[WP7] Windows Phone 7 News

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Sad news for many WP7 owners who cannot upgrade their phones to WP8 (me!)  I love Spotify, but the app on my Lumia 900 is terrible, and with no hope of fixing it, I may have to cancel my subscription.

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Hello Spotify,

 

Simple bug fixes to older OS's should not cost you in man hours the kudos it would bring in the community. There are numerous examples of firms blatantly ignoring the older customer base and losing new ones in the end...

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@Flipflop wrote:

Hello Spotify,

 

Simple bug fixes to older OS's should not cost you in man hours the kudos it would bring in the community. There are numerous examples of firms blatantly ignoring the older customer base and losing new ones in the end...


Hi, and welcome to the Spotify Community!

 

I expect there will still be bug fixes (as there are in Spotify for iOS 4 or below), just not major updates,  and customer support won't deal with WP7 anymore.

So if there are still bugs, you can expect a fix for them at some point as in Spotify for iOS 4, which is the old version of spotify for users with old iOS devices who can't upgrade to iOS 6.x.x

 

Anthony 🙂

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@AnthonyB wrote:

I expect there will still be bug fixes (as there are in Spotify for iOS 4 or below), just not major updates


 

Anthony,

 

Has Spotify released a statement saying that they will "no longer be issuing future updates" for iOS 4, like they now did for WP7? Also, while I'm not an iOS developer, I'm under the impression that iOS apps are developed for no particular version; if iOS 4 has all the APIs and features the Spotify iOS app needs, it'll run on iOS 4.

 

The difference here is that Windows Phone 8 is a completely new architecture from Windows Phone 7, and WP8 apps will not work on WP7 devices under any circumstances.

 

However, the major f-u to (formerly) loyal customers from Spotify is the fact that Windows Phone 7 apps work perfectly on Windows Phone 8. They could continue developing the current app and thus provide support for both WP7 and WP8, but simply choose not to.

 

Even more annoying, no specific reason is given. "Bringing the best possible features to the most current platform" is absolutely possible on the WP7 architecture. And even if not, fixing the bugs they've had since launch most certainly is.

 

I'm sure WP8 development offers great advantages and makes the lives of the devs much easier, but that's not the customer's concern.

 

Given this, and the fact that during the year of full support from Spotify that the WP7 app enjoyed, virtually no updates were ever issued; the problems I had with the Spotify app in July when I got my phone, are still there today.

 

Spotify does not give one solitary crap about Windows Phone users, and it's folly to even believe this "beta" WP8 app is going to be better, more stable or well supported.

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We wouldn't be upset and you wouldn't loose customers if the WP7 app would run like a charm. Maybe before cutting us off you should have fixed it first. Smart.

 

In this case: No updates = No support

 

Microsoft however will support Windows Phone 7 and 8 until 2014 meaning people like me who got a bargain Lumia 800 for £160 (even cheaper in the future) will want to use Spotify the next couple of years without having issues. http://www.wpcentral.com/microsoft-support-windows-phone-7-8-until-2014

 

I won't be using the desktop app either as for the £4.99 I don't get high quality streaming. Xbox music (Zune) offers the same service although it's only 256-kbps, but the app works.

 

Most certainly  you won't do anything, which is a shame I was using the service for almost 3 years.

 

 

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Not much to say, but that I'm sad. Would at least be nice to get some bug fixes for the app.

 

In any case, perhaps it's time to look at other alternatives.

 

Not sure if we've had any other news regarding the WP7 app, but this one, which isn't particularly fun.

 

Over and out,

cable

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It's all wrong. When you create an application for Windows Phone 7, it is automatically compatible with Windows Phone 8. But if you create an application for Windows Phone 8, it will not work on Windows Phone 7. 😞

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Too bad! Some of us won't upgrade our WP7 devices to to WP8 devices just because of the lack of physical QWERTY keyboard. So I'd really much appreciate if I could get Spotify Free working on my WP7! I don't care about other updates...
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You can't even get Spotify Free currently on Windows Phone 8, so it's pretty unlikely I'm afraid.

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