Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
Windows Two links to Marco Arment within a few days? Well, if you make good points: "Many Windows developers were upset that iOS development had to be done on a Mac, but it didn't hurt Apple: the most important developers for iOS apps were already using Macs. But the success of Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the consumer space requires many of those consumer-product developers, now entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, to care so much about Windows development that they want to use Windows to develop for it. How likely is that?" As usual a bit too Apple-centric (he implies - as explicit as possible while still being implicit - that only iOS developers can create great applications), but his point still stands. Judging by the abysmal quality of Microsoft's own Metro applications (Mail, Video, Music, People, IE10, etc.), even Microsoft doesn't know how to create great Metro applications.
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fatjoe
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2010-01-12

Also, "good apps" are only and advantage to the platform owner if they are not available on competing platforms, and can't be ported (or cloned by someone else) with minor efforts.

Even if Instapaper was _the killer app_ for iOS, would it be impossible for Microsoft to create something similar? Sure it would take some time and money, but not nearly as much as Macro and his huge ago wants you to believe!

PS. there are already some Instapaper clients for WP7.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Also, "good apps" are only and advantage to the platform owner if they are not available on competing platforms, and can't be ported (or cloned by someone else) with minor efforts.

I disagree. If there aren't enough good apps for the platform you wouldn't want to buy a phone with it. So it doesn't matter if everybody has the good apps. It starts to matter when your platform doesn't have a good app.

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