Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2012 11:51 UTC
Google "Google has revealed that it has no plans to develop dedicated apps for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 for its business app products such as Gmail or Drive." Product management director for Google Apps, Clay Bavor, told V3 that Google "will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8". Ouch - but for now, hard to argue with.
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RE[3]: Good News
by shmerl on Fri 14th Dec 2012 16:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good News"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Qt decided to work around that with using Angle (OpenGL to Direct3D translation). But it's not an ideal solution. In general MS nastiness and hate for open standards can turn any developer away from their platform, so I'm not really surprised about Google.

If Qt makes it through - you'll have one decent option there.

See https://qt-project.org/wiki/Qt-5-on-Windows-8-and-Metro-UI

Edited 2012-12-14 16:32 UTC

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RE[4]: Good News
by chithanh on Fri 14th Dec 2012 17:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Good News"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Last time I checked, ANGLE didn't work on WP8 because its API is too restricted compared to Windows 8. Has this changed?

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RE[5]: Good News
by shmerl on Fri 14th Dec 2012 18:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Good News"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I didn't specifically monitor the progress. One of the blockers there was that Angle relies on DX9, while WP8 uses DX11, so Angle itself has to be updated first.

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RE[4]: Good News
by moondevil on Fri 14th Dec 2012 23:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Good News"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

In general MS nastiness and hate for open standards can turn any developer away from their platform


How does this differ from any other commercial vendor?

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RE[5]: Good News
by Laurence on Sat 15th Dec 2012 10:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Good News"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

" In general MS nastiness and hate for open standards can turn any developer away from their platform


How does this differ from any other commercial vendor?
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MS are easily the worst for it. Even Apple are more keen on embracing open standards than Microsoft are (CUPS, ODF, HTML5 (webkit far surpasses Trident), etc).

Edited 2012-12-15 10:49 UTC

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