- 01-14-2013, 09:40 PM #3
The gap is closing but I would bet not fast enough for some people.
- 01-15-2013, 06:36 AM #6
01-15-2013, 06:45 AM #7
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I think there were many good signs for Windows Phone 8 in the last few weeks, but if companies decide to publish for WP, there will be a lag phase during the development. And there's the thing with the SDK being released very, very late.
Maybe we'll see an even higher increase of released apps in the next few months. I certainly hope so.
- 01-15-2013, 07:34 AM #8
The apps are coming so fast now its crazy. Like every other article on the WPC blog is about an app being introduced or update. Its an exciting time for sure.
- 01-15-2013, 08:09 AM #9
01-15-2013, 08:34 AM #10
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Are we really gaining traction? The marketplace right now have a lot of apps but most of them are junk. But if we are gaining traction wouldn't we have Temple Run, Songpop, Dominoes pizza app, and many more popular apps by now. If you ask me, WP apps releases are moving like a snail.
Can someone prove me wrong....
- 01-15-2013, 08:42 AM #11
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- 01-15-2013, 08:55 AM #14
It seems to me that we're picking up lots of smaller, independent apps but we're also getting a lot of snubs. Go back over the WPC blog for the last couple of weeks and check out the number of posts about apps and app developers specifically not developing for WP8 or cancelling development for WP8. While smaller, independent apps and developers are great, if the "big name" apps don't make it over here WP8 is going to be put on the shelf next to webOS. Especially if, as tk-093 said, BB10 *ships* with Instagram.
I don't think we can say that WP8 is "gaining traction" until we've got some quality apps with user bases like that.
- 01-15-2013, 10:14 AM #17
Look here is the think as long as one app is missing someone will have something to complain about. In the mean time we are adding bunches of apps daily and the gap is getting smaller there is no reason why we can't celebrate that. Other than a few very important missing apps important to some not me, we are getting there app wise. I know there is a small minority here that continues to discount this at every turn but the facts are weighing heavily in the favor of WP. Those that protest too much we know who you are its time to STOP, smell the roses. Smells like sweet apps to me...lol
- 01-15-2013, 10:20 AM #18
Ok, so yeah, while I am noticing apps come in daily, I must admit there's still a couple that I'm missing that I would really like (Instagram for example, I haven't used it because it isn't available for my phone, but would really like to get involved and try it out. Heck, my favourite artist uses it for example. And plus I want to involve it in a mobile phone photography project I have cooking.) - of course it's a given that I'm gonna be shut out on WP7. But I am getting a Nokia Lumia 920 (my bank does insurance for £15/mth, as it's a joint account it works out as £7.50/person/mth, I'll have a £30 excess on my phone, mum will have a £100 excess on her iPhone 5. Love how my excess is so much smaller. But yeah, may get an unlocked Lumia 920 as soon as I can. If I end up getting one from Phones4U or Carphone Warehouse though I'll just take out insurance with them). But I agree, the apps are coming in thick and fast. Now, a challenge (and this is meant as a tongue-in-cheek comment), 2'000'000'000 apps released in an hour for WP8!
- 01-15-2013, 10:32 AM #19
- 01-15-2013, 10:38 AM #20
- 01-15-2013, 11:05 AM #22
Instagram is not the only major app we are missing, and all of the new apps being announced, none of them are announced for WP8.
I would believe that we are gaining traction if new major app announcements include WP8, but that's not happening. When WatchESPN, HBOGo, Showtime App, etc... comes to WP8, then we will be "gaining traction". Some crappy speed test or priceline port is not gaining traction.
- 01-15-2013, 11:55 AM #23
Look, I want WP to succeed as much as you do. But you have to be realistic about its success. And yeah, it's great that there are more apps in the marketplace than there were, but that's not really a reason to rejoice. When the apps that people actually want are on WP, *then* we'll have a reason to rejoice.
- 01-15-2013, 12:02 PM #24
- 01-15-2013, 12:09 PM #25
Just tap the Apps link above...
Apps | Windows Phone Central
Read through some of that then tell me we have zero good news. I say there are some very positive facts in that list.
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