- 09-16-2013, 06:49 PM #1
windows phone 8 is still falling way behind with the building of apps & im getting more and more rejections when i ask for apps to be upgraded or built.
I asked my bank kiwibank.co.nz to consider building a wp8 app they said 0.005% of customers use windows phone so sorry but no we wont build one.
Ive also been asking a New Zealand news agency to upgrade there app and include a live tile. to day fairfax media (stuff.co.nz) sent me this reply
Stuff.co.nz Hi Barry, we apologise for the lack of support and updates on the windows phone, but as adoption for the app on this particular platform has been slow, maintaining the current application is not as feasible as when we first launched. We suggest you check out the mobile site. We'll be monitoring the windows phone adoption closely over the next few months to see if the situation changes.
- 09-16-2013, 07:21 PM #2
We as WP users need to spread the good word on why we like windows phones and convince people who want a new mobile why it is better. Basically seeking out attention on Twitter with developers is a good idea too. If developers , as mentioned don't see interest and revenue, they wont develop for WP. I still think marketshare is a big concern.
- 09-16-2013, 08:03 PM #6
Just posted to Kiwibank facebook page
A few seconds ago near Wellington
its time to build a windows phone app kiwibank,
15% of New Zealander is a lot of potential customers.
if asb can do a good wp8 app why cant you guys
Microsoft boasts 15 percent marketshare in New Zealand, looking to further market products and...
- 09-16-2013, 08:58 PM #10
- 09-16-2013, 09:13 PM #12
I still have not seen one single advert for nokia or windows phone 8 here in NZ, i really love this platform but we are getting left behind, i dont want dumb games or any more social media stuff (snapchat really !!!!) i want banking apps, trading apps, NZ news apps & NZ travel apps.
And to top this off i cant even start to develop my own apps because im running windows 7 on my pc.........WTF
- 09-16-2013, 09:19 PM #13
Joking aside, progress is being made but it's very slow. I sent a message to my bank not long after getting my 920 about 5-6 months ago to inquire if they had any plans on releasing a WP app. Their reply was blunt and to the point and stated they had no such plans. I decided to send them another message last week in the hope that me mentioning the other banks and other financial institutions who currently have a WP app would change their mind and was pleased to find out that they are currently in the process of rolling out a dedicated WP app.
It takes time to see change and when up against iOS and Android, it's going to be an uphill struggle.
- 09-16-2013, 10:07 PM #17
- 09-16-2013, 10:43 PM #20
There was a pretty big advertisement drive in the UK a while ago but it seems to have dried up. Holly Willoughby was the very nice face and chest of WP in the UK but tbh, I haven't seen a WP advert for a long time now. James Corden provided the eye candy for the ladies who must've been busy watching spec savers ads.
It has been a bit flat in the UK.
09-17-2013, 04:18 AM #25
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The reason why apps are slow coming is due to several factors.
1. Microsoft and Windows Phone have an image problem. They've both been dissed constantly on tech review sites. Steve Balmer hasn't helped the image and if Elop becomes CEO he won't help either. Get proper media friendly people. It's the same reason why Tim Cook is screwing up the Apple image.
2. Most of the app developers hired by companies only know Apple and then reluctantly know Android next due to it's popularity. WP is a total unknown and since most companies still believe it's a 'small' market, they can't be bothered spending any money on app development.
3. Having several large companies state to media that they have no plans to make apps for WP doesn't send a good message to other companies. It reduces the idea of value in their eyes of the platform.
4. The largest take up are typically in small markets. The only exception is Russia.
5. Until WP reaches 10-20% world wide you will still continue to have these issues.
6. Let's face it, WP does have a lot of problems with the OS and hardware. This makes people angry and leave the platform.
7. Give it to WP8.1 and if MS screw it up go to another platform because WP will be dead anyway.Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
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