eBay's Windows Phone app is still working but that could change soon
While the official eBay Windows Phone app is still available and working, an updated message on the app's webpage shows that could change very soon.
The webpage itself now has a message that states:
Despite what that message stated, when we downloaded the app from the Windows Store just a few minutes ago, we found that it works just fine. However, if this note is any indication, it may just be a matter of time before eBay decides to make the app unusable. We will update this post if we learn more about this situation.
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Seriously, someone must see a common sense.
(amazon want even with a terrible app) Is ms as a company becoming irrilevant like ibm? About nadella Developers should use visual studio, xamarin or the bridges, what i feel is that developers (except for the gaming market) are mostly ignoring ms at all Hope not of course
you're wrong anyway. Managements job is to maximze the profits of a company. That's it. What that looks like and what that means depends entirely on your interpretation of that requirement. Some argue for short term gains, but that's silly, and is damaging to the economy as a whole.
What Nadella has been doing not only creates short term gains (it stops the money bleed that WP is) as well as long term gains (by putting Microsoft's services on the mobile platforms that aren't dead). So: cost cutting by getting rid of dead weight and focus on where the consumers actually are is a sound business and economical strategy. What isn't? Creating phones with a dead OS that no one wants and keep pouring money into lost causes. Well, then perhaps you should avoid saying someone's wrong when you don't know what you're talking about. Or maybe you're some economical genious who can make money by burning money...in which case, why haven't you the Noble Prize for saving the World's economy?
Could you please share with the rest of us, how you think double posts occur? Why wouldn't you explain?
You're acting like underfunding windows phone is a new thing, or that the poor support is new under nadella. It isn't. Obviously if you don't support a product nobody will buy it. You're right there aren't many customers left on windows phone. But that's a result of poor management, not God.
As for share prices being all that matters, they could literally fire every single employee which would drastically improve the quarter profits likely cause a share spike and doom the company. The massive R&D cuts over the past few decades have increased profits short term, but drastically damaged the companies as well as the economy as a whole. You're welcome to look at Dell, Hp, Acer, Compaq, etc. Good management and short term share prices aren't the same thing, and again, your interpretation that they are is what causes much of the economic issues the world is facing currently. I don't have the Nobel prize (not Noble) for economics, but I originally did take business in post secondary, and am now finishing up an economics degree. I am also aware that there are other schools of economic outside of Chicago style economics, and I'd suggest you look up some alternatives. You're stuck in the 90's still.
Did not find find a W10(M) app. Maybe Allegro is a big hit in Poland, I do not know. .
It pisses me off same as you because I can't get work email, my bank or train pass app on my Lumia, but I can't blame current managers for it. They are focusing on building mobile foundation for post-app era. Isn't it weird that although they pulled out of Mobile market their W10M builds are arriving at a feverish pace?
I too would feel guilty to let go of my 640XL with 2-day battery life, huge display, excellent camera and sub-200 price tag unlocked.
It's awesome. I never cared about the ebay app, I uninstalled it because it was more of a placeholder than anything else.
more than enough users in the whole ecosystem to warrant apps. And I dont want to hear the crap webpage stuff...almost everyone I know prefers a well working app over a web page....and yes on Windows 10 desktop also. Ridiculous.
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at a given time. Could be W10, W10M, could be Android, could be Ubuntu. As is happens to be, I use all of the above plus an iPad (an older one) to various degrees. Maybe you should not fret too much, not good for you.
Carry on. No system nor any company ever
will have a perfect piece of hardware or a
fully rounded, smooth piece of software
that will comfort and pacify you. Too much too expect from a life on this planet.
Could be much worse however :-) .
If Android is so stable, how come the majority of people with them have to return them monthly? Sounds like a great system. I get to use my phone for four weeks, then a loaner for a week, then a refurbished model for four weeks, then start back over with the loaner.
No need to be unhappy because of a dynamic smartphone market.
"Get a life!" as a famous actor once said.
I'll definitely give it a whirl.
So far, I've used Start Perfect adn Transparent Tile Pack, both decent in their own way, though showing their age as many new UWP apps are not on their lists.
if that gives you the peace of mind
that you seemingly need.
you would not need to complain anymore and be a totally happy person.
instead of the stuff you now fret about,
would you refuse to cash in on the financial gains you made
and donate it to an NGO or something? Just a question.
So....yeah this is an abandoned app and anyone who uses it could tell. It would have been nice to hear news of a revamp, but oh well. Windows Phone becoming less and less relevant for normal consumers.
Pretty sure MSFT is aware of this. These are truly dark ages for MSFT devotees.
Now we know how BlackBerry fans must have felt :-)
Was this the preveribal last straw sending people over the edge or am I missing something else?
If either of you had to write 2 bullets as a joint message to Microsoft and eBay:
1/ telling them why a new app is needed?
2/ telling them why you don't care about this? What would your top reasons be for each scenario?
I'm just curious...
Businesses use Amazon, EBay, and sadly social media. They take pictures too.