Archive for the ‘Microsoft’ category

Google has no plans to write native windows 8 applications.

December 13th, 2012

According to this article, http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2231503/google-shuns-windows-8-for-app-development, Google has announced that they have no plans to write any native Windows 8 applications.

“We have no plans to build out Windows apps. We are very careful about where we invest and will go where the users are but they are not on Windows Phone or Windows 8,” he said.
“If that changes, we would invest there, of course.”

I would assume that since they are saying “Windows Apps” that would include the RT apps that run on the surface device.  Microsoft needs google to back them, if they can’t get google on board with apps, then other companies are going to follow suit and not build apps for the Windows 8 platform.  This could be a huge blow to Microsoft and could kill their average commercial sales, I do think its a bit early to tell how well Windows 8 is going to fare, but from the looks of it, it doesn’t seem promising.It’s not like google is singling out Microsoft, they are investing heavily into iOS apps, if you haven’t noticed, they have redesigned all the apps they make for iOS, and I got to admit, they are extremely slick.  Google maps now includes turn by turn directions, which my iPhone 4 couldn’t do but 4s can, so I no longer have a reason to get the 4s, cause I don’t care about Siri.

Microsoft has been climbing the apple hill for years now and its starting to look like that hill is getting steeper by the day.