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Fwd: Re: [idea] how to get popular apps from other mobile markets


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Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-phone] [idea] how to get popular apps from other mobile markets
Date: 	Sat, 12 Dec 2015 03:49:43 -0600
From: 	Mark <j.m.holmes@xxxxxx>
To: 	Peter Bittner <peter.bittner@xxxxxxx>

In some senses, focusing in on (Toy-Town) apps just plays into Apple's
Wizard-of-Oz: that a phone's only any good if there's a zillion apps in
the app store to choose from. A simple Internet search throws up the top
50 apps... It's more about functionality though, it seems to me*. I want
to congratulate people on the recent developments within the browser.
For political reasons I've started taking privacy seriously. I wonder if
Tor (I know they're closed source) could be persuaded to work with your
browser as they did with Firefox? And on the subject of Mozilla - really
bad news about Thunderbird...


*I'm no coder, but I did do some thinking around a address book/dialer
combo app:

On 11/12/15 18:13, Peter Bittner wrote:
2015-12-11 18:16 GMT+01:00 Peter Bittner wrote:
drive it. It would make a favorable picture for Canonical if they'd
play a driving role in this process. (I'm guessing.)
Oops, I think I wanted to write: "It wouldn't make a favorable picture [...]"

I meant, it could cause Canonical look like begging for support (kind
of: because they run out of money), and that's what marketing probably
wouldn't want. So, really, in the light of Firefox OS *sigh* we users
should take care of our personal killer apps become reality.

Is there a list of "most wanted apps" for Ubuntu phone somewhere?
Maybe something where we can still vote on? -- That could then be a
starting point to kick off some crowdfunding campaigns.

Cheers, Peter

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