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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

But I never called them "apps". It was always applications or programs depending on which word I spoke. "Apps" came about with the smartphone. I got my first smartphone in like 2001 or 2002. It was the SMT5600. Awesome little phone.
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app = phone/(iOS or Android)tablet

program = PC/x86 tablet

 

Anything contrary is simplifying it to toddler level.

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What it amounts to is a handful of people complaining that their generic tags aren't working in their favor. Which should shock no one, as Microsoft suuuuucks with search.

Have you ever actually looked for something in the MS store? It's nigh impossible to find what you want. I was looking for something for my Windows tablet awhile back (don't even remember what it was now) and finding anything useful in the MS store is recipe for frustration. I'm lucky I was able to find Plex and Netflix.

The worst thing that goes along with the horrible search function is that for every one legit, useful app there are 9,999 garbage one-off "apps" that are just there rip people off. Not only is the MS store devoid of useful content but the content that is good is buried behind a useless search function that even if it does list a real app you have to go looking through 1,000 garbage rip-off "apps" to even find it. You'd think since MS wants too keep pushing this "Windows as a Service" crap down our throats they would at least vet their store and make search work correctly. Can't wait until they make you download everything though the Store in their walled garden service they want so desperately to move to but are horrible at executing.
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I think a poll is in order...

Who uses the store:

I do - 0%
I don't - 60%
Didn't know it existed - 40%

I never understood why anyone would ever use the store. It is slow, unresponsive at times... takes up your full screen... and isn't as productive as just googling it.

Stop wasting your time Microsoft. -_-! Just make it a website. Don't integrate it into our OS'
    
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I like the appstore, like most appstores it's littered with crap
 
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Developers = Programmers

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

I thought that a developer is a designer who can program.
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