View Poll Results: In what ways other than money did you try to find support for Windows Phone
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I straight away email/tweet/facebook developers
I try to do my own sales pitch at work
I get my company/friends/relatives to push for certain apps
I've given my money. What more do you want?
- 01-09-2013, 05:22 PM #1
While we have an excellent thread going here - The lack of support from pretty much everyone and the future of Windows Phone, reading through the posts and looking at the results, I realised one thing.
What can end users do to change this? or more precisely can we do anything AT ALL? We've thrown our money for this. Some of us like me, have thrown their money more than once, since last two years and that is not out of just love, but also out of desperate hope that we are bringing the platform further.
It will be a good idea to ponder and gather some ways in which may be we can go an extra mile and be seen. We often see threads where users (including myself) often email devs, tweet companies and moan on this boards about getting more supports, better apps and releasing apps. Is there anything that has worked? Do you personally do something else as a part of your job, as your daily routine to push the platform?
I wanted to see what sort of efforts other end users have put in so far for this continuous lack of support even after 2 years and 3 months of Windows Phone.
- 01-09-2013, 05:43 PM #3
Spread the word. WP isn't the right OS for those that need to jump on whatever app is trending on any particular day, nevertheless, many can and do appreciate what WP has to offer. Reaching that market share, where it is worthwhile developing for WP, is achieved one user at a time.
- 01-09-2013, 05:47 PM #4
Oh yes, and publicly ridicule any company that is incapable of maintaining a mobile website that works well with mobile IE.
01-09-2013, 05:50 PM #5
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Just today at work, I was sitting in a meeting waiting for it to start, and 2 of my coworkers were talking about their iphones and "what else can apple even do for a smartphone?"... so I quietly pulled out my phone and set it down on the table.. without saying anything.. took them a few minutes to realize it and then one said "Hey! Is that the new Nokia phone with windows 8? How do you like it?"... So it may not be much and just 2 people... but I spread the word a little and planted a seed.. something they may keep an eye out for now... but never the less they recognized the phone when it was turned off and didn't assume it was an android device..
so small things to spread the word as well as emailing developers and encouraging others to do the same (there are lots of posts in the marketplace apps forum on this site where people talk about developers they've emailed). I sometimes email developers of apps that I know are popular but I don't even use... just to push a bit more for the OS.. imagine if everyone from here was emailing and posting on support forums.. developers would see the response..
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I was on my people hub and saw a posting by Laridian makers of the pocket bible for windows mobile and iPhone and palm os bible apps and they are wanting beta testers for pocket bible for windows phone. I am very very excited about this development I haver been asking them repeatednly about this and its in the tube.
Last edited by jfa1; 01-09-2013 at 08:38 PM.Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
01-09-2013, 06:38 PM #11
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I've been on the WP bandwagon since day one. But recently I have been exposed to some new Android devices and frankly I think Microsoft lost a year in the process of rewriting WP8 as both iOS and Android are leaving WP in the dust. IPhone 5 is ridiculously fast and Android is fast and has Google Now which is amazing. And contrary to what some bloggers want to think apps do matter. Recently I canceled all my Google accounts and no longer use Google Reader. So I'm trying to find an alternative that can sync my news between my WP7.5 and Surface. The only news app that I found that supports both platforms is News360 but that app is buggy on the Surface. My first choice is Pulse but there's no WP7.5 version (or WP8?) There's Zite on WP but none on Surface. Bottom line I cannot find a good Google Reader alternative. Which brings me to the conclusion that in the end it doesn't matter if you have Live Tiles or Kids Corner or the best phone camera on the world. Right now I can't even find a simple news reader service that can sync between my Surface and WP. So yeah, apps matter. I have until November before I can upgrade and right now I'm not sure I am sticking with Windows Phone. I want to but I also want a phone/tablet ecosystem that can deliver what I need. And right now Windows Phone isn't doing it.
01-09-2013, 06:47 PM #12
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Text it is your choice and if it suits you switch. But as a former Mac fanboy I got bored rotten with iOS, it hasnt changed in 7 years and is dull.
Sure things work on it ok, but it aint any quicker than my previous Sony phone (Android) or my new 920.
My wife has the galaxy note 2 and I previously had the xperia S and they are decent phones but I do not like android and how the apps seem to use up all the memory. Not enough can be transferred to SD cards and with many now not doing them anymore and having them inbuilt this was an issue for me.
WP is a clean, simple and interesting OS and I am very happy with it, unlike Nokia who are annoying me by producing a great phone but not providing any bloody accessories you can actually buy!!!
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- 01-10-2013, 06:17 PM #20
Better 3rd party platform support will likely require at least four to five times the sales Nokia reported for Q4 (assuming Nokia's market share of WP device sales remains constant).
- 01-10-2013, 06:55 PM #22
I found the Laridian FB page, and clicked on their link to the beta - Lol! It's a Google group and you need a Google id. I went ahead and signed up since I had an old YouTube account. We'll see how things go.
- 01-10-2013, 07:27 PM #23
I put my lumia on h&m counter while paying for my sweater and a staff member called another showing him "this is lumia" - people are noticing it :)
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