Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:38 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's legal chief: "We continue to be dogged by an issue we had hoped would be resolved by now: Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone." Utter nonsense, since MetroTube offers a complete and full YouTube experience on Windows Phone (it's one of the best Windows Phone applications), and YouTube+ on Windows 8. Two fantastically rich applications, built by small ISVs - yet Microsoft can't do the same? Don't make me laugh. Coincidentally, Microsoft is also whining some more about Google's removal of ActiveSync - Redmond again refuses to acknowledge that all it needs to do is implement the open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, just like everyone else has done. Times have changed, Ballmer. You don't get to dictate the industry anymore.
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RE[2]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Please Thom"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

MetroTube and YouTube+ break because they use non-documented APIs, the public facing YouTube API has hardly changed.

Why does MetroTube need to use these APIs?

Wait for it.


Because YouTube doesn't offer up an API. It's also interesting that only third party YouTube apps which are forced to use these APIs break, and not officially sanctioned YouTube apps.

The fact that you make excuses for this is ridiculous.

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