1. NickNick43's Avatar
    Hey WP fans. I last used a windows phone with the lumia Icon that I traded when my wifes phone was bugging out. I've since been using android on a Moto x 2014 as well as recently a sony z3v. Well my wife now shattered her moto x and I may give her my sony (she does not like to mess with new things, so I'll keep her on android...for now) and purchase outright a 735 through Verizon. Looks like a great device. I love that it is smaller and thinner than my current phone and EVERY review I've read loves the size and form factor.

    So my real question is apps. What has been released and what do you all expect to be released with Windows 10? I have thought about what I need the phone to do and here are some apps that were previously missing that I could use a third party solution for:

    • Google Drive (I use GApps for a personal business, I know email is flawless on WP, but don't recall gDrive)
    • Amazon Music
    • Amazon Photos or Google Photos
    • Yahoo Fantasy Football
    • Feedly (I think theres a few good rss readers)
    • Playbox and Allcast combo


    My wife and I both sync photos to Amazon as we have a fire tv house and it's great for viewing media on any tv. Last year I accessed drive and yahoo fantasy via the browser and to be honest it was fine but push notifications in apps are cool and the web version seemed to murder my battery.

    So any help is welcome. The 735 looks like the steal of the year in the phone world and just want to make sure I won't be missing much and try to gauge the current developer reaction and movement into Windows 10 apps that will be usable on phones as well.

    Thanks, Nick
    08-03-2015 11:12 AM
  2. NickNick43's Avatar
    I forgot one more that I use almost hourly is Todoist
    08-03-2015 12:02 PM
  3. michael nabil's Avatar
    Google doesn't make any apps for windows phone. I didn't find the rest of the apps but there are probably some alternatives. You could just search the store.

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=AixIMNjI
    08-04-2015 09:41 AM
  4. NickNick43's Avatar
    I know I can search and I know Google does not make apps, I was hoping for some real world feedback on the 3rd party alternatives. I can't be the only one using GApps who wants to/ is using a windows phone
    08-04-2015 10:40 AM
  5. michael nabil's Avatar
    There is multiple google drive client on wp
    08-08-2015 12:45 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I would not even try to use Google Drive with WP. Unless you're just reading.
    08-08-2015 12:04 PM
  7. lancepr's Avatar
    If you are going with Windows phone you really need to make the switch to OneDrive, everything works so good.
    You will never get great google support on Windows phone.
    08-10-2015 09:10 AM
  8. NickNick43's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I've been using a 735 with insider version 10166 for about a week and not missing much from google. There are no good alternatives to Amazon apps and I'd love to use their photo backup but perhaps this will happen in the future with project Astoria coming.
    08-11-2015 06:35 PM
  9. michael nabil's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I've been using a 735 with insider version 10166 for about a week and not missing much from google. There are no good alternatives to Amazon apps and I'd love to use their photo backup but perhaps this will happen in the future with project Astoria coming.

    Try the leaked project Astoria , works with some apps
    08-13-2015 02:35 PM
  10. NickNick43's Avatar
    I'd like to but the tutorial seemed daunting. Maybe I just need to try it step by step
    08-14-2015 04:58 PM
  11. Pete's Avatar
    Please don't ask for or supply information regarding how to use the leaked Astoria tool.

    Please read

    Microsoft's Project Astoria has leaked letting Windows 10 Mobile sideload Android APKs directly | Windows Central
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    08-17-2015 06:57 AM

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