Windows 8 app

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Why is there an iOS app, an Android app, but no Windows 8 (8.1) app ?
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Nassowitz

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Posted 5 years ago

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Vincent, Champion

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Why would windows 8 need an app? You just use a web browser in windows 8 (or 8.1)

Your app for windows 8 is internet explorer, or firefox, or chrome or any number of other web browsers which are all "apps", they are all applications for browsing websites

Special built apps are done for operating systems that use non-standard web browsers so they can access the website data because they lack the tools to browse the site properly in the first place
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Why use an app for a device that has Safari or Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox onboard ?

The argument that Windows 8 has Internet Explorer isn't really relevant.

The Apple iPad has Safari.

The Android tablet has Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Why do they get the app and Windows 8 & 8.1 doesn't ?

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Sorry, didn't notice you had this in the windows phone category.

When I read Windows 8, what comes to mind is windows 8 is an OS; not a device. Simply stating windows 8 implies usage on a computer which typically would not require specialized apps.

Had you said windows phone in the statement; it would have been more clear to me.

I understand a windows phone might be nice to have an app for it. "Windows 8" is a bit vague without knowing the device in question.
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I mean Windows 8 & 8.1, the really first tablet operating system.

On a touchsreen device an app is easier to use.

A device like the Surface or the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix the one I have.

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Didier Danloy

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I was also waiting for that App but because it took too long I moved to other alternatives and I'm not using IMDB anymore

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