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Registered: ‎04-15-2014

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

I registered to say that it sucks.

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Registered: ‎12-02-2013

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

I spoke to a UK Canon representative at a consumer show about this again a couple of weeks ago. It was after the Windows 8.1 mobile launch so hoped that there would at least be a hint of good news.

 

He may not speak for the whole of Canon, but quite clearly said (paraphrasing):

 

"As far as I know it is not planned, because Windows Phone users are switching to Android and iOS"

 

If he had just said "I don't know" or "I can't confirm it at the moment" then it would be understandable, but to also give a reason why it won't happen is not good news at all.

 

Canon - there is clearly demand for this, Windows 8.1 OS is more unified than Android so there are less phone models and manufacturers to test with, the fact that it's available in Windows but not Mobile is simply rediculous. It seems that you just can't be bothered and I'm wondering what the WIFI on my 6D is thinking it is supposed to be used for.......

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Registered: ‎08-04-2013

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

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   "As far as I know it is not planned, because Windows Phone users are switching to Android and iOS"

 

So if Canon isn't lying to themselves, they're just lying to their reps. I didn't know I was switching back. I've never been as happy with a phone - and I've had them all.

 

Canon can't be bothered obviously, and as I stated on my last post - they're going to get eaten by Sony and Nikon because they're just sitting around resting on laurels they don't have. They introduce WiFi, bring out a half-baked app for Android/iOS phones (and it is half-baked, make no mistake it's barely functional) and leave it there. Nothing for tablets (another no-brainer) and nothing for Windows Phone (a growing segment with younger people).

 

So, instead of getting growth from people jumping on the bandwagon with a Camera system that has fantastic working WiFi apps with all systems, they're going to sit and wait for Sony to beat them to the punch. Sony and Nikon will have WiFi in their next generation cameras that works with all tablets and phones - a great app with a gorgeous and intuitive interface.Canon will suddenly get all serious and  try to play catch-up. But, it will be too late. They can't even fix the one they've got for iOS and Android, so how are they going to even "port" a windows EOS utility?

 

I expect as much from the geniuses coming out of most business schools these days. I've seen enough in action. They've got the engineers, but not the smarts.

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Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

I just registered to say that this sucks! Smiley Sad

 

It's not about money (there must be one boss with too big balls, I say):

Visual Studio Express versions are FREE and available for Windows Phone development.

To publish to the Windows Store there is a $49 annual account fee. For the Windows Phone Store, it's a separate account that has a $99 annual fee.

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Registered: ‎04-27-2014

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

Whoa, lucky I checked this before my purchase. Since there is no app for my phone to support the remote features or the new wifi 70D features, the features are useless to me and thus has swayed me to purchase a Nikon. Thanks Canon for helping me with this difficult decision.

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Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

Been waiting for half a year for an update on this for my new DSLR purchase. Today, I made the switch to Nikon.

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Registered: ‎05-25-2014

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

Long time Windows Phone user and long time Canon user. Multiple SX models, a 5D Mark I, and coming in the mail as I type is my new 70D. It would be really nice if I had an app on my Windows Phone to remote control my new 70D when it gets here. Alas that may not be the case, but I hold out hope that it will be so in the near future.

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Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8


fraza wrote:

Been waiting for half a year for an update on this for my new DSLR purchase. Today, I made the switch to Nikon.


Like Nikon support windows phone Smiley Very Happy

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Registered: ‎11-23-2013

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

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hsbn wrote:

fraza wrote:

Been waiting for half a year for an update on this for my new DSLR purchase. Today, I made the switch to Nikon.


Like Nikon support windows phone Smiley Very Happy


 

Nikon might not support Windows Phone, but any feature involving EOS Remote Canon touts is essentially negated for a Windows Phone user.  Thus, if Canon feels EOS Remote offers some useful features in the connectivity department with certain cameras over Nikon, for Windows Phone owners they are not even a consideration.

 

You know what has a really good Windows Phone camera app?  The Lumia 1020 with 41MP camera, or the Lumia Icon with 20MP camera.  Canon is not exactly doing a stellar job of proving they can compete with cell phone cameras taking over the market by failing to release an app at all for the 3rd most popular cellular phone OS in the US, and 2nd most popular phone OS in India.

 

They also aren't doing those heavily invested in the system any favors either by their failure to provide even a basic Windows Phone and Windows 8 Touch app.

 

Given Canon's size, it is truly amazing they cannot find the money to develop for such a large amount of end users.  Obviously people care or this thread would not exist.

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Registered: ‎06-17-2014

Re: EOS Remote for Windows Phone 8

I just bought Canon 70D. And I would like to have this app for windows phone 8.

Please let us know if you have any change in the decision to make an app for Windows phone 8.

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