If This Is How MSFT Improves App Quality, Windows 10 Has a Big Problem

Discus and support If This Is How MSFT Improves App Quality, Windows 10 Has a Big Problem in Windows 10 News on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; Both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 suffer from the reduced number of apps available in their stores, and it's no secret that Microsoft itself... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by labeeman, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. labeeman Win User


    labeeman, Feb 17, 2015
  2. EzhilRaj Win User

    Beats Audio for Windows 8 phone

    How ever nokia lumia has Dolby there is no app to improve the audio quality, please create some apps to improve the audio quality like bass, treble etc... Create Dolby equalizer / SRS please....
    EzhilRaj, Feb 17, 2015
  3. vishalK2015 Win User
    red eye on flash in night in Lumia 730

    This is a big drawback of the Nokia 730. Great Phone but pretty bad problem with camera with flash on. If Nokia is compared to MotoG, then MotoG does not face that issue and has an improved camera quality.
    vishalK2015, Feb 17, 2015
  4. ThrashZone Win User

    If This Is How MSFT Improves App Quality, Windows 10 Has a Big Problem

    Seems Microsoft's app review is seriously lacking oversight or any personal at all *Wink
    ThrashZone, Feb 17, 2015
  5. ARC1020 Win User
    Windows ‘Modern’ apps are pretty bad. They are not just basic, but what I would call sub basic (I.E. they lack even the most basic of features). And that includes big name apps like the official Twitter app, which for example won’t even do something as basic as show in-line photo thumbnails on the time line, etc.

    It’s a pretty poor user experience when someone goes to the effort of trying out these new Windows apps, only to find they’re better off just using the website because the website is not only more functional, but also has a better user interface. Microsoft apps seriously need sorting out, it’s just not good enough for companies to just stick a rubbish app in the store and then claim they have a ‘Windows app’.

    The next problem is that the permissions for what the app wants to access are too vague. For example, if an app says it wants to access your location and contacts list, it could be for legitimate reasons for example to remind you to call XYZ when you get to a certain location and then display their contact info on your screen, or it could just be mining all your data.

    I also have very little trust that Microsoft are carrying out sufficient checks on what they allow in their store and get the impression they just want quantity over quality at any cost. It’s a mess. And to make things worse, because they’re supposed to be vetting apps, it gives consumers a false sense of security when installing them. If you look at the below screenshots, the ‘best-rated’ app in the Windows Phone store is an app called ‘Now Music Stream’. But if you drill down and actually read some of the comments, it appears to be a rogue app that asks people to rate it 5 stars first to unlock special features. Doesn’t exactly instil much trust in Windows apps. Also, why does it need to access all the following...

    phone identity
    owner identity
    video and still capture
    location services
    music library
    photos library
    media playback
    data services
    phone dialer
    push notification service
    SD card
    movement and directional sensor
    web browser component

    ARC1020, Feb 17, 2015
  6. Indianatone Win User
    Basically as far as I am concerned Microsoft is too late. Android and Apple have the phone markets sown up. I am also not the only one who thinks this was as sales figures sort of prove my point. Why on Earth does Microsoft just go back to basics and produce a Great OS and productivity software (Office, Map Point, Encarta) and Games and forget about this market. Tablets and fondleslabs are already in decline as they were a passing fad.
    Indianatone, Feb 17, 2015
  7. enoch1138 Win User
    What people fail to get is that the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store are also full of crApps. Yes, there are more good apps. But there are tons of terrible apps in all of the stores.

    So lets bash Apple and Google too.
    enoch1138, Feb 17, 2015
  8. LEE
    Lee Win User

    If This Is How MSFT Improves App Quality, Windows 10 Has a Big Problem

    What. . .
  9. DavidY Win User
    That's nasty. Why do Microsoft even allow them access to how you many stars you rated the app with?
    DavidY, Feb 17, 2015
  10. adamf Win User
    Not sure what the criteria is for the Store beta but in some cases the actual app has gone leaving only these useless scam things...

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  11. BunnyJ New Member
    At this point the store is a mixed bag and you really have to keep the reviews in mind when you go to install an app, well I do at least. So far I only have a few apps: Games, weather and news but as the apps improve I'll make use of more.

    MS needs to monitor who submits an app and the quality of said app. But that's not going to happen overnight or even a year.

    BunnyJ, Feb 17, 2015
  12. davehc Win User
    Microsoft are two late to rectify problems in the Store. The monitoring, which was promised with the introduction of Windows 8, is non-existent.
    I am not a prolific Apps user, but gave it a go, in order to join in feedback on forums. I chose four "free" apps, and two other Apps at random. All four Apps turned out to be free to try, with an option to purchase. This could not be seen until the programs were installed and run. Maybe I was unlucky, but the other two would not run.

    The process of even browsing was tedious, with about 500 Apps in the "Free" category. Admittedly I could narrow it down with a little search filtering. but, in my case, if I had a defined idea of what I was looking for, I found it quicker to google on a browser, which led me to the same App, but in a shorter time.
    At this stage, MS have my sympathy if they intend to clean up, but they have left it so late, I can only see it as an impossible task.
    davehc, Feb 17, 2015
  13. echrada Win User

    If This Is How MSFT Improves App Quality, Windows 10 Has a Big Problem

    Because of the app problem I have been treating all my devices as desktops and install no apps from store. I have found that I am better off and have far less freezes, crashes etc. 99.9% of my installed programs works fine with touch, so why bother with a whole lot of messy apps.
    echrada, Feb 17, 2015
  14. BunnyJ New Member
    I also found that some of the "free" apps aren't really free.. there is a hidden charge to play. Finding that out made using the store a hit and miss at best for me at least. The way I go about looking for an app is to read the reviews very carefully and see if anyone reports of any hidden fees or any other issues with the app.

    As for the volume.. well there are so many useless apps that it's next to impossible to find a useful one today. When I look for a programming tutorial app they all are very marginal and I find that using the web directly via say, Google, is still the best way to find out any information.

    At this point it might be best for MS to purge all but the "best" apps and start over. That way they can keep track of the new apps this time around. Will it happen.. not likely and that's a shame.

    Jeff *Smile
    BunnyJ, Feb 17, 2015
  15. Winuser Win User
    I have checked the Windows Apps Store for free apps that I would find useful. So far I have only found a few that I kept installed. I haven't checked the paid apps so I can't comment on them.
    Winuser, Feb 17, 2015

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