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Enterprises lukewarm on building Windows 8 tablet apps

jimbo45

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In a recent survey of more than 700 enterprise leaders, only 30% said they were "very interested" in developing enterprise mobile apps for Windows 8 tablets. In contrast, nearly 80% were very interested in developing iPad apps, and more than 50% are very interested in making apps for Android tablets.

Enterprises lukewarm on building Windows 8 tablet apps | CITEworld

Traditional Windows users seem to be saying no to the new Windows.

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What's so new about that. Traditional users of ANYTHING usually say NO to new "replacements" at first and then eventually embrace the new stuff.

People HATED W95 and XP when they came out -- now it's still hard even today to get a few people to switch from XP.

I'll bet if you could have given Julius Caesar's Roman legions Tanks in 55 B.C - they would have complained and said we prefer our existing Cavalry and want to keep the horses.

Once the idea of modern quick Touch type applications are developed which make the old "classical manual way" seem long and complex and can replace these easily and quickly you'll be surprised how quickly the applications will be taken up.

(Some applications won't be appropriate for touch -- no problem there with those staying on the classical desktop, but many new touch scenarios will certainly appear).

The tablet hardware will also have changed into something more suitable for business use too.

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What's so new about that. Traditional users of ANYTHING usually say NO to new "replacements" at first and then eventually embrace the new stuff.

I think you missed the most interesting point. Those traditional Windows users are very interested in creating apps for iOS and Android, but are not very interested in do the same for Windows. What does that say?
 

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What's so new about that. Traditional users of ANYTHING usually say NO to new "replacements" at first and then eventually embrace the new stuff.

I think you missed the most interesting point. Those traditional Windows users are very interested in creating apps for iOS and Android, but are not very interested in do the same for Windows. What does that say?

Sorry to butt in but that tells me that potentially 30% will take a lead in mobile app development while the rest stand still and eventually fall by the wayside. This is IT - you innovate or you die.

What this survey doesn't make clear is which Windows 8 platform they're reffering to because with Surface Pro there's no need to start from scratch to develop apps in comparison with RT or WP8. Surface Pro is still "mobile" but the need to learn and develop for a new code base, and thus the time and resources taken, is greatly reduced.
 

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Hi there
What's so new about that. Traditional users of ANYTHING usually say NO to new "replacements" at first and then eventually embrace the new stuff.

I think you missed the most interesting point. Those traditional Windows users are very interested in creating apps for iOS and Android, but are not very interested in do the same for Windows. What does that say?

Hi there
the post referred to Windows USERS -- DEVELOPERS (OK are Users but Users as a term generally means generic end users rather than I.T folk or developers or even "Super Users") are a different issue entirely -- but as a previous poster said in I.T if you don't innovate you die (or a 3rd very much less popular option -- stay in I.T / application support with increasing amount of older legacy apps and obsolete technology). - Note not all I.T support is horrible -- I'm referring here particularly to things like "Production support" or "Live support" in commercial organisations.

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Sorry to butt in but that tells me that potentially 30% will take a lead in mobile app development while the rest stand still and eventually fall by the wayside. This is IT - you innovate or you die.

What this survey doesn't make clear is which Windows 8 platform they're reffering to because with Surface Pro there's no need to start from scratch to develop apps in comparison with RT or WP8. Surface Pro is still "mobile" but the need to learn and develop for a new code base, and thus the time and resources taken, is greatly reduced.

Since when do enterprise leaders do a lot of innovation? They support enterprises, organisations that are conservative and whose focus is the bottom line. Apps are available in both Windows 8 and RT, in case you weren't aware, and so the article can't be referring to anything but the apps that dominate RT and are a fundamental part of 8.

Microsoft still depends hugely on the enterprise market, but even they are indicating that Windows 8 apps aren't a priority. What does appear evident is that iOS and Android devices appear to be a priority, as the popularity of BYOD grows, and guess which devices are popular?
 

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