less apps, and lower quality apps, for the other benefits WP provides. It's somewhat of a compromise. Some see it as worth it; others don't.
    Guytronic, forked and xandros9 like this.
    11-24-2014 12:30 PM
  19. jamie johnston's Avatar
    Im very surprised over how low the standard is, if you check out the recents review on the spotify app, all are are like "OMG this app is made by god and its so good"

    The app have 4 stars out of 5, (WTF)

    The app for iphones are so much better, its smooth, no bugs, it has lots of feature, and many more options plus it looks stunning compared to the one for WP.

    In reality the spotify app for WP is, Buggy, slow sometimes, dosen't look that nice compared to other WP apps, it has not option/feature, you can't search in your playlists.

    A proper rating for the WP spotify app would be like 2-3 stars, if it looked like that on a Iphone.

    But i don't think that many WP users have any idea what criteria a good app has to
    cover.

    It's not only the spotify app, but this is the one that pisses me off, check out the IMDB aswell, 3 stars out of 5 (WTF) that app might be the worst ive ever seen so far. And still people be like "OMG can't live without you"

    Am i right, because this frustrates me a bit?

    Ollie
    Brace yourself!!
    11-24-2014 01:09 PM
  20. boltz82's Avatar
    While I think that the WP quality lags in some aspects I think you are blowing things out of proportion.
    11-24-2014 01:55 PM
  21. James8561's Avatar
    It's not that we have low standards when it comes to apps. It's just that we're willing to sacrifice apps to use our favorite mobile OS
    broar94, tgp, neo158 and 1 others like this.
    11-24-2014 01:59 PM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    Interestingly OP generalises that we all have low standards when it comes to apps yet OP is a WP user!!!!
    wrbird likes this.
    11-24-2014 02:56 PM
  23. anon(9193737)'s Avatar
    Yes i am a new WP user, i just bought a Lumia 930, before i had it, i checkt out all the app i was using on my iphone, and i saw 4-5 stars ratings on each app.
    I love the OS, so its not just about the apps.


    Well lets stop this, it sounds like you all are taking this personally.
    I already told you the headline was a bit to much, but i did not say "All"

    Anyways, im out of this thread, but i still thinks its lame that people just are rating apps with max stars on apps who are worth 2-3 stars.
    I don't care if they just are happy or not about the OS, app and take what they can get.
    iOS apps get much more criticism and that is how wp users should do aswell, instead of just taking what they can get and be happy with that.

    My English is probably not good enough to explain what i really mean ;S

    Last edited by Ollie E; 11-24-2014 at 04:56 PM.
    11-24-2014 04:14 PM
  24. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I feel that the apps are way too slow when compared to iOS or Android apps. For ex: WhatsApp or Viber opens too slow in my Lumia 525 and on the other hand its very smooth in Moto E which has the same processor and RAM. Its quite disappointing.
    Yeah I just checked WhatsApp on my Lumia 810 with the Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor w/ I GB of ram and it takes almost 2 seconds, I didn't realize it was so slow.
    11-24-2014 04:29 PM
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    11-24-2014 05:45 PM
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