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Apps That Frequently Update

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by hookbill, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. hookbill
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    Does anybody else feel uncomfortable about this? I have a couple of apps that seem to update nearly every other day. I keep thinking, "What's with the developer, they can't get it right?"

    Two that come to mind is handcent and twidroid. I dumped handcent this morning and I'm keeping twidroid because I can't find a better twitter app. It still bugs me though.
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    Would you prefer to have buggy software? (rhetorical question)
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    I understand that. But why update every other day? I mean get it right the third or fourth time.

    Hey I'm all for bug free software, but obviously if they update this often then something is wrong with what they are releasing.
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    While I do understand that constant updates can be quite annoying, I would much rather have constant updates then no updates at all. Call me weird, but I actually get a little bit excited when I see one of my apps has an update available. By no means do I feel "uncomfortable" with new features and improvements to applications on my phone. If the result is a better product then before, then I am all for it!
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    Try out Seesmic for Twitter. I hardly ever use Twitter so it may not have what you need, but it works fine for me.
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    +1...Especially if it's FREE!

    I thought for sure this post was going to be something like "How can I have my apps update automatically?"
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    Use twhirl on my mac by Seesmic so I did give it a whirl on Twitter. Didn't float my boat but thanks for the suggestion.
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    Updates or not, I wouldn't dump Handcent. It is by far the best texting app out there.
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    once every week or every 2 weeks is fine - every day is not cool!
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    Exacurry. There is no SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).

    They are doing it like develop, then release.
    It should be gather requirements.
    Create tech plan
    Create skeleton
    develop
    TEST
    Release

    Or at the very least, write unit tests for the code they are writing to ensure that when they fix a "bug" that it doesn't break something else. This is under the assumption that the unit tests are written well....................cuzz you can make them do anything you want and pass under any condition, lolz
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    guess you'll complain when 2.1 comes out? we did just update after all :)
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    I don't care how many updates come out, as long as they 'progress'. :)
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    If an update comes out every day, you don't have to install the updates every day. If you only want to update once a week, just do it once a week. Problem solved.
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    many app developers for the marketplace aren't immersed in professional development have no idea about project life cycles. most of it is trial and error and you're the guinea pig.

    you have the option to ignore application updates. just don't update them. put it in your head to only update those applications once a month, or wait until the comments start rolling in to see if anything changes afterwards.
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    Nope, that's not an update that comes every other day.;)
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    I guess you're right. I'm just wired to update when an update comes in, it doesn't occur to me to ignore the update.

    After all, what do I expect for free?
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    I update each day, whatever is available. Coming from BB, as long as they don't 'break' their app, they can update all they want :). Having things progress with each update is still a treat for me :)
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    I update every chance I can too, but meebo should have been an example of what can happen to an app when they break it.
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    I'm with the OP on this. I feel like way to many apps are being updated way to often. Does it worry me? No. But it does make me question the developers ability.
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    I do not mind being part of the development cycle one bit. I've been using Xscope Browser for a while now and the developer asked if we wanted frequent updates for minor issues or wait and less frequent larger updates. I think almost all users expressed the desire to have frequent updates. I think it's been cool to watch this program and others grow in function and appearance and a lot of it was based on our feedback. Kind of makes me feel more a part of the Droid experience.
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