06-29-2013 12:10 PM
Will the Nook app for Windows 8 PCs and tablets work for Windows 8 phones also? Or is there an app just for Windows 8 phones? I cannot find an app in the app store on my phone.
09-02-2013 10:27 PM
09-03-2013 07:34 PM
This may explain why there is not WinP8 app.
It is the OS that attracts the Devs, so if that OS does not sell well, then you don't have Devs running to develop for the OS. Three percent of the market is not a good place to be in. Think back to the days when the MAC OS was at 3% of the PC market, were Devs writing cool apps and games for the MAC? NOPE, not enough of an installed base, that and the fact that there were way to many models of MAC computers. When Steve returned at Amelio's request, that was the first thing he did, kill off the duplicates of the different models and then kill off the Newton project. As a MAC user since 1984 I feel your pain, but the fact that most phone makers are going with Android and Nokia was just purchased by MS, I don't see that getting any better any time soon. Remember, these are my thoughts on the matter and not those of my employer. Your mileage may vary.
Another reason for possibly not building an app: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-09/microsoft
a month ago
This is all true but I have 3 Nooks and an Ipad that i have the nook software on with many books. But lately I have only bought books for Kindle because It is available for my phone. It makes me not want to buy the latest nook (the Glow) which I was in the store looking at last night. Seriously was the main reason I did not get one. I know I am only a drop in the bucket but still there has to be more like me.
The Windows Phone is getting more Mainstream apps everyday so the not big enough excuse is nil. Just port the app over from windows 8 Software so you can selll more books before your stock goes lower.
a month ago - last edited a month ago
There are non-B&N reader apps for Android that will handle B&N DRM. Are there perhaps 3rd party reading programs that will suit your needs? They won't necessarily do the cloud sync stuff for you, but could be used to read on your phone.
Now you know how Linux users feel!
a month ago
The Windows Phone is getting more Mainstream apps everyday so the not big enough excuse is nil.
The number of other apps is irrelevant. The question is whether there are enough users to justify the cost of developing and distributing the app. That's the key "big enough" question. As I understand it, it's still well under 5% of the phone market.
Just port the app over from windows 8 Software so you can selll more books before your stock goes lower.
As I understand it, the Windows 8 phone and Windows 8 PC software are designed to look the same but the operating systems are actually quite different. Software cannot just be ported from one to the other.
3 weeks ago
I've been a Barnes and Noble customer for years but I'm considering going with Kindle simply because there is no Nook for Windows Phone. Barnes and Noble has given no indication they will ever create an app for Windows Phone.