Windows Mobile app store starts with just 34 apps

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Menge macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2008
  3. pol0001 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2008
    The problem for Microsoft is that the software market for Windows Mobile is decentralized. Apps for Windows Mobile have been written for year. But usually you have to download it via the programmers website.
  4. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    At least with a WinMo device you CAN download straight from the developer.
    Even in MS press release today they stated that the store was mainly for the less tech savvy user.
  5. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    City of Angels
    Having used an i730 for 3 1/2 years and later a Fuze before switching to an iPhone, I don't think I'll ever go back to Windows Mobile.

    I used to go on Handango to download apps which were more expensive than the ones in the App store (IE Spbwallet for iphone = $10, for Windows Mobile = $30). Compatibility issues were pretty bad. An app that worked on one phone might not work on another.

    And the fact you can download straight from the developer also means you run into QC issues that never get resolved. I bought Pocket Quicken for my Fuze ($40) and the thing could not sync. Realistically, there are so many windows mobile phones out there, most developers don't have the resources to test their software on every single one.

    Meanwhile the OS is slow and just plain sucks. When HW designers like HTC are spending development money on SW GUI's to cover up the ugliness of Windows Mobile, that tells you a lot.

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