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It added 100,000 apps in six months

If you love the Windows Phone hardware, but have been skeptical about actually getting one because of the lack of apps, Microsoft has confirmed that about 100,000 apps were uploaded in just six months this year. 

According to WP Central, the Windows Phone Store just surpassed a total of 300,000 apps. It reached that milestone at the end of June. 


 
 
 
The Windows Phone Store had 100,000 apps in June 2012 and then 200,000 apps in December 2013. 

Microsoft said the Windows and Windows Phone app catalog has grown 94 percent in the last year while the number of active developers has grown by about 50 percent. 

In July, Nokia devices finally received the Windows Phone 8.1 update. So with updated software, more apps and nice hardware, Microsoft could see Windows Phone sales boost a bit. 

Source: WP Central



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But...
By FITCamaro on 8/8/2014 1:12:46 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't 100,000 fart apps like the Android store and Apple store.




RE: But...
By stm1185 on 8/8/2014 1:26:02 PM , Rating: 5
That is really the point though isn't it. Out of the million Android apps, or however many, there really is only probably 1000 of any actual worth, and then of that thousand maybe a heavy user will find 100 worth using themselves; while a light user may not even use 50.


RE: But...
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 1:57:54 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah but that's the problem, WP doesn't currently have all the popular apps. 999,000 of every million apps on iOS and Android are garbage, but if WP only has 500 of those 1000 popular ones, it's a huge turn off for all of the people that use those 500 apps. Yes it may have Facebook, and everyone uses Facebook, but what happens when I go to Disneyland, and they offer an app that shows realtime map information on my phone for iOS and Android but not Windows Phone? Suddenly my experience feels extremely degraded because something that is super useful for even just a few days is unavailable to me because I invested in the wrong phone platform.

So yeah, the number of apps is not directly meaningful - but it also provides a hint to developers as to how popular a platform is. Lots of apps implies that there is a large user base and/or the apps themselves are easy to write - both of which are signals for developers to jump onboard.


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 2:36:36 PM , Rating: 3
Most people don't realize a lot of the gaps have been filled but a lot of people never bother to look they just assume its not there like I would assume Blackberry doesn't have any apps. They may not care to look or they may just go for Android because thats what everyone is going to release the app for.

For instance youll hear I need check deposit but my bank yet Chase, Bank of America, wells fargo but they all have Windows Phone apps. So run off find a bank without it and claim that's your bank.

Oh well I need Pandora, Instagram, Spotify, Fitbit, iHeartRadio, Hulu, Netflix, Vine, vimeo, roku but there all there too. Didnt bother to check just assumed or someone said its missing thier needed app.

Its a silly battle in the end I have every app I need and dont feel there are any gaps.


RE: But...
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 3:08:25 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
For instance youll hear I need check deposit but my bank yet Chase, Bank of America, wells fargo but they all have Windows Phone apps. So run off find a bank without it and claim that's your bank.

My mom called me yesterday asking how to get the WP version of her bank app. Turns out they had an iOS and Android version but no WP version.

quote:
Oh well I need Pandora, Instagram, Spotify, Fitbit, iHeartRadio, Hulu, Netflix, Vine, vimeo, roku but there all there too. Didnt bother to check just assumed or someone said its missing thier needed app.

Congratulations and skimming over my actual point where I stated "Yes they have things like Facebook" but then pointed out other important scenarios where they fall flat. It's not the big top name apps that are the issue. It's all the small - but important when they're needed - apps.

For my example above: I doubt the "Disneyland app" would even be on the "top 10,000" app lists for Android and iOS, but while I'm at DisneyLan, I would expect to be able to use it, because for those few days I'm there with my family, I consider it more important than making sure I'm connected to Instagram.

Note: I don't remember if it was DisneyLand or somewhere else, but this is a real situation a coworker of mine has complained about.


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 5:32:36 PM , Rating: 2
Im not sure I would trust a bank app from small branches of the financial industry but to each their own and you didnt mention any apps until now.

But Whatever I love my Windows Phone. To each thier own.


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 5:47:52 PM , Rating: 2
Guess I should clarify Facebook functionality is built into the Windows Phone so you don't need a Facebook app but you can download one. Personally I like it being built in.


RE: But...
By Avatar28 on 8/10/2014 11:48:21 AM , Rating: 2
Eh, not so much anymore. That's mostly been removed in 8.1.


RE: But...
By nikon133 on 8/10/2014 9:15:39 PM , Rating: 2
Hmm... I wasn't using this much (as I prefer dedicated app) so I don't know if and what is changed/removed, but I'm still getting FB feed under my People's "What's new?" tab..?


RE: But...
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 6:52:52 PM , Rating: 2
Don't misinterpret me. I own a windows phone and I actually love it. It's great. I have no plans to get an Android or iOS phones anytime soon (Both are great, just not what I want or need). However that doesn't keep me from being unbiased in an argument. Windows Phone has plenty of flaws, and the app selection is one of them.

For the average Joe, it's not about "This platform has the top 50 apps." It's about "Does this platform have the 50 apps that *I* use" ('I' being the perspective of a potential phone owner, not me personally)


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 9:15:59 PM , Rating: 2
I can certainly see why people get an Android device. You don't have to ask yourself is there an app for it while with Windows Phone you might and that's fine. Just that a lot of so called missing apps do exist for the phone now and developers adding an additional 100,000 of them in just 6 months shows that developers are interested in the platform even if a few of the apps are missing from it.

I always see this as an opportunity for someone to become the new leader of a particular category when a particular app vendor snubs a platform for whatever reason.

With Microsoft targeting the Business sector with Windows Phone 8.1 those few developers that have been snubbing the platform will just miss out.


RE: But...
By ATrigo on 8/8/2014 5:48:48 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
My mom called me yesterday asking how to get the WP version of her bank app. Turns out they had an iOS and Android version but no WP version.


Does the bank have web experience for online banking? I would bet it does since it also has mobile application (hate the App moniker) front ends for just that. Simply point your mom to her phone's browser :)


RE: But...
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 6:47:50 PM , Rating: 2
YEs it does, and she already does banking online. She was mostly interested in the feature that I showed her on my phone (I have a Chase account, and Chase had a WP app) which allowed me to deposit a check by taking a picture of it. She wanted to do that, but couldn't.


RE: But...
By Labotomizer on 8/9/2014 11:38:40 AM , Rating: 2
To be fair, most of the smaller banks and FCUs don't have that functionality anyway.

But I do think your point is well made and I agree. I love WP and I wouldn't trade it for the others. But the more obscure, smaller apps are a problem. Maybe we have all the major ones at this point, or at least 95% of them, but something like Disneyland or the Tanger outlet app that gives dynamic coupons based on location, things like that. I find myself bringing an iPad and tethering in those situations but it's not exactly convenient.

I think it will get there. I've talked to some CIOs who say 10% market share is the magic number where they'll develop an app. Things like local grocery stores, banks and the like. It is easy to port from iOS at least.


RE: But...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/9/14, Rating: -1
RE: But...
By Labotomizer on 8/9/2014 4:55:35 PM , Rating: 3
Are you unable to read? I really have to wonder how you twisted what I said into... well, I don't know what. Nor do I understand why you have a problem with what I said. I agreed with the poster. The biggest problem with the WP store isn't the major apps. It's the smaller, more obscure and specialized apps. If you're an organization with 10k potential users then writing Android and iOS versions will cover 95% of your users. Not a great deal of motivation to write a WP version.

The only thing I said in any disagreement to the post was that the smaller banks and FCUs generally don't have check deposit support via camera on their iOS or Android apps. And that's just a fact. It wasn't a plus or a minus either way, simply a statement for what was mentioned in particular.

And the reason I think MS will make the 10% mark isn't just from the phone. With Windows RT and Windows Phone merging and the emergence of universal apps that run on x86 versions of Windows there will be a greater share. And greater reason to write apps that will run across all Windows devices. That will give Microsoft a far more favorable install base. It's also the reason MS isn't giving up on WinRT and Metro apps. It allows them to leverage desktop market share to help mobile. It's a smart move.

You will read anything I say as positive though. Even when I have repeatedly stated that the specialized apps are a problem. Not really something I've had too many issues with but it does happen.


RE: But...
By nikon133 on 8/10/2014 9:49:03 PM , Rating: 3
They are still growing in Europe... where Android, on average, took a slight dip in Q1 2014. Depending on sources, WP has between 8.X and 10.X% of Euro market... which is hardly "emerging market".

Things are not as good as they could be, but they are not as bad, too.

But I agree that they don't grow as fast as they should based on platform's virtues.

I'm surprised MS didn't push much more on enterprise side of equation. With all the other products MS holds on enterprise, it shouldn't be such a challenge to make WP into "must-have" for Exchange users, for example... but it doesn't seem to be happening. Might it be due to decentralised nature of Microsoft nowadays, with lack of co-operation between different departments? Or just ineffective management? For example, WP had (and still might) a lot of problems talking with SonicWALL's security appliances from Aventail line. Now, SonicWALL is owned with Dell... and Dell is one of biggest MS partners and co-ops. Surely they could have sit down and sort out issues, have MS really pressed... but they took their sweet time to do it... and even now (that they claim problems are sorted), we are still seeing some problems there.


RE: But...
By testbug00 on 8/9/2014 11:03:25 PM , Rating: 2
As someone who owns multipe (920, 1020, 1520) devices, as well as Android and iOS devices, there are many gaps.

Personally, they don't bother me, but, well, I am far from the norm (for example, I own 5 phones and use 4 of them regularly... that number will likely be 8 phones with 5 used regularly before the year ends) despite my large number of phones, I do very simple things with them.

It does irk me when someone says "WP8 had no X application" before doing a quick search, however... a lot of times they are wrong. WP might not have the official application, but, it does have plenty of 3rd party ones. Some, from what I hear, work better than official ones on other platforms.

I just wish they added the other 2 Chaos Rings onto WP8... And that they would be free if I could show I owned on iOS and Android Already (Which I do) XD


RE: But...
By dgingerich on 8/8/2014 2:58:46 PM , Rating: 2
I can attest to this, at the moment. I'm still waiting on a decent tower defense game or version of Sudoku. There were great versions of both on Android. At least I have Angry Birds. (Oh, yeah, Angry Birds hangs on me on Windows Phone. Grrr....)

My Lumia 925 does have far superior camera apps compared to the other phones I've had.

Generally, it's a game of numbers. The more apps that are out there, regardless of quality of most, the more good apps are in the system. So, even if a real success rate for apps on a platform is around 0.002%, a system having 1,000,000 apps in general will have more successful apps than a system having only 300,000 apps.


RE: But...
By Labotomizer on 8/9/2014 4:58:19 PM , Rating: 2
Myth Defense is good for a tower defense game but certainly not nearly the diversity you see on Android or iOS. GeoSwarm is pretty good too. But more would definitely be a plus.


RE: But...
By chmilz on 8/8/2014 4:01:57 PM , Rating: 2
Are we in a world where people buy a phone because there's a Disneyland app for it? Are we in a world where people expect a Disnyland app in the first place?

Single-serving software. It's like ketchup packets for phones.

Now I'm thinking of that flight scene in Fight Club.


RE: But...
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 4:19:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Are we in a world where people buy a phone because there's a Disneyland app for it?

No, we live in a world where people buy a phone because there are a bunch of apps like it that offer similar conveniences for their day to day activities.

quote:
Are we in a world where people expect a Disnyland app in the first place?

I would say so, yes. We live in a world where there is an app for everything. Wile they might not "expect" it to exist prior to getting there, knowing of the functionality and convenience that it can provide would entertain interest in many people.

These little, yet convenient, apps exist all over the place. They do not appear even close in any "Top 50" lists or anything, but the fact that there are some platforms that always have them, and some that don't... that's a huge selling point for the other platforms.


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 5:39:46 PM , Rating: 2
You probably want the wait times app.
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/search?q=d...
You can always go to the website too its mobile friendly. Seems if its not in an app they get lost.


RE: But...
By Labotomizer on 8/9/2014 5:02:14 PM , Rating: 2
Especially when there is a QR code as you walk into the park or place and realize it only lists Android or iOS. I understand that will happen, and why, and accept the trade off. That doesn't help the people who didn't realize that was going to be common place though.


RE: But...
By insurgent on 8/8/2014 7:49:09 PM , Rating: 2
We are in a world were WP doesn't even have a slice of the pie, just crumbs. Deal with it.


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 9:29:28 PM , Rating: 2
Unless the patent system can be fixed you basically gave Microsoft money on your Android purchase while you thought you were snubbing Microsoft to the tune of 3.4 Billion last year. Make sure you upgrade often for more royalties.

Those are some juicy Crumbs.

To the idiots thats a Pro Microsoft post but to the intelligent they know its a snub at the patent system.


RE: But...
By sprockkets on 8/9/2014 10:34:19 AM , Rating: 2
I got a moto phone. They don't pay anything to MS, and rightfully so.


RE: But...
By BZDTemp on 8/9/2014 6:25:47 AM , Rating: 2
What's sort of funny is that there is newer any talk of the things that are only on WP or the special things that Nokia has added to WP.

Here are some of the things I find really valuable.
For starters the WP platform of course integrates very well with Windows and Office, then there is the Nokia navigation software which is really good (and works well off-line when abroad). And navigation is not just the usual GPS map + driving thing there is also a really good app for using public transport (Nokia Here Transit) - it feels like bloody magic visiting a city abroad and then just know what trains and buses to take to go somewhere.

I think the WP platform will become much more popular once people realize what it brings. Just for the business users there are good things, even more so for the bigger companies that will really benefit how the platform can work with their user management and so.


RE: But...
By Just Tom on 8/8/2014 3:21:17 PM , Rating: 2
While you make a good point I think it is important to acknowledge that those 50 apps a light user might find useful are not necessarily the same 50 apps for each light user. In fact, they probably aren't. What some people find useful others find a complete waste of time, bandwidth, and storage.


RE: But...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: But...
By HardwareDufus on 8/8/2014 2:10:10 PM , Rating: 3
Reclaimer77,
could you take just one day and lay off the WIndowsPhone vs. Android rhetoric?

It's a growning platform. It's now 3rd, a distant 3rd. There was a time when Simbian wiped the floor with android too.

Dude..
Windows - Windows Phone..
Linux - Android Phone...
MacOS - IOS Phone...

competition from the 3 power houses that matter.

this competition ensures even your beloved android platform doesn't stagnate.

enjoy the benefits of it, instead of attacking it at every turn.

android and iPhone have momentum. momentum shifts.

there is one App for sure that I want that is not available yet on Windows Phone 8. It's available with Windows 8, IOS, Android, MAC, Linux. I spoke with the developers... they are working on the Phone 8 versión right now... building it as a universal App so that it scales PC, Tablet and phone. it's coming.

the fact that these are things are coming means one great thing for you.... android will respond.... and get even better too.. enjoy the ride. there's plenty of space for 3 competitors in the world wide celular phone biz.


RE: But...
By inighthawki on 8/8/2014 2:14:32 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think he was really attacking the Windows Phone platform, so much as he was making some observations. They are behind in numbers, in developer interest, in killer apps. Does that make it a horrible platform? No. But it is a crutch in its adoption, and these numbers absolutely do correlate to developer interest.


RE: But...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 2:47:34 PM , Rating: 1
If you really don't know why then why continue? Your not convincing anyone to get Android. Im more convinced not to get an Android device because of you.

You have Ron Whites problem. You have the right to remain silent but you lack the ability.


RE: But...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: But...
By glowingghoul on 8/8/2014 5:37:18 PM , Rating: 3
Keep pretending that Android market share is a conscious choice based on a consumer deciding it's superior.

There are lots and lots of $60 generic Android tablets sold. That must be because they're superior to iPads right?


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 5:46:07 PM , Rating: 2
Somehow to Reclaimer77 having 300,000 apps means developers aren't interested in the platform.

If so why are there 300,000 apps? Did one developer write them all?


RE: But...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: But...
By Spuke on 8/8/2014 6:56:23 PM , Rating: 5
Looks like Testerguy is back.


RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: But...
By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 9:09:17 PM , Rating: 5
If you ever posted anything other than 100% biased drivel combined with uneducated incorrect nonsense your regurgitated rant might hold more weight.

Seriously KAM, look at your post history. A quick 30 second glance and its obvious you are here on a smear agenda. Get a clue man. Everyone here is on to you and your aliases


RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: But...
By retrospooty on 8/8/2014 10:01:01 PM , Rating: 3
I wouldn't call pointing out your ignorance and BS crying. You are the one on a mission of smear here, not me. Hows about you stop crying about that big bad OS that hurt you. Its like clockwork, every time you post the exact same drivel.


RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/11/2014 4:42:07 PM , Rating: 2
Saying its BS doesn't make you right. I have more experience on more mobile OSes than most people here. Definitely more than you. The only vendetta I have here is against trash.

And you talking about smear campaigns is hilarious.

There were 10 posts in the Google IO thread. There were over 100 in the one talking about the iPhone at Walmart. You and your idiot friend reclaimer can't get enough bashing on anything that isn't Android, as shown by the thousands and thousands of posts you guys have here.

If only your employer knew what you guys did on company time. I know you IT and tech support guys aren't paid very much, but it's still too much for the amount of time you people spend trolling message boards instead of working.


RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/11/2014 4:48:38 PM , Rating: 2
Look at all the poor Fandroid feelings I've hurt.

I lived with the crap for years, rooted and customized and did everything. Still a crap OS. Every Google IO is a meeting to fix the problems Android had for years that you people are in denial over.

You people have serious Stockholm Syndrome or are fooled by marketing. Then there are idiots like reclaimer that actually say ART is good, but everything he says is terrible.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, it is shameful that a $100 WP device is more responsive than an Android flagship.


RE: But...
By retrospooty on 8/11/2014 6:42:42 PM , Rating: 2
Usually, you come back here and do nothing but bash Android with your obvious agenda... Today, you came back and did nothing but respond to me with baseless, ignorant and incorrect attacks and comments. I'd say your feeling's are looking hurt, not mine... But, thanks for thinkin' of me.


RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/11/2014 7:45:38 PM , Rating: 2
Not mad at all. Your hypocrisy is funny though.

A Google article gets a dozen comments while an Apple one gets over 100, almost all from a basher circlejerk. I've been registered on AT since 1999 and have about 600 comments here. You have over 10000, all either bashing anything not Android or defending Android from legitimate complaints.

Look in the mirror. After you're done looking the mirror, get back to work and stop leeching off company time you middle aged slacker.


RE: But...
By retrospooty on 8/11/2014 9:37:23 PM , Rating: 2
"A Google article gets a dozen comments while an Apple one gets over 100, almost all from a basher circlejerk. I've been registered on AT since 1999 and have about 600 comments here. You have over 10000, all either bashing anything not Android or defending Android from legitimate complaints"

Please, you are delusional. I have been here as long as you and my post count is high because I post on all ranges of subjects and always have. You post only on articles related to Apple and it's competitors and always post pro Apple. I am here for tech news (granted it's usually the same regurgitated stories you can get anywhere) and the lively comment section, which I find entertaining. Your agenda is obvious to everyone. You are here to promote Apple and your tiny e-peen gets in the way. What I am really amazed about is that you seem to think it isn't obvious and that others don't notice, but hey, gotta troll right?

"Look in the mirror. After you're done looking the mirror, get back to work and stop leeching off company time you middle aged slacker."

Right back at 'cha about the mirror. Thanks though, for your concern about my job, my paycheck, and my work ethic. You are as clueless about that as you are about everything else here TYP (Yes, we know that)


RE: But...
By HardwareDufus on 8/8/2014 5:10:47 PM , Rating: 2
Of course you are allowed to criticize any product you wish. It just gets a bit tiring that you must respond to every pro Windows Phone contribution with the same rancor and rhetoric. It's just so played.

In a planet of 7.25 billion people, I'm not sure I'm comfortable with anyone having 80% share of anything. Hence, I love the variety of the 3 main ecosystems.

I've owned Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia and LG mobile devices... I've played with all 3 phone operating systems. I like them all.

I happen to use winphone at the moment in my household and both sets of parent's household.

it does what I need and I don't really need others constantly telling me what a hopeless platform I've adopted. It's the underdog, but it's a decent underdog and will remain so for a while, but it still does what we need in our extended family.


RE: But...
By KoolAidMan1 on 8/8/2014 7:16:26 PM , Rating: 1
But don't you see, unless you're an Android fanatic then you're crazy.

...


RE: But...
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/8/2014 9:57:23 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
But don't you see, unless you're an Apple fanatic then you're crazy.


RE: But...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: But...
By superflex on 8/8/2014 3:23:35 PM , Rating: 3
...Apple and Android don't have the Zune App.


RE: But...
By FITCamaro on 8/8/2014 4:04:59 PM , Rating: 1
Dude. This was just my tongue in cheek response to what I knew would be the eventual post of "but it still doesn't have as many apps as the Apple or Android store!".

Yes it lacks certain apps due to the lack of users which drives development interest. My company runs a hackathon and it doesn't even really consider Windows Phone unless they're trying to get money from Microsoft as a sponsor.

Ultimately Windows Phone is a great mobile OS that came to the party too late. Plus then it took them too long to get any really great phones. I'll still consider Windows Phone. But yes the reason I haven't switched yet is because certain apps I use aren't supported on it yet.


RE: But...
By Mitch101 on 8/8/2014 5:52:16 PM , Rating: 2
Curious which apps? I believe you just curious to which ones because Ive met a lot of people who thought a lot of apps didn't exist for Windows Phone because they never looked.


RE: But...
By Shadowself on 8/8/2014 8:06:35 PM , Rating: 1
Exactly, Reclaimer77.

Stating the billion Apps versus 300,000 Apps is totally irrelevant is just the same argument the Apple Fanbois made back in Apple's dark days.

Microsoft Supporter: We've got a billion programs that run on Windows!

Apple Fan: Way over half of those are games and 90% of those games are terrible. We don't need to support those.

Microsoft Supporter: We've got 15+ programs for every niche and 100+ programs for most areas.

Apple Fan: We've got the best 2 or 3 for the important niches and the best dozen or so for most areas. We don't need to have every niche supported every niche, and we only need to have the best programs on our platforms.

People didn't believe those arguments then. They don't buy into them now.


RE: But...
By Nutzo on 8/11/2014 1:39:33 PM , Rating: 2
They didn't believe those arguments then because they weren't true. Looking from the business side, there always seemed to be an application or 2 that was not available on the Mac.

Even when there was a Mac version of an application, there almost always seemed to be compatibility problems when trying to share files.


RE: But...
By testbug00 on 8/9/2014 11:14:23 PM , Rating: 1
actually, the increase in developers being so large for it being such a small percentage of global sales does look goot for WP8.

WP8 is missing apps many people use (not personally, well, kind, doesn't have Chaos Rings Omega/2, but, I can play those on MotoG and iPhone 4 the rare times I want to (as in, if I don't have my DS with me, and, I want slightly different combat system)) but, the gap is much less than most people tend to state.

The thing about the "fat apps" argument is that people who champion it for WP8 fail to realize that the more applications you have, the odds are the less % of them are good. Going from 100,000 to 200,000 apps probably brought 50-75% more great ones, but, from 200,000-300,000 only brought 40-65% more great ones (numbers pulled out of my *ss). That being said, the argument of "few better apps is preferable" is still correct, and, in my experience with FB and twitter and a 3rd party youtube app, is that, well, the ones on WP8 feel better to me overall (facebook tied, Twitter, like WP8 better, youtube, like the custom youtube client much better) but, if i took the time to find custom youtube clients on Android/iOS I probably could make that equal.

"fart apps" needs to be renamed into "the more apps you have, you have a smaller percent of the total that are good (where the percent decrease drastically somewhere between 100,000 and 1,000,000 apps)"

It is more true, and, tells the truth. I can find more good apps on my iPhone or Moto G than I can on my WP devices. That being said, personally, I cannot stand Android on the phone I have (accidentally got a Verizon Moto G, so, no Cymod for me *cries*) and iOS 7 on the iPhone 4 is to slow for me to properly say if I like the OS.

I suspect even after my OnePlus One arrives and I likely get the new iPhone (probably the ~4.7" one) and the Blackberry Z10, I still will be using WP8 as my primary. I just like it better.


Built in
By Gunbuster on 8/8/2014 4:17:50 PM , Rating: 2
One of the things I enjoy most about WP is that many tasks/features are built right in. I would rather the phone do something out of the box instead of searching for some janky app made by some random guy in a garage.




RE: Built in
By elleehswon on 8/8/2014 4:48:13 PM , Rating: 2
brb, my loving wife, leaving the confines of the house to go work on that janky app again in the garage. I know, i know the computer belongs in the office, but bygummit, this is how we've done it and this is how we're gunna contine to do it!


minecraft pe
By Levish on 8/8/2014 5:08:26 PM , Rating: 2
Still no minecraft pe T.T




300,000 apps on Windows phone?
By Argon18 on 8/11/2014 1:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
Let me get this straight, Windows Phone has more apps than actual users? Lmao




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