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It would be terribly easy to create a windows 8 app, just add an iframe inside of it with the site content.
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killerrin wrote:

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.


I'm sorry, but it just isn't as easy as "compiling for ARM or for x86". If that were the case, people would be doing that already with WP apps.

The entire instruction set for an app has to be written with native code for the platform (Hence me bring this up in my previous post) and since Windows RT uses completely different native code and instruction sets than Windows 8, a lot more is involved in porting a program from between the two. Windows RT is just a scaled up version of Windows Phone. If Microsoft allowed it, you could actually run Windows Phone apps on a Surface Tablet running Windows RT, just like how Apple allows iPhone apps to run on an iPad.

Another option is to do what a lot of Android apps do. Android gets around the problem of native code by running apps in a VM, called Adobe Air. Lots of apps that are written on Windows without using any Android native code, can be ran on an Android device thanks to Adobe Air.

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rodack wrote:

It would be terribly easy to create a windows 8 app, just add an iframe inside of it with the site content.


But then what would be the point? Why not just use the browser? Or better yet, create a touch friendly version of the website.
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We've made requests for this too under the Windows Phone thread. I use as hell would love a WP, RT and Win8 versions to come out. I've actually been able to get CR to work decently through the browser on my Surface, but an optimized app would be awesome. Hope to see one by the end of the year.
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-Chris311- wrote:


rodack wrote:

It would be terribly easy to create a windows 8 app, just add an iframe inside of it with the site content.


But then what would be the point? Why not just use the browser? Or better yet, create a touch friendly version of the website.


Ask Windows as apps don't have a point either still some people would only use apps and forget the desktop
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rodack wrote:


-Chris311- wrote:


rodack wrote:

It would be terribly easy to create a windows 8 app, just add an iframe inside of it with the site content.


But then what would be the point? Why not just use the browser? Or better yet, create a touch friendly version of the website.


Ask Windows as apps don't have a point either still some people would only use apps and forget the desktop


There are apps that do serve a purpose.

How else would you play games, use a program like Office, or run a virus scanner? Those are all applications (IE, apps). Not everything can be done in a browser, however, if something can be done more easily in a browser, then why spend the extra effort in creating an app that isn't needed?

The purpose of the app store is so that Windows users have a one stop shop for downloading programs, instead of having to use a search engine like Google to find a program that they need to install. If you are looking for a free anti-virus program, instead of using Google to search for one and visiting dozens of websites before you finally decide what anti-virus program you want to try, you can go to one place (The Windows App Store) to search for anti-virus programs instead of a dozen websites.

You can still search for and install programs the old fashion way, but the Windows App Store just makes it easier for people who do not want to spend a lot of time searching for a specific application. The programs are still the same. Its not like an "app" is something completely different.
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That could be awesome!
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I would also love a Windows 8 app on my desktop
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-Chris311- wrote:


killerrin wrote:

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.


I'm sorry, but it just isn't as easy as "compiling for ARM or for x86". If that were the case, people would be doing that already with WP apps.

The entire instruction set for an app has to be written with native code for the platform
(Hence me bring this up in my previous post) and since Windows RT uses completely different native code and instruction sets than Windows 8, a lot more is involved in porting a program from between the two. Windows RT is just a scaled up version of Windows Phone. If Microsoft allowed it, you could actually run Windows Phone apps on a Surface Tablet running Windows RT, just like how Apple allows iPhone apps to run on an iPad.

Another option is to do what a lot of Android apps do. Android gets around the problem of native code by running apps in a VM, called Adobe Air. Lots of apps that are written on Windows without using any Android native code, can be ran on an Android device thanks to Adobe Air.



This is incorrect, with visual studio 2012 and the SDK you actually just compile for X86 and ARM, same code. The codebase is in fact 100% the same, not 99%.
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Please use the following thread for any more 'Hands up' on making a Windows 8 / RT app.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-692671/what-device-do-you-want-crunchyroll-on
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