I was interested in these app things
So I looked at the top 50 apps downloaded for a popular OS, Android and noted whether the app was available for WP.
Many of those that are not are games that, presumably are the current thing, for me, meaningless although knock-offs or originals are often available.
There is no way I would have the lower battery life, lower upgrade support and lower security for what appears to be a barely better, possibly worse app experience.
Some apps appear to be trying to mak ethe phone work better, recover performance etc. I have had WP for several years and don't see a performance reduction. I certainly don't need virus tools like AVG etc.
Of course, the list doesn't include the fact that apps like Nokia MixRadio, HERE maps and Photosynth etc. make using WP better than Android/Google with its apparent necessity to have a data connection to even work for maps and driving directions - especially when travelling abroad. Add to that Nokia Glance for easy status without turning on the phone and the whole experience is slicker.
And, obviously, I wouldn't have the Nokia camera and more durable physical device either.
Still, if it is all about the app numbers despite the crappy power use, suit yourself.
Facebook - available, original
LINE, available, original
Viber, available, original
WhatsApp Messenger, available, original
Instagram, available, original, although beta
WeChat, available, original
Kik, available, original
Voice changer calling, not available
Candy Crush Saga, only similar available
Tube Mate Free, similar apps abound
Secret - Speak Freely, similar apps available but presumable this is a community?
Subway surfers, available, original
Pou, similar apps available
My Talking Tom, similar apps available
Jetpack Joyride, available, original
Ignore No More, remote lock available, baked in, no app required
Google Play services, er, no
Facetune, available, original
Yahoo, built-in, also several apps
Twoo - available, original
Teen Patti Gold ♠ Indian Poker, available, not original
Glide - Video Texting, not available except in apps like whatsapp
Facebook Messenger, available, original
Violetta Music Adventure, some violetta games, not original
Temple Run 2, available, original
8tracks radio, similar available. Also Nokia MixRadio, free streaming, local storage, play me etc.
WhatsDog. WhatsApp's watchdog - Horrible app, not available
MTK Engineering Mode - special app for specific devices
VIDEO MP3 Convert, similar video downloaders, mp3 extractor/converters
Trivia Crack, another trivia game, many available, word games like Wordament, Snap Attack, the list is endless.
Cartel De Santa, available, not original
Clean Master Phone Boost, Some performance app, jesus, just like windows XP
ES File Explorer File Manager, still not really a file-based system although they may add something to the OS to deal with files I read
Waze, available, original
Pic Collage, tons of these
Boom Beach, some expensive version available, not original
MX Player, apparently plays videos
LIC (for agents), available, original
Apna Neemuch, not available
Ronaldinho Super Dash, not available
Head Soccer, not available
Mobileuncle MTK Tools, special app
MiniDiary, a diary, similar apps available
Alavani - Marathi Horror Story, not available
AllShare Player, DNLA available via Nokia app, works with Allshare
S Health, Samsung app, needs gear, fit thing?
Mods for PE2, minecraft thing, not available
My Virtual Girlfriend Free, hmm, ok, similar apps seem to be available