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[6]: Please Thom
by gedmurphy on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 10:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Please Thom"
gedmurphy
Member since:
2005-12-23

Thom, you're desperately wrong on this! MetroTube is a hack which uses undocumented APIs to get access to youtube's content.

iOS and Android are given unrestricted access to the public APIs, but Windows Phone is blocked.

Microsoft have a 'MetroTube' available, but the reason they can't release it is because they're obviously under a lot more scrutiny and can't get away with what indie devs are doing.

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RE[7]: Please Thom
by JAlexoid on Fri 4th Jan 2013 12:52 in reply to "RE[6]: Please Thom"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

iOS and Android are given unrestricted access to the public APIs, but Windows Phone is blocked.

That is incorrect. YouTube apps on Android and iOS get unrestricted access because they are made by Google and are 100% proprietary.

YouTube API on Android and iOS is no different from API on WP8.

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RE[8]: Please Thom
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:50 in reply to "RE[7]: Please Thom"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


That is incorrect. YouTube apps on Android and iOS get unrestricted access because they are made by Google and are 100% proprietary.

YouTube API on Android and iOS is no different from API on WP8.


You're in full damage control today, aren't you? The iOS app until very, very recently was written by Apple.

Apple received special access. The same access Microsoft is requesting today.

Thank you for proving my point.

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