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Hi, I was just wondering if we will get a windows 8 Crunchy app.
Thank you!
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I agree. I'm all about getting a Metro Crunchyroll app.

The sooner the better!!!
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We've definitely had requests.
I'll pass your suggestions along to development as well!
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Given that CR appears not to load any videos on Windows RT, I'd definitely love to see an app come out.
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What the new desktop OS can't play videos off this website?
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Posted 10/27/12 , edited 10/27/12
Most sites, including CR, are already being developed for tablets. So I don't see the advantage of the app. They would do better switching over to HTML5 for tablets for smoother playback. Only issue is HTML5 is still a bugger with full screen since it only works properly on Chrome and maybe IE10 now.

@kraemder, Win8 RT still is a bit sluggish with flash. But it may just be due to hardware issues. The non-RT version should work just fine.
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Looks like after forcing a Flash update CR appears to be functioning again, albeit slowly.
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Posted 10/28/12 , edited 10/28/12
I think there is some confusion with the different flavors of Windows.

Windows 8 (Including the Pro version) are full blown Windows operating systems. Windows 8 is replacing Windows 7. There is no need to create an app for Windows 8 because you would use the website, just like you currently do in Windows 7, Vista, and XP.

Windows RT (No such thing as Windows 8 RT, although many sites are incorrectly reporting it as so) is NOT a full blown version of the desktop Windows 8 operating system, it is a mobile operating system like iOS and Android. Windows RT is the same thing as Windows Phone 8, but with the ability to support the larger screens on Surface Tablets. Windows RT is also known as Surface RT.

Windows Phone 8 is the mobile operating system used on Windows Phones. It competes with iOS, Android, and Blackberry and is what Windows RT is based off of.


So the question should be "Can CR create an app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT?"
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Posted 10/28/12 , edited 10/28/12

westnyorai wrote:

Most sites, including CR, are already being developed for tablets. So I don't see the advantage of the app. They would do better switching over to HTML5 for tablets for smoother playback. Only issue is HTML5 is still a bugger with full screen since it only works properly on Chrome and maybe IE10 now.

@kraemder, Win8 RT still is a bit sluggish with flash. But it may just be due to hardware issues. The non-RT version should work just fine.


AFAIK, HTML 5 still does not support any kind of copy protection.

HTML 5 needs to mature a little bit more before many sites can implement it. I know that Netflix is also waiting for HTML 5 to incorporate some sort of standardized DRM protection so that they can ditch Silverlight.
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Thanks for letting me know the Surface RT sucks for Flash. Perhaps they'll fix it but with mobile Flash not even being supported by Adobe, probably not a bet for the long run. Silverlight is also dead. HTML5 is the future but not ready yet I guess.

Luckily my Playbook has excellent Flash support and the Android app runs too... not much else is available however.
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Pushing a Windows Store app (compatible with x86, x64 and ARM) would be a good idea as the prospective user base of the Windows Store is pretty big. Even if we go by Windows Vista adoption rates, there would be 50 to 100 million users accessing Windows Store for apps over the next 2 years, that is in the same league of iOS and Android. Of course, the actual adoption rate will be much higher.

In addition, Windows 8/RT (and Windows Phone 8) support native coding, that may help achieve some commonality between the iOS, Android and Windows apps. I am seeing the entry of a lot more official apps in the Windows Store over the first 2-3 days than I did with Windows Phone over the first 2-3 months.
Posted 10/30/12 , edited 10/30/12
be epic if one comes out ill buy new membership if one dues gives me a reason 2
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bilzkh wrote:

Pushing a Windows Store app (compatible with x86, x64 and ARM) would be a good idea as the prospective user base of the Windows Store is pretty big. Even if we go by Windows Vista adoption rates, there would be 50 to 100 million users accessing Windows Store for apps over the next 2 years, that is in the same league of iOS and Android. Of course, the actual adoption rate will be much higher.

In addition, Windows 8/RT (and Windows Phone 8) support native coding, that may help achieve some commonality between the iOS, Android and Windows apps. I am seeing the entry of a lot more official apps in the Windows Store over the first 2-3 days than I did with Windows Phone over the first 2-3 months.


What do you mean by native coding? Native Code is the opposite of multi-platform compatibility, it can only run on one type of platform unless it has the help of VM.

CR also wouldn't need to make an x64 app as 32bit apps work just fine on a 64bit Windows installation. And even then, an x86 app isn't necessary either since people with Windows 8 would use the website, just like they do with Windows XP, Vista, and 7. It would be much easier for them to just create a touch screen friendly website layout that Windows 8 users can switch too if they are going to be using a touchscreen.

CR already has a Windows Phone app, so they would just update that for WP8. So really, the only app CR needs to create is one for Windows RT, which should be easy enough as they already have the Windows Phone app as a foundation to work from.

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Windows RT (Tablet) app support is likely as app stores are the central focus on mobile devices.

Windows 8 desktop/laptop app support is something that is being thought about since no one's really sure if it will be worth it. HTML5 will likely make an app pointless for our purposes since we could provide the same experience in an HTML5 page. But it always depends on where the users are. If enough Windows 8 users love/use the Windows Store and would use our service through an app, we'll be there.
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Bjaker wrote:

We've definitely had requests.
I'll pass your suggestions along to development as well!

Well, Netflix made an App for movies, and that's vastly better than using a browser for that. Its much easier to have an app connected to my Microsoft account so I never have to be worried about logging in if my history clears itself. I hope they end up making one for the Windows Store ^-^


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bilzkh wrote:

Pushing a Windows Store app (compatible with x86, x64 and ARM) would be a good idea as the prospective user base of the Windows Store is pretty big. Even if we go by Windows Vista adoption rates, there would be 50 to 100 million users accessing Windows Store for apps over the next 2 years, that is in the same league of iOS and Android. Of course, the actual adoption rate will be much higher.

In addition, Windows 8/RT (and Windows Phone 8) support native coding, that may help achieve some commonality between the iOS, Android and Windows apps. I am seeing the entry of a lot more official apps in the Windows Store over the first 2-3 days than I did with Windows Phone over the first 2-3 months.


What do you mean by native coding? Native Code is the opposite of multi-platform compatibility, it can only run on one type of platform unless it has the help of VM.

CR also wouldn't need to make an x64 app as 32bit apps work just fine on a 64bit Windows installation. And even then, an x86 app isn't necessary either since people with Windows 8 would use the website, just like they do with Windows XP, Vista, and 7. It would be much easier for them to just create a touch screen friendly website layout that Windows 8 users can switch too if they are going to be using a touchscreen.

CR already has a Windows Phone app, so they would just update that for WP8. So really, the only app CR needs to create is one for Windows RT, which should be easy enough as they already have the Windows Phone app as a foundation to work from.


Actually, if CR made an app for Windows RT or Windows 8, pretty much 99% of the codebase is the same with the main differences being the touch controls (which would most likely be inside of the W8/RT Version by default also) and just simply compiling it to ARM instead of X86 or X64.
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