10-22-2012, 09:24 AM #1
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i have to admit that when it comes to IM services such as whatsapp and Line, our wp7.5 did not perform that well. What i understood is that those apps are not written in "native code", therefore has limitations to accessing the OS's core, making it few steps behind the iOS and android, or even Symbian S60
right now the app is sluggish, notifications are delayed, and push is inconsistent.
When WP 8 was announced, native code was introduced. how do you think whatsapp will perform? in terms of app performance? in terms of push notifications?
- 10-22-2012, 09:37 AM #2
Hard to tell. The Facebook app was developed by Microsoft and even then the notifications on new messages would be very late, anywhere from 15 mins to 1 hour late. I'm not surprised 3rd party apps like Whatsapp did not perform well.
10-22-2012, 09:50 AM #4
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I almost never IM, but it's always interesting when I read threads like these. I use an app called Pro Sports Scores that can update a Live Tile via push every 10 to 30 seconds. So during a baseball game, for example, I see the results of almost every pitch. If a small third party developer can setup a push server to send data consistently and reliably, why can't they big guys do the same. I suspect it's not a problem with our WP7.x devices and more a server side issue. Just sayin.
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- 10-22-2012, 01:52 PM #5
IM+ is free now. It's OK at best. IDK what's the deal with notifications. The 1st party twitter works flawlessly notification wise. The FB app, good luck. I only used whatsapp for a few hours, I didn't have any problems with it, but I had more friends using so many different services, it was of no use to me.Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
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- 10-22-2012, 01:55 PM #7
I've used WhatsApp since I've had my WP7.5. I've never had issues with it.
I would hope it is available for WP8, since it is probably my most used app.--Laura Knotek (formerly known as lak611)
- 10-22-2012, 03:16 PM #9--Laura Knotek (formerly known as lak611)
- 10-22-2012, 03:19 PM #10
The main reason people think push notifications do not work is because they have deactivated data over cellular and/or don't have a data plan with their carrier. That is always the first thing to look at. If changing that doesn't solve you problem, then your issues are the app developers fault and have nothing to do with Microsoft or WP7.5.
Beyond that, IM apps under WP8 will behave just as well/poorly as they did under WP7.
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- 10-22-2012, 07:54 PM #12
Well it depends on if the specific app is compiled for WP8 or not, if its still compiled for 7.5 then performance will be exactly how it is currently on a 7.5 device. That being said kik has been really solid so far with its push performance.
10-23-2012, 10:04 AM #15
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I use an app called Notify My Windows Phone. It lets you send notifications with a custom message to your phone by sending an HTTP request to the developer's server. I use it to monitor some of my home PCs as well as a web site that I developed.
When I test the service, the notification always comes through a few seconds after I send the request to the server. This tells me that it's very possible to have instant push notifications as long as the app developer's server is well implemented. If you're experiencing delayed notifications, it's probably because of the developer's server, not MS's push servers.
- 11-04-2012, 12:54 PM #19
No more than one picture can be downloaded in one session, sometimes you receive notification but can't see the message inside until you relaunch a couple of times, and it still sometimes fails to smooth transfer from cellular data to wifi.Nokia Lumia 920 | Rogers Wireless Canada
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