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Agree. Absolutely dread the word 'app'.

Windows 10: SaaA (Software As An App)


sorry, couldn't resist
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post #32 of 57
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Agree. Absolutely dread the word 'app'.

Windows 10: SaaA (Software As An App)


sorry, couldn't resist

has AAA must be good
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post #33 of 57
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I was raised called desktop versions PROGRAMS and then smartphones came along and started calling them APPS

Semantics. I dont like it biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Agree. Absolutely dread the word 'app'.

 

This.

 

Programs are written by programmers. Who writes applications? Applicators? :kookoo: 

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I was raised called desktop versions PROGRAMS and then smartphones came along and started calling them APPS


Semantics. I dont like it biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Agree. Absolutely dread the word 'app'.

This.

Programs are written by programmers. Who writes applications? Applicators? kookoo.gif  

Developers do.. developers !=Programmers tongue.gif (at least in this sense) prrogrammers build the templates for developers to work on
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Developers do.. developers !=Programmers tongue.gif (at least in this sense) prrogrammers build the templates for developers to work on
Developers = Programmers

And Programmers/Developers work by the guidelines given by Designers.
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Developers do.. developers !=Programmers tongue.gif (at least in this sense) prrogrammers build the templates for developers to work on
Developers = Programmers

And Programmers/Developers work by the guidelines given by Designers.

I was being facetious however I think its all the same just depends on how you want to look at it. regardless there is more reason to put out a crap or cookie cutter app vs a program due to the market exposure. even if they capture 1% of lets say 10 thousand and multiply that app by $3.. they still made a whole bunch of money for what took them an hour to make
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I always used the term applications and programs synonymously until smartphones came out.

Programmers are developers, but developers aren't necessarily programmers. tongue.gif
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I always used the term applications and programs synonymously until smartphones came out.

Programmers are developers, but developers aren't necessarily programmers. tongue.gif

^ I like this guys thinking
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What's more alarming to me, is not the issue's MS has faced since the Win10 roll out, but their responses (or lack thereof, clearly) to all of it.

It's like they feel they are not obligated in the slightest to explain why things happen or don't happen. They have become some faceless entity. It makes me wonder if our government controls and runs MS now, because that's pretty much how they handles things anymore.

Currently have 4 computers running Windows 10 in my home. Care to elaborate on all of the "issues" and their supposed lack of response?

EDIT:

Also reading links within the source, one complaint, and being used as evidence, is someone who has a financial planning software. They are upset that when you search "planner" it doesn't pull up their software. Well, "planner" is a pretty damn generic word and accounts for a Hell of a lot more than financial planners.

I am sure their search function needs help, Microsoft hasn't ever been king in that arena, but to complain that exceptionally generic search words don't return YOUR result? Come on now.
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I was raised called desktop versions PROGRAMS and then smartphones came along and started calling them APPS

Semantics. I dont like it biggrin.gif


It's more than semantics (which I also don't like), it's substance, and another area where Microsoft lowered the bar to meet the minimum common denominator.

The abbreviation "app" historically comes from and suggests a lightweight program heavily associated with low powered devices such as smartphones. It also gives computing a 'coolness' factor that associates more with the experience and likewise dissociates from the technology involved.

I don't know about the respective programmers' idea about this, but I would find it offensive for, say, a heavy duty program like the desktop AutoCAD, Maya, or Photoshop suite to be called an app. If you've got a lightweight mobile and cloud backed version, sure, call it an app, but applying the term generally is not appropriate. The term "program" is egalitarian whereas the abbreviation "app" is denotative of a subset of the former and thus unsuited to be applied generally.
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