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[8]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 07:26 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Please Thom"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

I never claimed there was no documentation for the YouTube APIs. In fact I state that the public APIs are well documented and relatively stable.

The YouTube API set is incomplete and there is no way to stream videos to a third party client without resorting to undocumented hacks.

I defies all reason that Google would publish a YouTube API that doesn't even let you watch YouTube videos, but here it is. And here are you, and Thom pointing to it, for whatever reason.

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RE[9]: Please Thom
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 07:35 in reply to "RE[8]: Please Thom"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I haven't pointed to it at all. In fact, I just lamented its incomplete nature, even if it doesn't impact the ability to make fantastic YouTube applications.

Please don't put words into my mouth.

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RE[10]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 07:40 in reply to "RE[9]: Please Thom"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yes it does. I still can't believe you have not relented on your ludicrous position that this is somehow Microsoft's fault. Unreal.

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