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Topic # 185276 16-Nov-2015 20:59
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http://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-project-astoria-delayed 

This is a real pity in some ways, however it should encourage UWP apps to be built via project Islandwood.

Most of the services I use have very good mobile websites so not a biggie for me, although it was fun to snap the barista to attention in the Koru lounge by pressing a button!

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  Reply # 1429243 16-Nov-2015 21:18
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Oh FFS Microsoft

Noone is EVER going to develop natively unless you somehow get huge marketshare, and that's just not going to happen when apart from me and 3 other people noone is using Windows Phones outside the enterprise.
The hope that one day soon I'd be able to run all the inferior platforms apps was one of my main justifications for not ditching Windows Phone, which I feel is a superior platform but hamstrung by a complete lack of apps.







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  Reply # 1429305 17-Nov-2015 02:51
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Android emulation was never going to be a good option for performance and reliability.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1429312 17-Nov-2015 07:26
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if performance wasnt great at least you could have an app on the device.   seriously, if my choices are having an android phone with the apps I need, vs a windows phone without the apps I need, which one am I going for?

I would love to jump over to windows phone (continuum looks amazing), but apps i need > continuum.  

The apps that I must have aren't processor heavy apps (and I bet other users are the same), they're apps like banking, budgeting etc.  

also they need to support android wear... 



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  Reply # 1429383 17-Nov-2015 08:53
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Emulation has always been fraught with difficulties; some will remember the myriad of issues with OS/2 win32 emulation. As much as I had high hopes of running some of the missing apps I need on the WP platfrom via Astoria, if it isn't going to provide a good overall UX, then it's probably for the best that it's dropped.

Microsoft now need to provide first-class support & technology for the other methods of writing apps (i.e. UWP and Islandwood) to try and kick start the ecosystem. We might also see more mobile friendly websites that to a certain extent, negate the requirement for native apps. We're certainly taking that latter route for our development projects where-ever possible.

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  Reply # 1429389 17-Nov-2015 09:02
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Devs normally build iOS first so should be all good.




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  Reply # 1429394 17-Nov-2015 09:16
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sdavisnz: Devs normally build iOS first so should be all good.

As long as they can be convinced to do the work required to recompile using Islandwood

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  Reply # 1429432 17-Nov-2015 10:17
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It was apparently the cause of the gradual slowdown users were seeing and developers didn't like it as it was straight emulation. there is a pretty good writeup on windows central. It had a lot of issues on a number of fronts. Hopefully Islandwood is enough to convince devs to recompile as part of their builds and create Windows phone apps.
http://www.windowscentral.com/microsofts-project-astoria-delayed




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