Sargent Duck wrote:Quality over quantity.
The app count does matter, however.
No, it does not. I have contacted several app developers for my favorite apps which I have used on iOS and asked them if they have plans to develop WP8 versions (or update their very old WP7 apps). Most have told me they have no plans to do so due to smaller (basically meaning "insignificant") user base
. Nobody mentioned "number of apps" - developers are smart to not care about useless numbers like this.
absurdity wrote:I can't imagine they'd be so silly as to not be working on getting official apps for Facebook, etc. out there either.
MS tried to write their own FB app, but the current version is extremely bad (basically it's better to use FB's mobile website) and was last updated on 12/15/2012... And I highly doubt that they would be willing to pay enough $$$ to FB themselves to develop and maintain an official version of this app (the simple fact is, they could've done that long time ago, but they didn't).
Overall, after using WP8 device for few months, I got the feeling that MS just doesn't really care about this platform at all and does everything for it to not succeed (same as with WP7)... The fact that WP8 still have a huge number of features missing or not working properly, the fact that MS only cares about "quantity" of garbage apps, the fact that they (as well as Nokia) don't even bother improving their own apps quickly enough (the Skype was recently updated on WP8, BUT it is still in "preview" state and works worse than on any other platform! The Nokia's app like "HERE Drive+" is still in "beta" stage and is still extremely deficient). As much as I actually want to see more competition in mobile OS world, I just don't see "Windows Phone" OS to ever become a significant one...
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