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Topic # 114345 16-Feb-2013 18:32 Send private message

pricespy

Hey this app for windows 8 comes up on my laptop ok but not on my phone any ideas?




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  Reply # 763512 16-Feb-2013 18:33 Send private message

There is no pricespy app for Windows Phone 8 as per their page.






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  Reply # 763590 16-Feb-2013 21:44 Send private message

Well lets find out why!!




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  Reply # 763591 16-Feb-2013 21:46 Send private message

gnfb1234: Well lets find out why!!


Probably because the majority of people will be using android and iOS phones. Developing for another platform will be expensive.



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  Reply # 763592 16-Feb-2013 21:53 Send private message

Interesting ? so you don't think that Microsoft will slowly gain back there lull and take back the mobile market?




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  Reply # 763593 16-Feb-2013 21:53 Send private message

mattwnz:
gnfb1234: Well lets find out why!!


Probably because the majority of people will be using android and iOS phones. Developing for another platform will be expensive.


That's a little short sighted I would suggest.  While Android and iOS have the lions share of the market right now that's not necessarily going to be the case in the future.  Ignoring other platforms might be costly in the future.

However if it were me I'd be developing a responsive website which can be accessed by any mobile browser and putting some good features on that instead of trying to develop apps for various OS's and then keeping up with their sometimes many variants.




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  Reply # 763608 16-Feb-2013 22:25 Send private message

Technofreak:
mattwnz:
gnfb1234: Well lets find out why!!


Probably because the majority of people will be using android and iOS phones. Developing for another platform will be expensive.


That's a little short sighted I would suggest.  While Android and iOS have the lions share of the market right now that's not necessarily going to be the case in the future.  Ignoring other platforms might be costly in the future.

However if it were me I'd be developing a responsive website which can be accessed by any mobile browser and putting some good features on that instead of trying to develop apps for various OS's and then keeping up with their sometimes many variants.


I think it would come down to return on investment for these companies. Still many good apps are still only avaliable on iOS, and not even on andriod. TVNZ for example,(not that their apps are that great), don't make android apps ...yet. TV3s app only got released on android a few months ago, having been on IOS for years, although it is still quite buggy on android.
Perhaps if there was a universal language of apps across all plaftforms, like it is for browsers with HTML 5, it would be better, but can't see apple doing that.




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  Reply # 763610 16-Feb-2013 22:33 Send private message



However if it were me I'd be developing a responsive website which can be accessed by any mobile browser and putting some good features on that instead of trying to develop apps for various OS's and then keeping up with their sometimes many variants.

Well that would be the smart way to look at it

I suppose I was little dissapointed as the reason I recently changed over from android was the whole connected thing
desktop laptop phone

I also liked the windows 8 tile thing
anyway I;ve asked pricespy what th ego is so I will expect a
"we will be developing an app in the future' response




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  Reply # 763618 16-Feb-2013 23:10 Send private message

nothing stopping other manufacturers from making a better Android/iOS operating system. Until then, the majority share will still go to the big players

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  Reply # 763630 17-Feb-2013 00:09 Send private message

khull: nothing stopping other manufacturers from making a better Android/iOS operating system. Until then, the majority share will still go to the big players


Hugely expensive, and probably impossible to get it taken up. The same thing could be said that there is nothing stopping someone setting a competitor to google or facebook, or apple, or trademe. Hugely expensive, and those have already got market share.

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