10-10-2013, 05:04 AM #3
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Yes, that is the visible problem. It is at least working now, I am sure that if people install it and dont like the experience they will try to find alternatives and will come across the other awesome youtube apps on WP
- 10-10-2013, 06:09 AM #6
MS deserves the blame here. The real reason that a compliant HTML5-using app for WP is impossible is noted here:
Internet Explorer 10 brings HTML5 to Windows Phone 8 in a big way
Differences with Windows 8
There are some minor differences between Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone that you need to be aware of. Internet Explorer 10 for Windows Phone does not support the following:
To clarify, a third-party Youtube App can be written in any language, but the actual video playback must be in an HTML5 frame, using the inline video spec which cannot be done on IE for WP. This allows Google to properly track ad views and other metrics. If MS had spent time fixing WP rather than trying to make this a PR issue, WP would have a much better YT app now.
- 10-10-2013, 07:38 AM #9
If Google wanted to properly kill YT on WP, it is within their power to block Metrotube and other third party apps, and possibly sue the creators into bankruptcy. But yeah, strongarming small developers is not exactly in their history. That leads me to believe that they just want MS to play by the rules.
- 10-10-2013, 08:01 AM #11
And I believe if and when WP has sufficient marketshare, they'll write an app for it. The ad revenue from 10m users, even assuming that all of them have great data connections and use YT every day, will not be enough to offset the cost of developing and maintaining an app. A lot of WPs or rather a lot of Nokias are sold in countries like India where many users do not have access to good 3G or WiFi connections.
- 10-10-2013, 09:30 AM #17
Magic marketshare = Non-hilarious in the USA, which is their #1 revenue market for advertising.
The official Android app at least is nothing more than a webView to a mobile Office365 site - not a full featured local client like the ones on WP.
- 10-10-2013, 09:35 AM #19
"You need to remake your app in HTML5"
"But our platform doesnt support inline video in HTML5 yet. Alright, we'll fix that screwup and get back to you"
See what I did there? If MS really had their users' interest at heart (which some of us find hilarious), they would have fixed that. FFS, they've ben dickering over this for months now - don't tell me a company of MS' size cannot push through a crash project to fix this lack of HTML5 inline. What would have happened IMO is this:
WP Team:Hey, we need you guys to fix the inline video issue with IE in WP.
IE Team: LOL, why would we do that for you?
- 10-10-2013, 09:38 AM #20
10-10-2013, 10:38 PM #23
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"We're gonna make you re-create your app for our service in HTML5 even though we know your platform is not ready for it AND we're not making anyone else do it"
"Well, thats a bit unfair"
"How long we got?"
"Well, thats REALLY unfair"
<insert evil laugh here>
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