7 petitions

Update posted 11 months ago

Petition to Google, Inc, Microsoft, Sundar Pichai, Peter Barron

UWP Google Apps for Windows 10

Okay, I'm not really sure what I can say to convince Google to make apps for Windows 10. But I felt the need to do something and even if this goes no where at least I can say that I tried because that's what's important. When mentioning "Windows" here I mean Windows Phone. I have loved Windows Phone from the first time I saw the Nokia Lumia 610. From the colour to unique UI, I instantly felt that this was the OS for me. Unfortunately the lack of apps was always a problem for me especially because I am a teenager and you have to always have the latest app or game! I didn't understand why there were no Google apps on my phone apart from the standard search app which hasn't been updated at all (it still uses the old blue and white Google logo). I assumed it was the competition and feud between Microsoft and Google at the time which was probably true since Google did disable Microsoft's YouTube app from the Windows Store. I wondered why Google built apps for Apple but not Microsoft. Does Apple have a special agreement with Google, if so why can't Microsoft have the same agreement? Microsoft builds apps for the Google Play Store including their office apps and often times their garage apps are released on Android and not Windows Phone which is peculiar. Now I have pretty much settled with the reason why Google won't release their full suite of apps on the Windows Platform is because they're worried about the potential competition. It could also be the small market share that Windows Phone has but then I just go back to the point of Microsoft's YouTube app. Perhaps two Operating Systems to compete against is too much for Google but I just feel that that's not Google’s philosophy. Now I don't know a lot about Google's philosophy but for some reason I just don't feel that what Google is doing to the Windows Phone platform isn't what I know them for. I know Google for being everywhere. Searching the content of the Internet comfortably no matter where you are and what device you own. Connecting all their users together in a unified experience in their many services. It just doesn't seem right that they don't want to connect their users on the Windows Platform and give them the same experience that Android and iOS users have been enjoying for many years now, not even in terms of business. On Google’s History page, they state that Sergey Brin's and Larry Page's mission was to "organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". Does not even making a decent Google search app on Windows sound "universally accessible and useful" to you? I like to think of the Windows Phone store as a rolling snowball, The Snowball Effect. It was rolling and rolling but now it has hit a tree and stopped rolling. That tree as you can probably guess is Google. In my opinion, Google has stopped the Windows Store from growing, which has stopped the platform from growing and that's sad to see. If Google were to release their full suite of apps other companies will start developing their apps for Windows like Snapchat. I think the Windows Store deserves Google Apps because of what Microsoft has done for Google. Despite the long lasting company feud which I recall being settled a few years ago (when I heard this news I was very excited for Windows Phone but was obviously soon just as disappointed as I was before), Microsoft have given Google access to their the majority of their OS and services. Sometimes when I would get so frustrated at Google and what I call their bullying, I would imagine how Google would feel if suddenly Microsoft pulled all their apps out of the Google Play Store and disabled Chrome on Windows. Yeah, that would be crazy but that's EXACTLY what Google have been doing with Windows 10 Mobile. It's not as if Google will have to make their Windows 10 apps from scratch either since they can use the various programmes to change an app from iOS to Windows and obviously Google have the time and money to make the apps anyway. So really, there's no reason for Google to not make apps unless there's some weird business relationship between Microsoft and Google. I really hope this isn't the case. If the reason is potential competition, to be honest I don't think the 0.3% smartphone market share that Windows Phone has will be catching up to Android any time soon. And you never know, competition from a another customisable (but not as customisable as Android) OS might be great for Google. It might encourage them to do more with their OS. Also won't Google’s versions of Office apps, part of G Suite, make complete sense to be on the OS Microsoft Office was built on? I mean it's like literally putting some of your best products in your competition's shop for practically nothing. And if you're wondering why I suggest UWP apps, it's because that way Google will have their apps on desktop too, which will make it available for Windows 10S. It will also mean that if Microsoft start implementing CShell into their phones Google apps won't need to be changed. Finally, they will also work for Continuum. It might not be all Google’s fault that their apps aren't available on the Windows Store. Perhaps Microsoft had some terms and conditions Google didn't like which made the offer not promising enough. From what I've read Microsoft has tried to encourage Google to make apps for Windows. I'm not sure what that encouragement involved. So I guess this petition is a consumer to business encouragement with no hidden conditions rather than a business to business one. Here is the entire proposal: Please make Google apps for Windows and we will give you our love and tweet you nice things like cats slowly sliding an Amazon Echo over an edge. If we win, Google releases their G Suite applications and a new Google Search app. The apps will be updated for as long as Windows exists and full customer support will be provided. If we lose, Google doesn't have to release any Google apps for the Windows Store but still can if they want to. I suggest that Google should at least update the Google search app no matter what the outcome as well as make a moving to Android app for Windows users who want to move to Android. So if you've read this far, I assume that you would also like Google's suite of apps on Windows 10 or maybe you were wondering why there isn't Google apps already. Maybe you're even part of the 8,000 people (including me) who signed that petition a few years back that unfortunately went no where. But this time I have a good feeling about this one. Whether you're a Windows Phone fan, iOS fan, Android fan, work with Google or Microsoft, etc. I would really appreciate if you would put your fandom or rival company behind you for 2 minutes and sign this much needed and delayed petition. The only people that can make this happen is the nice peeps at Google, we the consumers and the nice peeps at Microsoft. This is a petition for not only Google to make UWP apps for Windows 10 but also for fairness and an opportunity for two great companies to work together. I think the hashtag for this petition should be #Microogle. No matter what OS you use please share this petition. If you have a website, YouTube channel, podcast etc. please spread the word. Thank you for your time and effort. P.S Windows Phone is not DEAD. Microsoft know what they're doing. If you do think it's time has passed now is your chance to revive a great OS and even better community.

Microogle Petition
31 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to 4J Studios, Microsoft, Mojang, Minecraft, Minecraft Xbox, Minecraft PS4

Give Minecraft Console (Xbox One & PS4) Servers of a least 50+ players.

Give Minecraft Console a brand new feel! With 50+ player servers! With Minecraft Console being out for over 5 Years, there has been very little changes to the game. Obviously we have received mini games and 1 or 2 updates per year, but nothing major, but that’s not the point am not asking for more updates, am asking for server not “10 player realms”, servers! With Minecraft been acquired by Microsoft you would think changes to the console versions, but hardly anything has happened within the console side. YouTubers like myself have been speculating bigger multiplayer for over 5 years along with the ideas of Map sharing, Mods and custom skin creator, however these other points are not my focus. With 4J Studios announcing that bigger multiplayer would come out at E3 2013 we are now almost at E3 2017 and no changes have been made, apart from bigger multiplayer in mini games which the player population is low as seen with the recent Glide map add-ons. I as a long-time community player of Minecraft Console would like to hopefully pass on this petition to 4J Studios and anyone above 4J Studios I.e. Microsoft. I would like you as a business and game developers of Minecraft console to highly consider the idea of adding a brand new element to the multiplayer with server format. Allowing player to rent servers of different player limits, meaning many different types of maps will be created for servers. Previously, you have been asked about “realms” and say there are limitation with the consoles and restricting yourself to the lowest dominator console capabilities. However, I and many others believe that not to be true. With games like Total Miner an indie Xbox 360 title very similar to Minecraft console, allowing for 24 players to all play in one world at a time, which was on Xbox 360 we are talking about server for Xbox One, a console with much more power. Other game titles like Ark Survival Evolved have official servers which can hold up to 100 players at once open 24/7. Players can also purchase another console to host their own private server allowing 50+ players. I and many other Minecraft community players would love to see change within the community by having that freedom of server choice each day or the option to even attempt to create your own servers. I do not program video games, but from a consumer point of view I do not see much work done within the game devolvement, obviously it takes time to fix bugs, but on many occasions bug fixes are released, which just end up bringing back older bugs. When reading change logs there are very little points noted for what exactly has changed, leaving many consumers confused to whatever or not this is a content or bug fix update. I would like this petition to be passed forward to a higher member of the company in which has the say over development of Minecraft Console and really consider, is the team of developers really capable of producing what should be possible on consoles? (Servers). If this requires more employees or a new development team for servers, whatever it may be please make it happen. I cannot stress enough; map sharing is an awesome idea. But please bring out servers first so the amazing maps can be run by their original creators. A lot of you may think there would have to be more programing involved for servers, for example Hunger games and Hide and Seek maps. However, I mean maps like challenge maps, massive ongoing PVP maps, adventure maps and so on. To allow for The Hunger Games and other games, you could add a reset your server map option. There are many features which could be added alongside server but that isn’t up to us. As one Youtuber said, left Unnamed, “I personally, am not hating on 4j, but in the space of time they have had. We have had about 4-5 major updates that have caused community satisfaction. I want servers to be a thing on Minecraft Console so badly and to be structured in the way everyone wants it.” Finally, my last concern is the rumoured windows 10 version Minecraft port for the Xbox One Scorpio, if this happens to be a true rumour, this could cause be great confusion from a consumer point of view on which version of Minecraft to play and purchase. Obviously this would allow for realms on console but that is not what we are aiming to get with this petition we do not want 10 player realms or 16 player realms we need servers of 50+ players. From a business stand point allowing people to rent and produce servers would double the current player population of Minecraft Console. I hope you understand what I and many others are trying to get at, feel free to see the video about this server petition on my YouTube channel –postboxpat Thanks,Patrick

Patrick - postboxpat
1,516 supporters