We've all heard the WP8 app complaint, but for me these 5 are holding it back.
We all know the big complaint, the app situation in windows phone is stalling Microsoft's success, but for me, I have 5 apps that are holding back windows phone 8, and they are reasons I own a nexus 7. None of them are productivity, but they really are the apps I go to when using my device. Without these few, It's hard using a windows phone as my sole entertainment/connectivity platform. Here are the missing apps I have a problem with, Microsoft, throw money at:
Soundcloud: I make some hobby music and throw up tracks to the site, and sounddrivin on windows phone does not do it for me. It may sound weird, but I stopped using a dedicated music app or service, I listen to everything directly from the artists on sound cloud, there's more stuff on there than I thought this time last year, and it has completely replaced Zune and google music. Microsoft having an official soundcloud app that streams music faster than sounddrivin would be fantastic.
Chrome: We all know since Google has stopped pulling punches with windows phone, that this might never happen, but using chrome as my main browser and syncing bookmarks across devices would be a really nice addition.
Steam: It's my main chat client, biggest reason I'd want it on windows phone.
Official Twitch.tv streamer: Jviewer is good on windows phone, but I'd like either a better third party justin tv viewer that keeps your favorite channels, or an official, clean twitch app.
Youtube: Again, might not happen, at least before Windows phone 9, but it's still an important app, and the mobile site is laggy, poorly designed, and missing a lot of playlist features. Metrotube is good, but the interface can be much better, main reason I avoid it.
Are any of these going to be addressed soon? Do you think this is a valid list to be concerned about? Also, one last question, does Internet explorer have bookmark syncing? If so, I might just switch browsers.