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    Shadowlander
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    Default Rift app for windows phone?

    Will you guys make this happen? You've taken the time to make an Authenticator for the Windows phone 7 platform, it would be nice if you did the same with the rift app. There are a lot of windows phone users out here, and the windows platform is quickly becoming a rising star, please don't ignore it when you create apps...

    I know app developers are so use to only creating apps for the two major smartphone OS, but there is a major third player now...

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    Windows 7 phones are hardly a major player. They only have currently 1% of the market share. This would be an incredible waste of dev resources.

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    The keywords I used were "rising star'. Like I said, they took the time to make an Authenticator, for the windows phone, I don't see what the problem would be for this request. Sure the authenticator is light weight compared to the rift mobile app, but come on, saying that is will take up too much resources and developers time is a bit much.. You can check these sources out.. Again I said rising star, and not to ignore it.

    http://blogs.computerworld.com/19525...indows_phone_7

    http://wmpoweruser.com/report-window...on-units-sold/

    http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2011/10/...mobile-market/

    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2012/01...e-7-5-devices/

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain...tphone-market/

    http://www.marketresearch.com/Techno...-Phones-c1648/

    http://blogs.computerworld.com/19619...pers_says_ovum

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    Default Say "yes" to Windows Phone Apps

    There are two ways to look at app development for ecosystems.

    1.) Develop for the most popular ecosystems.

    2.) Develop for the ecosystem that brings more exposure to your audience.

    Windows Phone is the development channel, excelling at the second concept. Free apps with ads make more money for a developer than on android or ios on average.

    Also there is some research to show that a company can gain new subscribers more easily through the Windows Phone Marketplace v iOS or Android since the marketplace is smaller. There are only say, 7 apps to make fart noises instead of 700 apps to make fart noises. This means less noise for a company like Trion to be found. Normally on Ios or Android a company has to advertise heavily to show they have an app to download. On Windows Phone the app is more easily discovered and then leads to subscribers.

    Windows Phone is a better advertising platform at this moment than any other mobile phone ecosystem.

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    Default thanks..

    I'm glad to see someone else support this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezariel View Post
    Windows 7 phones are hardly a major player. They only have currently 1% of the market share. This would be an incredible waste of dev resources.
    Yes, because there is no such thing like "Windows 7 phones". There is "Windows Phone" platform with much more than 1%.

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    i want one Faithful focus owner since launch day, and hopefully lumia 900 user in march

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    Same here.. been using one for over a year now (damn, does time fly), and I'd really appreciate this app. I was pretty thrilled when the Authenticator popped up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezariel View Post
    Windows 7 phones are hardly a major player. They only have currently 1% of the market share. This would be an incredible waste of dev resources.
    Can you define "the" market share though? US? EU? UK? NL? Because "global" really isn't representative - you'd need to actually research if your target audience uses these phones before you can determine if it's a waste of resources. Such an odd statement to make.

    Considering they already know most of the development tools, it's barely a waste. Heck, being able to develop for WP makes a nice addition to your CV, if nothing else.

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    Throwing my support in here. This would be excellent.

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    I hope this becomes a reality.

    Whatchu know bout DerPS?

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    Also interested in having a version on Windows phone, please.

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    Earlier in this post it was said that Windows Phones were not a major player. If you look in the news their marketshare has more than doubled.

    In China (7%) they have overtaken the iPhone (6%) in just two months. http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-pho...s-iphone-china

    In the US they have surpassed blackberry.

    This is a platform that should be looked at and I hope the Rift Devs provide the mobile app for it soon.

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    Go to a T-Mobile store and you'd swear Windows Phone was the only phone on the market. Their salespeople must he incentivized to sell Windows Phone over Android. My two T-Mobile store visits are hardly a scientific sampling but I gotta think Windows Phone's numbers are growing quickly.

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    I type in my support for this as well. After owning both android and IoS devices I will never go back from my Nokia Lumia 900 so please make the RIFT app available for this ecosystem as well.

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