Crap Apps

People install apps, they don’t work, the people uninstall them.

Many times, I install and uninstall an app because it doesn’t do what I want it to do. I leave a review, largely to tell myself in the future that I’ve already tried this app, and what I thought of it.

Many times, the developer will reply to your review. Usually, it is the same cut-and-paste reply for every review.

By the time I, and I presume other users, see the google notification of the reply, the app is long gone, forgotten history. Like the devoloper cares.

First off, you get a “do not reply” email, If the devoloper cared, they could email me, not paste the same reply on every unfavorable review. C’mon pal, your app has a rating of 3.1, fix it. I’m not fixing it for you.

So it becomes apparent, the devoloper wants me to re-install their app that did not work. Initiate an email conversation with them, (because they were too lazy to email me in the first place). And then, back and forth with some receptionist or someone who doesn’t speak the same language as me, until I’m blue in the face.

I’ve done it before, and I won’t do it again.

There are some great apps and great developers. One app, years ago, “wasn’t available in my country”. I emailed the devoloper, he emailed the apk file, and to this day, he emails me every upgrade. And it’s to me, not some bulk email. And I reply, every time, usually it’s just “Thank you!”, but I reply.

That’s my rant for today. Here it’s still cloudy, but not raining. Yesterday, aroun lunchtime, a hole appeared in the clouds, and I went to the beach. Then it got cloudy again. This morning, I woke up at 3AM, went outside and it was perfectly clear, not a cloud. Woke up again at 5, totally cloudy. Got my run and swim in though. The sea and swimming pools are all cold again from all this rain.

And now, my yard needs mowing again. Bah humbug.

Have a great day!