- 03-14-2013, 07:10 AM #1
So version 1 of WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10 beats the pants off of the version on Windows Phone, which has gone through several updates. On Z10 the app is snappy, the UI is pleasant, notifications work well and the app overall feels like it was developed with people who knew what they were doing.
On Windows Phone? The UI is atrocious. They try to mimic the stock UI but the app looks really rough around the edges. Notifications work around 80% of the time. But the app performance is just very very mediocre. It drains so much battery. I've yet to come across an app that drains this much battery. You can go from 100% to a dead phone within just a few hours of WhatsApp usage. Many people think it's the background audio API that does it. Well it's not. The drain is MASSIVE when you have the app opened and are actively chatting (no fake audio stream running when the app is in foreground).
Is this seriously the best WhatsApp can do for WP8? I'm clinging my hope on Viber. I really hope they deliver with a top notch app and not a half assed effort. Otherwise I'm afraid the IM situation on WP8 is all but done. Line messenger sucks, WeChat drains the battery, Skype sucks, IM+ is half-assed, WhatsApp is half assed.
If any of you use WhatsApp then please email the support and let them know of these issues!
- 03-14-2013, 07:35 AM #7
Whatsapp team is constantly improving the app, there was 3 updates in the last month itself and the app has improved a lot, only a fool will email and complain when the team is working so hard and also maintaining compatibility for both WP8 and legacy WP7 devices.
- 03-14-2013, 08:06 AM #8
- 03-14-2013, 08:29 AM #12
- 03-14-2013, 08:47 AM #13
skype works fine for me i dont know why everyone complains about the app sure it isnt as up to date but i get faithful notifications, reliable incoming calls, and i like the ui. whatsapp seems pointless to me. but people use it so i wont bash, i just dont get it.Phone History: OG IPhone, HTC G1, HTC Nexus One, HTC MyTouch 4G, HTC HD7, BlackBerry 9800, Blackberry 9700, LG Optimus V, HTC HD7, IPhone 4, HTC Radar 4G, Nokia Lumia 710 4G, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 920
Tablet History: Hp TouchPad (16GB Wifi only), Microsoft Surface RT.
Gaming Console History: Super Nintento, Nintendo 64, Sony Playstation, Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft XBOX, Sony Playstation 2, Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft XBOX 360.
- 03-19-2013, 09:13 PM #15Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
- 03-20-2013, 06:11 PM #16I close threads to save cats.
The way not everyone can have their own loaf of bread, not everyone should create a new thread!
...and then God said, let there be a search button and there was a huge one on top!
- 03-20-2013, 09:01 PM #17
Just realised this was just in general other OS's and devices. Moved to the BlackBerry specific section.Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
- 03-21-2013, 04:16 PM #18
- 03-21-2013, 09:38 PM #19HTC Droid Incredible --> Apple iPhone 4S --> Nokia Lumia 920 --> BlackBerry Z10
- 03-22-2013, 04:11 AM #20
03-22-2013, 05:44 AM #21
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My whatsapp app was working fine for the last couple of weeks and now suddenly all messages sent to me arrive about 20 minutes late? There hasn't been any updates so I'm puzzled as to why its suddenly stop working properly. I can't use it in the state its in and I hope they get this fixed for both WP7 and WP8
- By ttsoldier in forum BlackBerryReplies: 4Last Post: 01-28-2013, 06:08 PM