- 06-05-2012, 10:46 AM #3
nice , we got to 100k apps 4 months faster then then Android ( witch took them 2 years and us 20months)
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- 06-05-2012, 02:35 PM #5
Yeah, it's great and all, but like Android and iOS, lot's of junk in there.
Numbers don't mean anything right...it's just another version of specs. So shouldn't WP fans not rejoice over numbers, but rejoice over quality? Sometimes I am confused of what the trend is around here.
- 06-05-2012, 02:39 PM #6
- 06-05-2012, 03:25 PM #7
To me the increasing numbers, at a faster pace, means more and more devs are developing for WP. That is something definetly worth rejoicing.
- 06-05-2012, 03:34 PM #8
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- 06-05-2012, 05:05 PM #10
I have to disagree that more is always better.
I will trade you three prepaid cell phones for your Lumia. Great deal for you since you feel that quantity is equal to quality.
We could have 100K fart apps from 100K different developers and your saying that would be good?
Never mind. It's pointless. We now have 100k apps and growing. That is great.
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06-05-2012, 07:11 PM #11
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Quantity means I no longer can browse the Marketplace without planning to spend 3-4 hours to find a good 0.99 app. I used to browse for new apps every night. I have 185 active apps/games (another 75 deleted) and I would say 85% of them were installed more than 9 months ago, when it was easier to find an app.
Almost without exception, the only new apps I have installed the past 6 months have been those I read about on various sites. Have probably overlooked some real gems.
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- 06-05-2012, 07:53 PM #12
06-05-2012, 08:25 PM #13
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- 06-06-2012, 07:09 AM #16
Whether they are quality or not is irrelevant here.
The fact that we have reached 100.000 apps means something. And we did it four months faster than Android. That also tells me something.
I'm sure Android had as many crap apps when they hit 100.000. But that's not relevant.
- 06-06-2012, 10:08 AM #17
The number means nothing, quality wins out every time. It should't be a race to see who can throw the most apps on the market, but judged by the quality of apps on the market. I would gladly take a few hundred (inlcuding games) quality apps over a 100,000 junkpile.
For you number fans (who are strangly against specs) this is good news for you.
- 06-06-2012, 10:33 AM #18
My question is how do we achieve this? Should MS police the Marketplace more? Should they not allow devs who make fart apps? Should they remove the crappy apps like the official Facebook and official Twitter? Because those are definitely non-quality apps to me, which I try to avoid using. If you start doing that, then no devs will want to build for our OS.
- 06-10-2012, 05:22 PM #19
Dont get me wrong, I love my WP7 device...
It's the apps that come out on the other platforms that is what everyone is interested in. I can slap together a basic app in an hour or so and dump it up there. Oh, now we have 100,001 apps.
It's all about the apps, When you see big titles that everyone is talking about (that are huge on iOS and Android), then people will see WP7 differently.
Personally, it's about every day stuff, things that would be important every day. WP7 could have 1 billion apps but, till my local radio station or my local TV network that has apps for iOS, Android and even blackberry, offers their app for Windows Phone 7, then it will have succeed.
06-10-2012, 09:44 PM #20
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It's good to see the App Store growing, but I'd like to see more of the bigger guys making apps for WP7 like the "with friends" games, not that I personally care too much about them but it's going to help WP7 in general so it would be a good thing. Personally I don't miss many apps from my iPhone, but there are a few productivity apps I'd like to see.
06-11-2012, 07:42 AM #21
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06-15-2012, 08:02 AM #22
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Almost every App I used on Android, I have on WP7. I concur with with several others in this thread. Give us great APPS, not just numbers of APPS. SO far i am only missing an APP for PNC Bank, maybe an official Pandora APP.
I would rather see the Lumia 900 camera get fixed with some killer software, than to see more of the photo APPS spring up.
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06-15-2012, 08:44 AM #23
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For all I care (and this applies to all platforms), the app selection would be fine at several hundred, provided that the junk apps are kept off. Do we really need an app to mimic a webpage with ads shoved at the bottom? All of Cloud10 Studios' apps appear to be a web wrapper with ads.
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