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Discuss: Growth in Mobile Apps

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January 25, 2013 at 05:42:11
Specs: Windows 7, 1.4 GHz / 5610 MB
Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that spending on mobile apps increased by more than 27% over the past year. Discuss here how much you spend on mobile apps, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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January 25, 2013 at 10:05:56
Spent $4.99 on Carcassone, because at this point, it's practically the only app available for Windows Phone. :P

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January 25, 2013 at 20:26:07
I can foresee the day when instead of having a bank account where you get your pay deposited each week/month you'll just have a smartphone with an account at your phone company/ISP. Your phone with all it's apps becomes your sole communications/ entertainment/ financial management tool. Savings, Mortgages, Insurance, credit/debit cards built right in. Movies & TV shows on demand. Need cash? Just use the handy ATM app at a conveniently located cash dispensing machine. Want to do the weekly grocery shopping? No problem. There's an app for that. Delivered fresh to your door. no need to ever leave the home. Need medical advice ? There's a handy "Doctor in the house" app. Tax time comes around. Just use the handy IRS app. The phone already has all your financial information and in only a few minutes your taxes are done. Out on the town and need to take a dump? There's a CR@P app to help you find the nearest convenience. Only thing it can't do is wipe your @ss but next year's model comes with a combination sonic/laser butt cleaner.

Apologies if I have offended anyone here. I don't have a smartphone and at least for a while will continue to resist the tide trying to pull me into the App whirlpool.

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January 27, 2013 at 07:25:03
jpishgar: Windows Phone
Counter point: Windows Phone will never amount to anything, ever. It's a slick (albeit flawed) UI and I hear it has a slick API, but the phone is losing to Android, and the team appears to be losing to the Windows team inside Microsoft.

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January 27, 2013 at 15:52:29
Spent ~14 bucks on PdaNet to tether my cell. Worked fine until my cell provider shut down free tethering. It was well worth the money long as it lasted.

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January 28, 2013 at 12:45:40
That's a rather direct assessment of Windows Phone, Razor2.3. Formerly, I was squarely in the Android camp, but the UI and hardware strength of the Nokia Windows Phones brought me over. I grant that it does not have anywhere near as robust an apps set as it's two competitors, and it will be an interesting experiment to see whether or not the success of a phone is dependent on its app development.

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February 28, 2013 at 05:01:41
Since I am using an Android mobile there are no paid apps on my phone. By the way I am developing an own app for Android (after I am done, it will be similar to the following one: I really like Android but probably will have a better look on Windows Phones as well.

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