How does Windows 10 and Continuum Impact the need to for a seperate Windows App?

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Keith Larson | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 30 2015 6:39 AM

I just read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-continuum-for-phones,29017.html

Sounds like the idea OS for a Logos Library. If I am reading this correctly Windows 10 compliant programs will adjust to what ever device/screen/input they are connected to. If this is true, why is there a new for two Windows Logos programs?

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Virgil Buttram | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 30 2015 9:53 AM

As an IT veteran of 17 years, I can testify that there is a firm anti-Microsoft prejudice among much of the software developer community. I can only hope that this attitude is not present among Faithlife's software developers as I have no verified evidence either way.

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Russ White | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 28 2015 5:00 AM

Years of observation says that yes, there is a pro-MAC/anti-Windows bias at Faithlife... I wish it weren't true, but it definitely appears to be. This isn't uncommon in the engineering world, of course, even in network engineering (one of the founders of a large network engineering site just posted a comment or two saying "no-one who's serious uses a Windows machine," for instance). Of course, I find the irony of folks with "open source" stickers on their MACs rather humorous, as well as the constant insistence that the entire world is being eaten by software by a large group of folks who will only buy their music on iTunes and play it on Apple hardware... 

:-)

Russ

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John McWilliams | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 29 2015 6:28 AM

Continuum seems to be just a stepping stone or a demo of the really significant change which is Universal Apps.  I am not a programmer, so I can't speak to the strengths or limitations of UAs.  But assuming they provide a way forward as a fully featured platform, it seems to be a good next move for Logos.  L7 should be a UA.  Of course, its initial version would not match the feature set of L6, but over time it could grow to replace the old Win32 app. The future is smaller devices having various sized screens and being hooked to other various sized screens.  Microsoft is ahead of the curve here and has enabled a major feature all other OS providers will have to mimic.  You can see this in the criticism larger Android devices and the iPad Pro have recently received - apps have to be specifically developed for these larger platforms to take advantage of the screen real estate.

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