Microsoft hopes to attract more developers with Windows Phone 8
Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:23 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:44 AM
Yes, you should.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:47 AM
I agree that improvements should be made in other areas besides the smartscreen. Yes, the OS is still 'laggy' sometimes, but Microsoft is making an attempt to come up with better multitasking.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:32 PM
Microsoft has a mobile app store? -- forget about its flaws, I honestly didn't realize it existed
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:46 PM
I get frustrated writing apps for OS X, and iOS...
In my opinion Microsoft has always had a superior development platform to XCODE with their Visual Studio...
I think, if Microsoft doesn't botch it up, they could be a serious contender.
The Surface is ugly... I disagree with multiple versions, and I don't want a keyboard on my tablet... having said all of that, the metro interface is CLEARLY superior to the iOS screen, and the "eye candy" in transitions, the way things display, etc is a fresh new look which I think will go well with end users.
If they hold true to all of their development promises, I think games will excel and others will follow. I want to be able to use VB for app development, which I am sure I will be able to with Windows 8... Objective C, C++, etc are nice, but if I have a simple app, I can turn it around in VB much faster than dealing with any of the C languages.
Just my opinion... and I dislike Microsoft as much as anyone else... but Ill give credit where it's due... The XBOX KINNECT, AWESOME.... the XBOX Live experience.. AWESOME... Windows 8... GREAT interface (although not tested it for reliability, but I am sure it will be at least as reliable as previous versions)... WP7 great interface, and I am sure WP8 will be as well...
It might actually be a chance for them to get involved.. and if they keep offering us developers incentives to write for the platform, I for one am willing to give it a shot.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:56 PM
I've never been able to get my head around why someone would prefer Visual Studio to Xcode, but to each his own.
I think that's a big stretch. As a designer the Metro interface requires too much complex parsing for my taste. It does look flashy (and commendably different), but that flash comes with a big cognitive load to figure out what exactly is going on. The iOS interface is comparatively boring, but it is very easy to figure out what is going on at a glance. For a mobile device I think the iOS direction is preferable.
This post has been edited by Stewsburntmonkey: 21 June 2012 - 01:56 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:52 AM
THIS is my point of contention. It's a mobile device. That is a computer. Over there is a game console. This idea that there has to be "one to rule them all" is absurd. The Surface, the, uh... the one that is supposed to compete with ultrabooks is NOT a tablet; it's a computer with a touch interface. It has no identity because it tries to be too many things. I don't want one device. I want well designed ones. I mean, really, do I need to play Diablo III on my computer, my tablet, my phone? Make the devices unique and don't bog them down with functions they don't need. While Apple may have divided the OSes, did a mobile device really need to run OS X or a Mac run iOS? Microsoft difficulty of developing for Intel and ARM and computer and tablet and phone and console and...
From a technology and innovation standpoint I've been supportive of Microsoft. But the more I see the more it's obvious it's business as usual. It's a shame. I thought they had a chance to at least compete.
Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:47 AM