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Roman gods may foretell Windows Phone apps on Windows 8

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Roman gods may foretell Windows Phone apps on Windows 8
The general consensus, given BlackBerry's continued slip and the backing of Nokia, is that Windows Phone will become the third major player in the mobile OS space along with Android and iOS (sorry bada fans,) but Microsoft is still playing catch-up on features right now. Mango is going a long way to even the field, but it seems that deeper integration with Windows 8 PCs may be a big feature coming to WP8. 

The idea that Windows Phone and Windows would get deeper integration seems like a no-brainer. Obviously, Microsoft is always on its toes these days with deep integration between products, lest it draws the calls of being anti-competitive. But, for once, Microsoft isn't the big dog in the mobile space, so it has a bit more leeway. The interesting idea is that Windows 8, codenamed "Jupiter", may be able to run Windows Phone 8 apps. WP8 is codenamed "Apollo" aka the son of Jupiter. Top that off with the fact that WP apps are based in Silverlight, and it seems like it would be pretty easy to create a runtime environment for the apps on PC. 

Of course, making it possible doesn't answer the questions of if it's a good idea, or if it would help the Windows Phone brand as a whole. It could certainly help in porting WP apps to tablets, assuming tablets would be running Windows 8, but WP apps on a PC would end up being mostly glorified widgets. 

What do you guys think? Would it be a good idea to have WP apps running on Windows PCs?

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 07 Sep 2011, 01:00 3

3. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


yea buddy suck it peter!

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 03:48

7. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Just because anlysts say things like that, doesn't mean it is true,

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 06:18 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


just because every person on the planet besides peter thinks that doesnt mean its true..

or actually it does, since noone else is buying Bada.. lol.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 22:22 3

2. lubbalots (unregistered)


One ecosystem, very logical and brilliant! Glorified widgets? I disagree.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 06:21 4

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i completely disagree with the glorified widgets quip in the article as well.

Next you will see Taco jump in and say "see, apps are widgets.. iOS therefore invented widgets and should sue you!"

lol

I think app integration is only a positive.. for both consumers and for app developers. Even if windows 8 never fully takes off on the phones, u know its going to be popular on PC so that gives app developers a HUGE incentive to create WP8 apps. That surge in apps will help sell WP8 phones in the end. Its a cycle!

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 01:15 2

4. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Yes, Windows 8 should be a fantastic step. In about 2 years. Can we please, PLEASE, just get Mango to all American carriers first and than worry about W8??

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 03:47 1

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


"(sorry bada fans,)"
I think that was meant for me : P
But come on, i know that most analsysts at the moment think WP7 will be the third ecosystem, that is just assumptions and has not happened yet (bada is bigger than WP7 at the moment, and there are no signs of WP7 overtaking bada in marketshare).
When WP7 starts selling more than Winmo, then they can start talking about third ecosystem, at the moment, Winmo has a better chance at becoming the third ecosystem, it has more market share : )
If Mango and the second generation of WP7 phones come out, and it still is a fiasco, then the analyst firms should stop with their talk of WP7 third ecosystem.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 07:10 2

11. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


We will talk in 12 months, Pete. Until then- just keep fighting the good fight.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 08:11 1

12. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I agree we should talk in 12 months time : )
Then we will see that bada has lots more market share : )

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 10:35 1

15. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


i am a big fan of an indian singer and long time ago i though he will become the best and most famous singer of the world. but he did'nt. you know why? because it was only my personal liking for him. there was actually nothing so much great in him. bada is never going to make it.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 06:22 3

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Michael,

your using bad grammar...


technically I think it should have been "sorry bada FAN" lol :) :) :)

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 08:42 4

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2657; Member since: 26 May 2011)


How can you make the insidious "your/you're" mistake in the middle of a joke about my grammar?

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 15:18 2

17. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hahaha.. caught red handed.. lol. well, it just makes it that much funnier. :)

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 10:32 1

14. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


some people cant stop fixing others mistakes :-D

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 15:19 2

18. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it wasnt a real mistake, just another way to pick on poor Peter, our resident Bada cheerleader :D

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 12:41 2

16. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Just think of all the developers that this move would open to WP8. All the programs already planned and budgeted to be developed for Windows 8 by third parties now have an easy, defined, and logical path to make the program available for WP8 as an app. Developers could even generate a new revenue stream from porting from Windows 8 to WP8 that did not exist for them before [and vice versa since traditional computers are still more prevalant than smartphones].

Instantly, most of Microsoft's dominant desktop/laptop marketshare is brought to bear in the WP ecosystem. To be sure, there will be announcements of Microsoft plans on hand holding developers through the process to make it as easy and prolific as possible: count on free developer's forums in MSTCs, discounted licensing, a huge 1st party API library, and continued excellent developer's tools.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 19:13 1

19. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Correct me if I'm wrong, "Tiles" is the term used for wp7. Not widgets.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 12:17

21. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Yes, live tiles

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