Tag Archives: Windows Phone Apps

The Windows Phone App Problem

Last week the situation with Windows Phone Apps was once again in the news as the Marketplace/Store reached 145,000 apps.  On one hand we had many critics pointing out that the rate of growth for Windows Phone has slowed considerably.  … Continue reading

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Losing patience with Windows Phone

I have to say that my patience with Windows Phone is wearing off.  There are two reasons for this.  The first is the lack of real progress on the application front.  The second is the feeling of abandonment surrounding the … Continue reading

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The Windows Phone developer business experience

This morning a blog entry by Steve Behrendt got me thinking about what the business experience must be like for Windows Phone developers.  Actually it is more than Windows Phone developers, it is developers for any of the app stores. Prior … Continue reading

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100,000 Apps and I can’t find anything to install

Back at the beginning of April I wrote a blog post that posited Windows Phone’s biggest App problem was the absence of key applications for interacting with the physical world.  So I found it really interesting that in the same week … Continue reading

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More on Apps for Windows Phone

My post last Friday elicited some comments that I wanted to address, and I felt that a new post was more appropriate than just replying to the comments.  Some found it amusing that I picked Starbucks and United as examples … Continue reading

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Is Microsoft courting the wrong developers for Windows Phone?

The Wall Street Journal has yet another article on Microsoft’s efforts to woo developers to the Windows Phone platform.  The example they use to show how difficult this has been for Microsoft is Fooducate.  Fooducate?  While getting the long tail of … Continue reading

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