12-14-2014 04:59 PM
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  1. datisdesign's Avatar
    Almost I agree with Tom Warren in his article: I've given up on Windows Phone | The Verge
    Microsoft left its own child behind so we can't expect from other developers to develop their apps for Windows Phone.
    I am not a heavy app user but for most of the users out there apps are great deal. Its too sad see many people leave this beautiful OS only because of the apps!
    12-11-2014 12:18 PM
  2. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Idk Microsoft should just let WP die for me that's what I'm waiting for sadly so I can switch permanently.
    12-11-2014 12:41 PM
  3. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Idk Microsoft should just let WP die for me that's what I'm waiting for sadly so I can switch permanently.
    Just switch now and spare us your moaning.
    12-11-2014 12:46 PM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Almost I agree with Tom Warren in his article: I've given up on Windows Phone | The Verge
    Microsoft left its own child behind so we can't expect from other developers to develop their apps for Windows Phone.
    I am not a heavy app user but for most of the users out there apps are great deal. Its too sad see many people leave this beautiful OS only because of the apps!
    The apps are the highest priority for anyone unless they just bought it to hang on the wall. You can't accomplish things without apps. A phone without apps is like a ratchet without any sockets. I'd rather have a cr@pmatic ratchet and sockets than a Snap-On ratchet but no sockets.

    I am bothered by people who leave because they won't use an alternative app when an "official" one isn't available.

    I have all the apps I need. There are some I'd like, but I don't need them.
    12-11-2014 12:52 PM
  5. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Just switch now and spare us your moaning.
    Haha I don't moan but my girlfriend does anyway everyone else here moans. I just rant because Microsoft supports WP with one foot in and one foot out. Sure they make money in services and with Android patents. But why not say anything of supporting it or ending support. Are they waiting for Windows 10? Will it change anything? I'll just what 2015 will bring.
    Slovenix, flyingsolid and Dazzi like this.
    12-11-2014 12:57 PM
  6. rld082982's Avatar
    Good god... how many freaking apps does a person need?? People need an app to flush their ****ter...and if the official app is not available on WP, than it's a no go! I've been using WP since WP7 was released, and I've never had more than a handful of apps on my phone... a weather app, news, mint, a couple others, and that's it. I'm so sick of hearing about apps. Use the damn mobile website instead! 99% of the time it's a better experience than an app anyway.
    12-11-2014 12:57 PM
  7. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    The apps are the highest priority for anyone unless they just bought it to hang on the wall. You can't accomplish things without apps. A phone without apps is like a ratchet without any sockets. I'd rather have a cr@pmatic ratchet and sockets than a Snap-On ratchet but no sockets.

    I am bothered by people who leave because they won't use an alternative app when an "official" one isn't available.

    I have all the apps I need. There are some I'd like, but I don't need them.
    With the app situation I agree me and brother me a (Lumia 925 user) and he a (Lumia 635) user found third party alternatives. But I guess people are stupid or are lazy and want the official thing which I get. Also others the tech nerds (WP fanatics) want the high end stuff like the "McLaren" that was cancelled.
    12-11-2014 01:00 PM
  8. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Good god... how many freaking apps does a person need?? People need an app to flush their ****ter...and if the official app is not available on WP, than it's a no go! I've been using WP since WP7 was released, and I've never had more than a handful of apps on my phone... a weather app, news, mint, a couple others, and that's it. I'm so sick of hearing about apps. Use the damn mobile website instead! 99% of the time it's a better experience than an app anyway.
    Yeah I had the Samsung Focus WP7 it was my first WP I didn't know much about apps so I didn't download as much. But yeah mobile website is better at times. Also people forget phones are used for calling and texting but alas not anymore they're just miniature PCs.
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    12-11-2014 01:03 PM
  9. prasath1234's Avatar
    Yes I agree you if any person concern about app should not touch this wp.There is android or iOS for them.wp is only for very light user who are satisfied with very little or no apps.use smartphone as a phone with call message nd sometimes WhatsApp play antique games
    adkrish22290 likes this.
    12-11-2014 01:04 PM
  10. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    Have y'all seen the freaking swarm of official apps coming recently???? I give it another year and the app gap will be gone!
    12-11-2014 01:08 PM
  11. Vaibhav Vibhu's Avatar
    The truth has been spoken!! Yes u wabt the garbage app go to android or ios
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    12-11-2014 01:08 PM
  12. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Yes I agree you if any person concern about app should not touch this wp.There is android or iOS for them.wp is only for very light user who are satisfied with very little or no apps.use smartphone as a phone with call message nd sometimes WhatsApp play antique games
    Me and my brother started on WP first but mostly me the app store on WP7 was "big" to me being a smartphone user for the first time. I bought a Android device for the first time the Play store blew me away. But for me I got use to the small app store and WP being"light user friendly".
    12-11-2014 01:10 PM
  13. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Have y'all seen the freaking swarm of official apps coming recently???? I give it another year and the app gap will be gone!
    Yeah I have :tears: about time but yeah a year or so is needed. But with the inclusion of Windows (phone) 10 handsets.
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    12-11-2014 01:13 PM
  14. gapost's Avatar
    I would have stuck with Windows Phone if I wasn't on Verizon. I really don't see much future with that relationship. And that is going to hurt WP because Verizon is so big in the US. I can live with the app issue, but it sure is nice to have almost any app I want on android.
    12-11-2014 01:29 PM
  15. squire777's Avatar
    The Verge usually criticized WP for years for the stupidest of reasons and Tom didn't do much to defend WP against those arguments so it's not like he will be missed.

    Oh boo hoo I can't show off my Windows Phone to my Android and iOS using friends, I'm leaving!
    12-11-2014 01:32 PM
  16. JamesDax's Avatar
    Tom Warren gave up on Windows Phone when he joined The Verge. He will not be missed.
    12-11-2014 01:36 PM
  17. TechJunkie81's Avatar
    Tom Warren is a nobody. He won't be missed.
    12-11-2014 01:37 PM
  18. datisdesign's Avatar
    Tom Warren gave up on Windows Phone when he joined The Verge. He will not be missed.
    Subject is not Tom Warren, its the article and its true for most of the users.
    12-11-2014 02:10 PM
  19. squire777's Avatar
    You might agree with him, but saying it's true for most users is BS
    12-11-2014 02:15 PM
  20. datisdesign's Avatar
    You might agree with him, but saying it's true for most users is BS
    You are right, for me apps are not a big deal and I love WP and will never switch, every user's needs is different
    Hoekie and Nicholas Maguire like this.
    12-11-2014 02:19 PM
  21. Loco5150's Avatar
    Yes I agree with him 100%, and its sad. Microsoft should still ride this out. They have the money for it. WP will pick up, but it will take a long time and loads of money.
    12-11-2014 02:31 PM
  22. EBUK's Avatar
    Use the damn mobile website instead!
    I've never understood why an app is needed for all these websites. Apps for BBC News, BBC Weather, BBC Sport, BBC This, BBC That, BBC Other... Just browse the website!

    Of course, what do I know?! I'm not an app-monster, I have just a smattering installed, none of them linked to websites.
    12-11-2014 03:12 PM
  23. Vernon Vincent's Avatar
    Maybe I'm funny about this - but I don't see the lack of apps as Microsoft's problem. I see it as the app developer's problem. If I want an app on my phone, and it's not there, I complain to the app developer - not the phone maker. Blaming Microsoft for the lack of apps is like blaming your car manufacturer for potholes in the road. If I want Amazon Music on my Windows Phone, I damn well better be complaining to Amazon. We the customers have to demonstrate a demand for the app and we have to make sure the people who nominally make the app *know* we want it.

    It's not like Microsoft doesn't make their tools available for free (Visual Studio Community Edition). The two factors that contribute to a lack of apps are demand and bias. If they are biased against Microsoft, then they won't see a need to develop in the first place; and if we don't demand the app developer make a Windows Phone app, they won't know that their bias is incorrect.
    12-11-2014 03:23 PM
  24. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Tl;dr: If you want to leave the platform go ahead you're only part of Microsoft's problem.

    To those saying "it's Microsoft, not WP" I can say that's not necessarily true. I've been a Windows Phone owner since it launched in '10. I was there for the first two years when Microsoft services were exclusive to Windows Phone. I remember when OneNote/Office/Skydrive for mobile was only available on Windows Phone. What did people do? They continued to use iOS/Android and when they needed those services they found counter parts to those apps whether they were third party knock offs or competing services offered by the respective platform developers (i.e. iCloud/Google Drive). I'm not saying I know the answer to get people to use Windows Phone prolifically. What I am saying is that Microsoft knows what they're doing, especially with Windows 10. I feel that by this time next year things will start to look up for this platform. Two years from now I'm sure market share will then speak for itself. Oh as for competing Skype apps, they were already in development prior to Microsoft purchasing them. Those apps were inherently ahead on other platforms prior to Windows Phone. Just because Microsoft purchased them doesn't mean they (Skype dev team) have to slow down competing platform development. It's just business get over it.
    eric12341 and jlzimmerman like this.
    12-11-2014 03:27 PM
  25. thesachd's Avatar
    Have y'all seen the freaking swarm of official apps coming recently???? I give it another year and the app gap will be gone!
    Exactly what Joe Belfiore said last year.

    Good luck with that.
    12-11-2014 03:36 PM
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