Nokia's "app gap" ad misses one key point
0. phoneArena 11 Mar 2014, 00:04 posted on
Nokia made a compelling argument when it comes to popular applications for Windows Phone...
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39. jroc74 (Posts: 5967; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Well.....WP would be a no go for me until it had a Suntrust app. I just assumed banking apps were available to all platforms.
Ppl dismissing banking apps....there are some nice features with them...I take it some dont really know or use them.
52. elitewolverine (Posts: 4926; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
I dont have an app, but no need to with full desktop and mobile site.
I get paid, i use my card, if people need more i can see that, but i dont see it for me as a deal breaker.
What personally i would like to know and not as a shot, is what does the app have that you couldnt do on a pc, save the mobility of the app. As in you are at the desktop and you have the phone, what would the phone do that your desktop cant, that you use that would be a 'deal' breaker
60. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1517; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
So your bank doesn't have a Windows Phone app, big deal. There are alternatives like Pageonce. It works so much better than the native app from my bank that I use it on my iPad as well.
63. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
For those who like the Windows UI and have Android - just change the launcher via Google Play - easy solution...
65. NOLATechy (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
Judging by the comments of most of you idiots, you know absolutely NOTHING about Windows Phone. 60% of the "app-gap" isn't even a gap in the first place. Who need 300 versions of a fart making app? 600 versions of a level or compass; 200 versions of a flashlight? Are there apps that iOS/Android have that WP doesn't, yes (for the time being), but are developers fascinated by the ability to create one app that works on BOTH the Windows Phone, tablet, Windows 8.1 computer and Phablet all in one clean sweep! With PCs being the largest selling computing devices in the world, having that ability would definately interest developers as that would increase their marketability 10 fold over iOS and Android. A developer would be STUPID to ignore this aspect and avoid creating an app for this ecosystem. As Windows Phone 8.1 has only just been released in DEVELOPER PREVIEW FORM ONLY, I wouldn't expect the developers to have created apps for this system yet. But they WILL be developing for this ecosystem very soon! The app-gap is closing and it will close even FASTER once Windows Phone 8.1 is fully released and Windows 8.1 update 1 is completed. This will move the two OS's closer together and creating apps that work on BOTH systems will give developers an "I gotta get my app on this" mentality, really FAST!