iii. Doccler really needs a Windows Phone app
I can hear the snickering.
But the thing is, that although I can use the browser to write posts, it is clunky as hell. I bought two phones this week: my new HTC 8XT and an iPhone 5 for my wife. She likes the iPhone's app selection and camera better, but thinks that my middle-of-the road Windows Phone is better. She is thinking about returning the iPhone.
Hopefully Doccler will release the API at least. Their Twitter account told me they will. Maybe I can write a simple Doccler app if and when that happens.
Hard to say.
I finished writing this post on a tablet.
joe August 19, 2013 06:08PM
Very interesting Chad. Doccler is built to function as best it can in phone browsers. We do however plan on developing an API. if you are serious about building a windows app we might be able to sort something out just for you?
Chad August 19, 2013 09:08PM
Don't go out of your way, but I am interested. Keep in mind tho, that my coding skill is slightly beyond nil. That being said, MS did just release a sort of prefab toolkit aimed at getting casual developers enough horsepower to develop apps for gaps that they find within the Windows Phone store. My thought is that even though WP is a small ecosystem, it is growing, and getting eyeballs to Doccler any way you can would be beneficial. Releasing an API would let someone write an app not only for WPhone, but also for the tablet style Windows 8 app store. Frankly, the tablet app selection is even more lacking than the phone app selection, in my opinion. Let me look into MS' toolkit to see if I can make it go, and if I can, I'd love to give it a shot.
joe August 20, 2013 08:08AM
Well it's a great opportunity for a challenge. Here's what I suggest, design the app however you'd like it. You don't need the data from Doccler just yet. If it's good enough we can feed you an API just for your app. Up to you, could be the start of your Windows dev career. Not a bad skill to have in this day and age.