Petition started to ask Google to make apps for Windows Phone

Petition started to ask Google to make apps for Windows Phone
One of the most annoying things about using Windows Phone for many users is that Google has absolutely refused to support the platform and as such has only made one app for the OS, a Google Search app, which is sub-par to be kind. But, now users are trying to take the matter into their own hands by starting up a petition to ask Google to support Windows Phone by making more apps.

We can't say that the petition will have much effect on Google, but if it gets enough signatures, it will surely be difficult to ignore. We've already signed, because while we do accept that Google will hold certain features for its own Android system, the company has shown a willingness to support a competing platform in iOS, so why not Windows Phone as well?

Besides, we've done a whole series of what it's like to be an Android user moving to Windows Phone, and one of the worst things isn't that you have to rely on 3rd party apps for Google services, but that those apps could very well be stealing your login credentials, because they don't use OAuth or any secure options. 

If you want to sign, just head to the source. 

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79 Comments

82. Khatta

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

There is also a second petition to some of the top application developers to support their Apps on WP platform. On the change.org site, just search for: mint, flipboard Sorry, cant post the petition link here due to constraints with the new account. :-( Thank You.

77. lolol

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

lol i dont mind, im happy with my lumia 800, ive no worries without google oh that selfish company

81. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I would love to get rid of Google too ^^!

75. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

If you use zapier everything links to your skydrive. No google nothing.

60. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

i don't any google apps

70. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

You must not be paying attention-- this whole article is about WP not having more than one Google app...lol

80. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

You're in a good condition ^^!

59. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I only need google translate. since I have nokia maps on wp8, I don't need googlemaps. may be google chrome would be great as an alternative to internet explorer.

58. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Petitions won't help...... Ask Microsoft to show good sales number of all Windows 8 devices(RT/WP/W8), and google will scramble to make apps for those OS........

71. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Agreed.

79. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

You said it like Android haven't been through that time. Oh hey, it's free, that explains why.

57. papss unregistered

Agreed youneedhelp.. I won't be going back anytime soon.

56. uneedhelp

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I dnt care one bit about google apps . I switched from android to windows phone 8 and am currently in love with my BING...AS A MATTER OF FACT I LOVE MY HTC 8X AND NOW HAVE WINDOWS 8 ON MY LAPTOP AT HOME AND PC AT WORK IT INTERGRATES WONDERFULLY.NOT MISSING ANDROID AT ALL#GOODBYE

72. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I'm glad, cause you're stuck with it for two years. :p

73. uneedhelp

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

I c ur someone who has to wait to upgrade before u can get a new phone lol Stay in ur lane u cant be upset because someone likes something the fact is I have been with android since the first droid an I miss absoloutly nothing about android so jus wait until u have and upgrade lil.e and then talk :P

78. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Maybe a year later when his phone has a update then he'll consider what he said before.

54. emdot82

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

MS pay up if u want google apps is that simple

51. papss unregistered

I just came from Android to WP8 and if I'm being honest the only thing I miss that I had on Android is flash lol.. I still use google + and google search engine.. I could care less about their apps though

48. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Idk who's comment I read, talking about something about WP being unique and simplistic? Uh, maybe we should make a "live tile", for that discussion.lol Microsoft is not really doing much of anything that hasn't been done before, it's ideas have been deprived of from other platforms before it. Heck, even the live tiles feature isn't original, why? Look it up, they're getting sued based on a patent having been filed for it years ago. And for someone else who said something about google not trying to help WP because there just isn't any money for them in it? Uh, yeah, more than 90% of google services are free. Problem is, like ios, Microsoft wants a cut from whatever is being offered in their store while in Android, it's free. If developers want to.charge for their apps, that's their call, not google's. Also, Microsoft charges the manufacturers a fee so they can sell phones for WP, talk about greed right off the bat. My opinion, Google has nothing to lose or gain from MS, that said, this petition is stupid for Android and WP users alike.

46. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Sorry for my last sentence. Early in morning.

45. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@meocow there is nothing special about windows but there is a uniqueness, artistic, and radical about the new windows, w8 and modern UI. New and shocking to many. Though has lukewarm reception from the mainstream, eventually will soak in. Go ahead scoff it off. This is the future, a new vision for the open minded. And hey every product comes with instructional booklets. So what's next for Linux? Bitch and moan or free to produce their own products.

61. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

There is a reply option on each comment. Don't just use the comment box at the bottom.

43. allen83

Posts: 107; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

wow MS fans now have a petition on google. And in return what will MS do? They would bully google so they would get down nice move MS. DO you know the news about Scroogle that is MS doing so google just play with MS in their own tactics

34. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

@Edmund +2

32. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I'm not sure what google has that's so magical and out of this world that people need them. MS has search, maps, calendar, office, etc., all sync on WP easily and with simplicity. All that is need from google is YouTube, not a dedicated app, but the API for WP devs like lazyworms who built metrotube. Apparently Google makes trouble for these devs 2-3 times a year where google makes changes to YouTube therefore making 3rd party YouTube apps useless.

35. MeoCao unregistered

Come on dude, what is special about Windows? Linux can replace Windows easily if not b-c of MS anticompetitive practices. Do a search with Bing and Google and compare the results: it's night and day.

42. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Google is unchallenged for products such as YouTube, detailed maps and extensive search. While MS takes pride in Enterprise products like MS office, Mail for Exchange. Both are complimentary to each other.

49. MeoCao unregistered

MS rule when it comes to enterprise, that's why Andoid still has to pay fees for ActiveSync to access Outlook. But MS clearly sees the danger from Google on this front. The key for enterprise is security for the data and easy sharing and Google Docs and Drive offer just that. I think the key here is creativity and I expect Google to be a great option next to MS Office.

28. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

microsoft should block google and all of its services on windows and windows phones.

33. MeoCao unregistered

MS will have to pay billions of dollars in fines if they do what you advise. And you put MS interests before billions of Google users in the world?

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