1. PratikMade's Avatar
    Looking at the current apps developed for Windows 8.1 and Windows phone 8.1 the apps developed truly lacks quality. Apps broken, majority of apps still enjoy beta stage even after a year or two, features are added slowly bit by bit in each update, apps ported from other platforms are hit or miss with features missing, resource hog etc. Don't go mad at me I'm not complaining here or hammering you guys about how bad Windows modern apps are. Sometimes I wonder is it the fault of developers that they are not hard at work or develop apps for windows just because they are told to do so ,treating us like Windows is all bad and burden on developer community. Look at the normal app developed for Windows vs the modern app developed for the same. E.g: Take VLC , they have same app for both but there is a huge difference in app performance, features. Is it due to programming tools available to develop modern apps (Visual studio, Silverlight) lack the ability to deliver the quality?
    03-11-2015 09:42 AM
  2. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    long story short -> most devs will go where the money is - no shame or bad intents there (for most)..
    03-11-2015 10:59 AM
  3. PratikMade's Avatar
    Ha Microsoft's own apps are a total mess. They have money, they have work force, what's stopping them? They release APIs and they are the ones who are are not able to utilize it properly. Contrast to it the same apps on Android and iOS are excellent. What now then?
    03-11-2015 11:38 AM
  4. Prathamesh Tambe's Avatar
    I am really tired of all this
    03-11-2015 11:42 AM
  5. AkArora's Avatar
    Actuallly this is a very valid point. Let alone other developers, Microsoft itself is unable to deliver for its own platform. They should be the trendsetters in terms of quality.

    Is the OS broken? Are the developer tools broken?

    intriguing questions.
    the whole taco likes this.
    03-11-2015 01:18 PM
  6. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Actuallly this is a very valid point. Let alone other developers, Microsoft itself is unable to deliver for its own platform. They should be the trendsetters in terms of quality.

    Is the OS broken? Are the developer tools broken?

    intriguing questions.

    If that was the case, why do we have excellent third party apps?
    03-11-2015 03:51 PM
  7. PratikMade's Avatar
    If that was the case, why do we have excellent third party apps?
    3rd party apps are also no good except a few. What's the use of 3rd party apps if they are not allowed to use the exclusive or newest APIs that are released and there are people who don't trust these 3rd party developers with their privacy.
    bsbharath1987 likes this.
    03-11-2015 08:56 PM
  8. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    3rd party apps are also no good except a few. What's the use of 3rd party apps if they are not allowed to use the exclusive or newest APIs that are released and there are people who don't trust these 3rd party developers with their privacy.
    Actually I agree with you. Maps, Gmail, YouTube are apps on Android, that is, not baked in the OS and still they run like the apps baked in the OS. On the contrary, on the super fast OS named Windows Phone, all the apps except the ones baked in the OS, take much more time to open and are sluggish. Third party music players like PowerAmp behave like the built in Music Player on Android, while on Windows Phone these apps need to show a splash screen and usually stutter. I think Windows Phone APIs are crap for third party apps or the OS is huge trash!

    Just imagine all the third party apps behaved like built in apps, how better WP would be! For ex. if Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp opened like built in Messaging app, those smooth and fast animations. I hope Windows 10 changes that.
    03-12-2015 12:54 AM
  9. PratikMade's Avatar
    Actually I agree with you. Maps, Gmail, YouTube are apps on Android, that is, not baked in the OS and still they run like the apps baked in the OS. On the contrary, on the super fast OS named Windows Phone, all the apps except the ones baked in the OS, take much more time to open and are sluggish. Third party music players like PowerAmp behave like the built in Music Player on Android, while on Windows Phone these apps need to show a splash screen and usually stutter. I think Windows Phone APIs are crap for third party apps or the OS is huge trash!

    Just imagine all the third party apps behaved like built in apps, how better WP would be! For ex. if Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp opened like built in Messaging app, those smooth and fast animations. I hope Windows 10 changes that.
    I like how Facebook messenger on Android has those chat heads floating on your screen, whichever page you open those chat heads will be floating and ready to open. I behaves like it was destined to be on it.
    03-12-2015 08:41 AM

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