Is That Google+ on a Windows Phone?
August 1, 2011 | Windows Phone | 12 Comments|
Kevin Marshall from Clarity Consulting just posted this screenshot. We’re trying to figure out what it is…well I mean aside from a Windows Phone 7 Google+ app of course.
It’s worth noting that Clarity are the developers of the official Facebook app…so let’s let the rampant speculation begin.
Hmm, no G-Maps, G-Mail, G-anything, but you’ll give out G+?
Go F*** yourself with something rainbow colored. :-/
Google can’t make a good Google Search app for Windows Phone, but a Google+ app is coming along?
what about native gmail support you don’t like? i think it works perfect. priority inbox and such stuff is of no interest to me though.
markiz: is there a way to actually delete (not archive) gmail messages from my phone?
A dying social group, just like buzz
Considering Microsoft and Google despise one another, don’t look for them to support one another. Its why Microsoft makes software for the iPhone and iPad, but not Android. For example, Bing, Photosynth, etc.
@Joe: Agreed but when MS released the Bing ipad app, for example, it made a lot of sense because it showed iphone users what Microsoft is capable of and how metro feels. Since Microsoft is still the underdog here it makes sense for them to port some of their apps to Android. There is a Bing Android app by the way. And Google is the underdog in social so they need to be on as many screens as possible so it would make sense for them to support WP7 for G+
now that you mentioned it, i can see that “trash” folder does not sync 🙂
i suppose that as a casual emailer i assume too much about what other people want.
guest: Google+ hit twenty million users in its first three weeks. Granted, Twitter at one point hit twenty million people, as did Facebook, but it took them a lot longer than three weeks.
In addition to having attracted such a following so quickly, and this might be a related matter, it’s hard to find a negative review of the service. They tend to be full of superlatives from what I’ve read and the social workers among us are gravitating toward the service accordingly, faster than most people expected.
On the other hand, maybe that’s just what Google wants us to believe, so I guess it could go either way, whether or not you know anything.
Regarding Google not working hard on Windows Phone stuff (if that is indeed the case and not something like Microsoft telling them to stay off the lawn for a while), can you really blame them when Microsoft itself isn’t exactly pulling all nighters for this platform either? Other than it being a consumption of resources, cooking up their stuff in C# or whatever, Google seems to have made it pretty clear with every major platform that their interest is in getting their software and services into the hands of as many people as possible whether they’re on iPhones, Blackberries, whatever. They did not try to stop Microsoft from making some Android software. While these companies may seem like enemies to us, perhaps because we see each other as enemies (me and Joe for example), I don’t think we should assume that these companies do in fact dislike each other. They’re competitors, but if their executives found themselves in a giant elevator together, I don’t think the crowd in the elevator would quickly get stuffed onto either side of the elevator with the people of each respective company going through this elevator experience together and not with the bad guys.
Maybe Microsoft should make more of an effort to get Google to show WP some love with native apps in addition to the web-based love Google would rather show everyone as it would help the platform out and, again, not be a bad move for Google given their behavior with other platforms, provided Microsoft makes it easier for them, like giving them free Mac and Linux versions of their SDK (no Windows PCs in Google, a security thing), chocolate and / or caviar.