12-15-2014 02:17 PM
77 1234
tools
  1. Ian Too's Avatar
    Guys, can we lay off the OP or at least try a more constructive approach?

    At very least he's open-minded enough to try out WP and is willing to take advice.

    It doesn't seem smart to me to complain about WP's poor penetration and the app gap, and then drive off new users who vent their frustrations in our direction. Not everyone is a troll.
    a5cent, xandros9, EBUK and 7 others like this.
    12-14-2014 09:43 AM
  2. pampurio97's Avatar
    He's right, *coming from Android*, the app problem is evident. So many big apps have problems (Facebook still behind, Spotify incredibly bad, Deezer sync problems, etc.). If you don't compare apps and you use what you find, maybe you don't notice that.
    If you see that a small shop, a bank or a website you're interested in has an app, most of the times the app is not on the WP store. And you can't "try alternatives"..
    12-14-2014 09:52 AM
  3. a5cent's Avatar
    Guys, can we lay off the OP or at least try a more constructive approach?.
    I'd like to second that (thanks Ian).

    So far there is no sign the OP is a troll, so ask yourself:

    • what value are you bringing to the conversation if you're doing nothing but repeating what a dozen others have already said.
    • do we as a community really want to be this inhospitable? Sure, these kinds of threads get tiring quickly, but for those creating these threads it's usually their first encounter with WP and with the WCentral community. We don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.
    Last edited by a5cent; 12-14-2014 at 01:37 PM. Reason: formatting only
    Muessig, Reflexx, EBUK and 9 others like this.
    12-14-2014 09:55 AM
  4. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    IMHO MetroTube is better than even the official YouTube app on Android. If I used Android, MetroTube would make me wonder if I could live with the app gap on Android.
    This x1000. MetroTube is an example of an app on Windows Phone that actually makes apps on other platforms look inferior.

    Wikipedia by Rudy, Tweetium (twitter app), Blue Skies (weather app), Grin (Imgur app), & ReadIt (reddit app), are others that I think are superior to their counterparts on any other platform.

    We talk a lot about the "app gap," both in quality and quantity. But we miss the gems that we have on WP8. It's easy to long after that which we can't get while forgetting about the excellent apps that already have. That's why i'm 100% in support of Windows Central's Hidden Gems articles.
    a5cent, k72, aximtreo and 2 others like this.
    12-14-2014 09:57 AM
  5. Roddie Toney's Avatar
    I have a youtube app from microsoft I got in Store. Try another. This starting to remind of auto industry way back. They went to Fuel Injection and people refused to buy cause they stated Carburetor was better and Fuel Injection wasn't as reliable. Fast forward now Fuel Injection is the norm and Carburetor is gone. Windows phone is HTML5 and android is flash. Simple Flash is outdated and HTML5 is new.
    12-14-2014 10:12 AM
  6. matt john2's Avatar
    I doubt anyone expects the OP to be happy. The OP bought a great phone, but great for others not him/her. And its incredible that someone would buy something without the slightest check to make sure it did what the (s)he needed. It was like buying 18" tires to go on your 17" wheels. There isn't anything wrong with the tires or the wheels; but there's something wrong with the buyer. Someone who does that kind of thing is guaranteed to be unhappy.

    I'd be miserable too if I bought an iPhone or Android because I didn't check to see they were a bad match for me.
    Im not bashing windows phone, I love it, I love how crappy it is or whatever. But the thing is it doesn't do much, it doesn't do well in some cases, there is not much to explore, and doesn't have that much freedom of Android OS.
    12-14-2014 11:24 AM
  7. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Im not bashing windows phone, I love it, I love how crappy it is or whatever. But the thing is it doesn't do much, it doesn't do well in some cases, there is not much to explore, and doesn't have that much freedom of Android OS.
    No I get it. You can't appreciate the Windows Phone. I'm the same way with wine. I have friends who appreciate differences I don't notice or don't value as much as them.

    Count your blessings that you can be happy with an Android despite its crudeness and lack of elegance. For sure it can do more things. Just like a Unimog compared to an S-Class. Each has its purpose and those who can appreciate them.
    link68759, k72, badcat and 1 others like this.
    12-14-2014 11:54 AM
  8. matt john2's Avatar
    No I get it. You can't appreciate the Windows Phone. I'm the same way with wine. I have friends who appreciate differences I don't notice or don't value as much as them.

    Count your blessings that you can be happy with an Android despite its crudeness and lack of elegance. For sure it can do more things. Just like a Unimog compared to an S-Class. Each has its purpose and those who can appreciate them.
    Lol. As far as i could tell windows phone only has simplicity, but elegance? Not really, IOS took that position. And there's thing called cyanogenmod, it has the power of Android, the simplicity of windows phone, and some elegance of IOS. So what's left/especial with WP? Nothing really. But there's more, you can also download a launcher app in android with windows phone skin but much more powerful. Again, not bashing windows phone, I have phones with three rival OSs, and I respect them all, WP is what I prefer to be honest and also my daily driver.
    12-14-2014 12:44 PM
  9. chris722's Avatar
    I'd like to second that (thanks Ian).

    So far there is no sign the OP is a troll, so ask yourself:
    a) what value are you bringing to the conversation if you're doing nothing but repeating what a dozen others have already said

    b) do we as a community really want to be this inhospitable? Sure, these kinds of threads get tiring quickly, but for those creating these threads it's usually their first encounter with WP and with the WCentral community. We don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.
    Great points. Plus this is no different than the thousands of threads on Linux forums from back in the day, IMHO. That got old too, and that community was very arrogant and condescending, depending on what forum you used.
    a5cent likes this.
    12-14-2014 12:49 PM
  10. iamtim's Avatar
    The missing apps that i want are YouTube,Snapchat and Instagram with video support.
    I know there is a lot of third parties for these apps,but personally i prefer official stuff only.
    So, when you use your phone for those apps, is your purpose to post pictures and videos to the Instagram service? To watch videos hosted on the YouTube service? Or is it to use the actual Instagram app? Or the actual YouTube app?

    If your purpose is the former - that you want to use and be a part of those services - you should consider dropping your preference for official apps only, especially considering that the third-party apps on Windows Phone for those services offer more features than do the official app. If your purpose is the latter, well, my only advice would be to sell your Windows Phone and get an Android device or an iPhone.

    The choice is yours; you can do the things you want to do on Windows Phone if you give the third-party apps a try, or you can continue to gnash your teeth and make rage-gasm posts.
    Last edited by a5cent; 12-14-2014 at 01:30 PM. Reason: removed quote of inapropriate post
    a5cent likes this.
    12-14-2014 01:10 PM
  11. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    These threads are hilarious. Can't believe how worked up people get over smartphones, lol
    12-14-2014 01:19 PM
  12. udupa1982's Avatar
    Use 6tag for instagram as its in many ways better than instagram on iOS/android. Look up mytube/metrotube as both are amazing but I personally prefer mytube. I don't use snapchat but 6snap is good also use dropbox client from Rudyhya. If you can wait then wait a you bit and you will see official dropbox app
    12-14-2014 01:28 PM
  13. The_Vermonster's Avatar
    Guys, can we lay off the OP or at least try a more constructive approach?

    At very least he's open-minded enough to try out WP and is willing to take advice.

    It doesn't seem smart to me to complain about WP's poor penetration and the app gap, and then drive off new users who vent their frustrations in our direction. Not everyone is a troll.
    I think the part that is so frustrating is when people come complaining about the "app gap" and when you suggest all these great WP apps they say, "well, I only use official apps." As if they are discussing tap vs bottled water in Tijuana. This discussion is not about the apps, or the platform, it is about someone that isn't getting exactly what they want, despite the plethora of options.
    neo158 likes this.
    12-14-2014 01:37 PM
  14. runamuck83's Avatar
    Hey OP - good news pal - buying a WP is not a life altering decision! Yay! It's not like you quit your job, bought a house, and had a kid all at the same time and now have to live with your decisions.

    You bought a smartphone. Use it, and be happy that it is what it is. Can we stop these useless posts?
    12-14-2014 01:39 PM
  15. matt john2's Avatar
    Look up mytube/metrotube as both are amazing but I personally prefer mytube.
    Yep mytube is the real deal, I can't leave WP because of it, I hate ads in the official app from Google so I don't really care about the official YouTube app if they might ever come out.
    12-14-2014 01:40 PM
  16. udupa1982's Avatar
    Yep mytube is the real deal, I can't leave WP because of it, I hate ads in the official app from Google so I don't really care about the official YouTube app if they might ever come out.

    Whenever I use my android tablet I miss mytube as the app has some amazing features such as reading comments and browsing videos while the selected video is already playing..
    12-14-2014 02:03 PM
  17. a5cent's Avatar
    [WARN]Any further posts telling the OP that they:
    • made a mistake
    • should have done more research
    • have only themselves to blame for their buyer's remorse

    will be deleted. Those points have been made ad nauseam and do not require repeating.[/WARN]
    Constructive feedback is very welcome however. Thank you.
    12-14-2014 02:13 PM
  18. badcat's Avatar
    [WARN]Any further posts telling the OP that they:
    • made a mistake
    • should have done more research
    • have only themselves to blame for their buyer's remorse

    will be deleted. Those points have been made ad nauseam and do not require repeating.[/WARN]
    Constructive feedback is very welcome however. Thank you.
    Well you're taking all the fun out of it...
    12-14-2014 02:46 PM
  19. a5cent's Avatar
    Well you're taking all the fun out of it...
    Exactly what I'd expect badcat to say. I'm more of a "goodcat" kind of guy
    badcat and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-14-2014 02:57 PM
  20. The_Vermonster's Avatar
    I know there is a lot of third parties for these apps,but personally i prefer official stuff only.
    Could you expand on why you won't use third party apps?
    12-14-2014 03:34 PM
  21. hexacore's Avatar
    Could you expand on why you won't use third party apps?
    For Security reasons nothing more bro.
    Thanks everyone for your opinions, i really value them and especially Ian who made me feel welcome on my first day in the Windows Forums.
    I'm not giving up just yet, what i'm gonna do is wait until Windows 10 is released maybe everything will get sorted out.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-14-2014 03:52 PM
  22. gordonfink's Avatar
    I will admit that I don't use Instagram, so that isn't an issue to me. But, I really like WP, and can't see going back to Android. I was a committed Android user, until I got a Surface. After that, I started looking at WP's, and picked a 920.

    There are some great suggestions in this thread on app options.
    aximtreo and Marquis de Faux like this.
    12-14-2014 04:05 PM
  23. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well not giving third party apps a go means your really missing out on great apps like Tubecast, use it to stream to my x1 and to confirm - you don't need to sign-in to use it. Sure it's not miracast but it gets the job done, I can understand from a security standpoint however which is always best to check the permissions an app needs to run (this can be seen in the details screen, two swipes to the left from the over view screen).
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-14-2014 04:05 PM
  24. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    Just a point to bring out that Rudy Huyn is such a great developer that his apps are all rated 4 stars or higher with several thousand reviews (10,000+). Third party apps are a way of life for Windows Phone and they work very well.
    12-14-2014 04:43 PM
  25. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Is it normal for people to purchase a phone without reading up on it a bit? I always figured people will check out the app availability, before making a platform switch. Maybe I'm weird, but I enjoy researching electronics before I make any purchases
    Yeah we're both weird. :P
    12-14-2014 04:48 PM
77 1234

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-02-2015, 12:01 PM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-02-2015, 12:00 PM
  3. Buy a Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft, get a free sleeve
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-14-2014, 03:42 AM
  4. My Lumia 520 is screen lock is out of minute in 244444 ,how to unlock my phone?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-13-2014, 10:23 PM
  5. Why am I getting the error Windows Phone Application Deployment?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-13-2014, 10:14 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD