posted this on March 20, 2013 16:04
Please don't forget the Windows Phone world and give us an app already.
Pogo support, Please work on a Windows Phone app. You have a demand for it.
I was looking into the pogoplug API to create a windows phone app, its so easy. I think if the pogoplug team works on this they can come up with a decent V1 app in a week and they can iterate on it afterwards.
If pogoplug has no idea of a WP app, atleast make your website mobile friendly.
All good points! I honestly don't understand why the pogoplug dev team can't get to work on this. I use pogoplug's cloud storage service daily and being able to have it on my Windows Phone would make things so much easier for me.
It seems so that Pogoplug doesn't have the balls to make WP client. They are afraid that Apple and/or Google gets pissed. Tell me if I'm wrong.
I guess we'll have to start use only SkyDrive then.
I was working on my own pogoplug client for WP8 using the public API. the app is published to the market place now http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/pogoplug/61eef542-cefb-4cf3-8154-b3ecfddc7cfd
at present you can browse files, view images and videos. Let me know the features and updates you would like to see and I'll try to add them if possible through the public API.
I hope pogoplug releases an official app soon.
Great job Rony!!!
Nicely done Rony!! Makes my cloudstation worth of something. Works well at Lumia 920.
Well done Rony!
Thank you Rony ... you are our hope ;-)
hurry, windows phones sales are picking up and pogoplug should not miss this boat.
I get offers to upgrade to unlimited cloud. I still can not find a way to use it mobile as I am a Windows Phone user. Please tell me that a WP app is available in the near future
I'm a "Windows guy" and not an Apple fanboy. But, when I bought my tablet, I got an iPad, because Apple did it right and there is a gigantic ecosystem of apps that surround it. If I bought a smart phone, I would get either an iPhone or Android phone, and not a Windows phone for same reasons. Miscrosoft's Windows phone is the least adopted smartphone, and so there are relatively few apps developed (and being developed) for it. The name of the game is APPS -- apps that can make your mobile device do back flips! At this point in the race of mobile devices, I want one with good apps, and not non-existant apps.
Microsoft has been loosing the race in mobile devices (starting with iPod) for years to Apple, and I do not want to be victimized by their lack of ability to compete in this arena.
Not written to ding the folks who have a Windows phone, but to give a "heads up" to those contemplating getting one.
Pogoplug, can you answer us? please.
Oh, Rony, are you working on an update? Could be GREAT to view pdf, docs...etc, and also make those files available offline, downloading to the "cache" for viewing without connection.
I have the new Nokia 928 running Windows Phone 8and need the pogoplug app too. I'm currently using Skydrive and with the great price on Pogo Cloud, I'd really like to switch.
sorry DJ HazMat... Pogoplug doesn't seem to care about their customers. The lack of an offical Pogoplug app for Windows Phone 8 is proof of that.
I've made the swtich from pogoplug to skydrive and have been very pleased with my decision. May consider switching back to PP if I see a WP8 app becomes available.
Ronny your app is very nice. Thanks for working on it!
Thanks, that's an awesome step. I appreciate it, well done.
Thanks @Rony for the App, however it would definitely be useful to have an actual Pogoplug supported app for WP8! Please work on this, it's the missing link!
I got my pogoplug to work for my windows phone but the movies are not playing . please figure this out and come out with a solution. Documents do work no problem
They likely will not stream until you have a dedicated app like ones for iOS and Android devices. Movies will not stream for other reasons, too. For example, low bandwidth, and shared links do not stream unless a movie is very short or small file. The only time a movie will stream is to the device of the account owner.
Interesting factoid to those thinking of buying a Windows Phone: I know someone fairly high up at Microsoft who told me Microsoft wanted their employees to have Windows phones, and most did not want one -- they preferred to keep their iPhones and and Android phones!
any news or updates on this? Why hasn't an official app for pogoplug been created for the Windows Phone 8 platform? As you can clearly see, there is a demand for it.
Less than 1% of a user base will be vocal about a need. I am very familiar with this ratio as a software developer of many years. If this many people are asking for a Windows 8 app, it is in PogoPlug's best interest to oblige.
Steve, I will agree with your 1% since it is not really germane to the issue. What is germane is the market share of a Windows phone. It seems apparent the low market share of a Windows phone is why you do not have a Pogoplug app for the Windows phone, and there is not also one for say, a Blackberry. They both have very little market share. Numbers I can find indicate that (phones with PP apps) I. e. Android and iOS phones; have 85-90% market share, and the Windows phone has 2-3% share (although it is growing) and a Blackberry has 1% and is slipping. Even though a Windows phone's market share is growing, projections indicate it may only reach a share of 7% by 2018. This would still be far below the market leaders and why you may never see a PP app for the Windows phone.
Personally, if I were to buy a smartphone today it would be an Android or Apple iOS phone. Why would I want to disadvantage myself with any other kind of phone that is not well supported with apps?
I don'tr mean to sound rude when I say this but that is the worst excuse not to develop an app for the Windows Phone 8 and I hear it all of the time from lazy developers who just want to take the easy road to quick cash. I've developed on all three platforms and I can tell you that to build an app that does for Pogoplug what their IOS app does can be done in about 3 days by a single semi-skilled developer. Any company who is too lazy to build a Windows 8 app should be abandoned for their closest competitor.
It is SO much easier to develop a great Windows 8 application than an IOS application for someone with equal skill level in both platforms. The Pogoplug application really isn't that complicated.
A platform will always be the underdog for as long as we have lazy developers.
I completely agree with Steve, as a developer working on all three platforms I can say its so easy to develop for WInPhone. I was able to cook up this basic app for pogoplug in 2 days http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/pogoplug/61eef542-cefb-... with the public API, imagine what the Pogoplug team can come up in a month.
I would not complain much if the website is mobile friendly, any company that calls themselves a cloud provider has to have a mobile friendly website, that is a must have these days.
Steve, Rony, et all. I am a user like you, and what I am talking about is market share; not the quality of the phone, or not how easy or hard it is to make an app, etc. Market share is a large factor of what drives any business decision. If a product basically has no market share, and the predictions are not real bright that it will grow significantly, why would a business even want to consider supporting it? Even if PP ignores the Win Phone market as they apparently are doing, what have they really lost? Not much, as long as they support the great majority of PP users with Android and iOS mobile devices. I realize you want an app, I hope you get one, etc, but the reality of the situation is that the chances are not high that you will get one based upon the market share of your phone. My apologies for being the bearer of the reality check. An example from the past: Sony created a better VCR called a Betamax, but VHS won the race, in part because of the support -- more movies were released on VHS than Betamax. No one said this stuff is always "smart" or fair. All I have to say on this topic.
Mike, you're missing the point. :-) Yes, when you make a ratio of sales between the iPhone, Android devices, and the Windows Phone, the Windows Phone is the least of the market shares but if you count how many Windows Phone users there are in the world, there is MORE than enough market share out there to justify a month of dev time creating a great Windows Phone 8 app for Pogoplug.
People used that argument to defend Spotify, Mint, and many others until they finally saw the light and created an app for Windows Phone 8. I think that to believe in the Market Share argument, you are either someone who just doesn't like the platform, you either need to be a fanboy of another platform, a competitor, a lazy developer, or just really poor at economics.
Mark my words, either Pogoplug will put out a Windows 8 app or they will settle for second place to the competitor who does. If you would like an example of the last time that I predicted this, study rdio -vs- Spotify. When Spotify neglected to put out their Windows Phone 8 app, Rdio ate their lunch and they lost thousands of previously loyal customers. It will happen here, too.
Also, I just want to point out that the analogy made of VHS to Betamax is not at at all an accurate projection of this situation. I suffered through that standards war and know it well. That was just that ... a standards war. You would be more accurate to compare two automotive brands, or two laptop brands, or something of that sort, not competing standards.
When there are competing standards, one must eventually lose and one must eventually win in order for innovation to progress in the market place.
For competing companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple, when they each win at their own strengths, it creates a vibrant market place. This differentiates a brand from a standard. Therefore, your "enlightening" rant is not valid here. :-)
forget market share, when a company like Pogoplug see that considerable amount of their users need an app in a different platform they should build one, only then they can survive in this market.
and the SAD part is that no one from Pogoplug has addressed this forum.
It really speaks volumes how not one Pogoplug representative has responded or has anything to say about the lack of their support for WP platform.
Rony, I completely agree with you... NO ONE from PP has replied anything
I said I was done with my part of this discussion, and I am, but these guys want to beat this thing to death, etc. In addition, Steve was insulting to me and it was uncalled for and unnecessary. Steve, I "get" economics and marketing very well -- my degree is in Business and Marketing -- I did that job for over 30 years and was involved in plenty of "market share" discussions and issues -- and I am more trained than the average person in economics, because it is a foundation of business. I also have a significant background in electronics from prior military service, so I "get" technology as well.. I refrain from bringing my background up in forums unless I'm "challenged" as in this case. I do not favor one platform over another, nor am I fanboy of one or the other. I DO prefer to own a product that is well supported over on that isn't.
Rony, this is a user forum, and PP people rarely visit here. If you have something to say to them, leave a message to them via "Ask Support" at top of this forum page.
Best of success to you both.
OK Steve, accepted.
Often, when people are confronted with the metaphorical statement that "the Emperor has no clothes" they take it as a personal affront, get defensive, and shoot the messenger. Look, there is nothing inherently wrong with a Windows phone, of course; it is no better or worse than others, but I jumped in here a few times to point out to people thinking of buying a new phone (or tablet) that the Windows phone is one of the least supported phones out there; hence, no PP app. So, buy a phone (or tablet,) or any of the various gizmos in the world that is already supported with the apps you are likely to use. I have no smartphone and do not want one, but I do have two cool tablets I enjoy -- an iPad and Kindle Fire HD. I bought the iPad first, because I wanted one that was time and market-tested and had an array of apps surrounding it. I don't even much care for the Apple company since I was around for the beginning of the personal computer and witnessed Apple's arrogance for many years. For similar reasons I bought a Kindle when I wanted a smaller tablet; it's well supported, too, and not as over-priced as Apple's mini. And, of course, the tablets work great with the PP app which I use a lot for streaming my music and videos.
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