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Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

This might be a stupid question, but if I want to write applications as an independent developer for profit, should I develop UWP apps or standard desktop apps (Win32/.NET)? Which kind of apps are more popular?
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Re: Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:05 AM

Good question - what do your unknown target audience prefer?

Of course you haven't come back to any of your threads you sprinkle around so I am curious what that's all about..
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Re: Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 27 June 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

Good question - what do your unknown target audience prefer?

Of course you haven't come back to any of your threads you sprinkle around so I am curious what that's all about..


Well, my question is which audience is bigger.

I always come back to the threads I post to see the replies but I often have nothing else to say. But I am thankful for all the insight I get from those who reply.
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Re: Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

MS is pushing for Universal Windows Platform, but that doesn't mean your target audience is on it yet. Plenty of reasons why it wouldn't be. So, again, it's sort of up to your target audience which we don't know about yet.
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Re: Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

I think the target audience might depend on what kind of application I was building, but so far I haven't thought of an idea. (Which is another problem.)
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Re: Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:55 AM

Then I think you are putting the cart before the horse. Get an idea first then you have a better way to estimate which (or both) options you want to go. :^:
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Re: Which is more popular in Windows? UWP Apps or Desktop Apps?

Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:26 PM

Neither. Its 2017 for Pete's sake. The largest growing market share is mobile apps. Everything is done on your phone or tablet these days. Use yourself as an example. I'd bet money you use Facebook on your phone more than on your PC. You deposit checks with your phone app and a photo rather than drive to the bank and deposit, right? BILLIONS of dollars annual through on-line shopping on phones. Etc.
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