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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Unfortunately this app isn't available (easily) on Windows phone

    That's the problem with Windows phone -- the OS is BRILLIANT but the apps need a bit of sorting out.

    No copyright on the app BTW it's just not not available (easily or by 1-click install) for Windows phone. This could be the Achilles heel of the Windows phone environment -- MS or other developers need to sort some of these apps out so they run on Windows phones too..

    For example a MEGA useful app in the UK although lacking in Windows but brilliant in Android or iOS(iPhone) is the UK national Rail app. (Rail travel might not be important in the USA but when I'm in the UK I absolutely find this app almost INDESPENSIBLE. !!!).

    National Rail Enquiries - National Rail Enquiries for Android & iPhone

    Cheers

    jimbo
    Finally getting back to this.

    Jim, There is no “Achilles heel” so far as apps. There are tons of Store apps and more added daily. Admittedly there aren’t as many as Play Store or Apple Store, but there are a lot.

    It's not that there's not a BBC Weather app for WP. It's that it's not allowed to be installed on my AT&T branded Lumia here in the U.S. for whatever reason unknown to me. It is not found in 8.x Store (here in the U.S.) neither, so therefore not allowed to install, again, for whatever reason. However, there are loads of other BBC apps available. Besides, I can add any location in the world to my Bing weather app or other weather apps so far as that goes.

    It seems that I did find the BBC Weather app shown above in my 1st pic of post #27 via Bing search on my phone which opened the page results in IE in which one link led me to the Great Britain Windows app Store, which is what we see. Within that and scrolling left, the BBC Weather app publisher is a one Chesusoft. It seems they have no official website. I performed a Bing and Google search to no avail. Also on that page is a link to help. It seems they use a one “Uservoice” service for that, but that’s anoter subject.

    Where did you get the information on the copyright?

    So far as your “almost INDESPENSIBLE” rail app > Put this in your icon and smoke it.

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    Yanno, I'm willing to bet that Metro/Tifkam is every bit as usable as are the other two, on tabs and/or phones, and that, in the end it comes down to personal preferences. I don;t doubt that for a minute. Only issue I ever had was foisting onto the desktop. Separating the two, may well encourage more people to try it out. Many folks, like myself, can be quite stubborn when it comes to things like not having a choice and whatnot. Who knows... if win9 placates 'us', many might be more tempted to give a tifkam tab/phone a chance...
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Yanno, I'm willing to bet that Metro/Tifkam is every bit as usable as are the other two, on tabs and/or phones, and that, in the end it comes down to personal preferences. I don;t doubt that for a minute.
    No doubt when all else is boiled away it all depends on personal choice. No argument there whatsoever, however, not only usable as you stated, I claim that once the new system is learned it is more efficient in use and in speed, especially when using 8.1 on all devices. This is first and foremost: The Real Quality Boot Time of 8 Verses 7

    This last update to 8.1 on my Lumia is an absolute winner. Here’s just one feature that saves time: Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 Search Button There are many others.

    Sure, most members here are savvy enough to configure multiple brand devices and OSs for use with all kinds of services, but not the mass of commoners. e.g. I could have persisted with another Android phone, but why should I have when MS offers it all in one place > All in one garden. Personally I wanted to ease up my time with setting up devices with all the configuration one has to perform, although I know some like to do so and crow that they can. It sure simplified my life so to devote time to other things in life. Again, it boils down to personal preference.

    Only issue I ever had was foisting onto the desktop. Separating the two, may well encourage more people to try it out. Many folks, like myself, can be quite stubborn when it comes to things like not having a choice and whatnot. Who knows... if win9 placates 'us', many might be more tempted to give a tifkam tab/phone a chance...
    “Foisting” may be a proper word to use with the original release of 8, for it wasn’t configurable to boot to the desktop app/portal. That was a big blunder on MSs’ part, but not so with 8.1 since one can boot to desktop app/portal. As I’ve stated before > I predict that W9 will be the most configurable Windows OS to date > Don't like Start Screen? > Here's a Start Menu. Like this feature? > Then keep it or configure it to be off. They may be that they only offer desktop in certain editions such as Pro and/or Enterprise, but it will continue to take second to Modern/Metro. All in all, I think MS will pursue in their new direction of a platform of OSs to run across devices with similar experience.
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