Have you ever installed an App update only to find it's now "broken" in some way. Either crashing or running poorly, or some feature is changed or removed to make it worse than before?
an Solitaire app I had it updated and it would play these car video before the game played and you couldn't turn it off. If you did, the app crashed. I got bored with it and downloaded another one. I deleted the other one.
I just revert back if I don't like it. I actually have two apps that I've decided to never update.
On what platform? Not so easy to revert an app on iOS. You need to backup your device beforehand then do a full restore if the update sucks for some reason.
My previously favorite grocery list app did an update that made it just awful. They removed valuable features. They eventually added most of them back, but by then I had moved on to another one & it was too annoying to switch back (because of custom
items I'd added to the 2nd app). I couldn't even find 1st app the last time I looked, so I think they basically killed themselves. Too bad; it was better than the one I use now.
I had used the free version of a simple card game app for *years.* I
play only one game, so it wasn't worth going for the paid version. They recently did an "update" that added *very* obnoxious ads, including a video ad after *every* game. I tried other apps, but eventually gave in & paid for the ad-free version.
If the game or app doesn't require Internet access, then turn on plane mode and often the ads and videos can't load.
Don't forget iVote! :)
fredd - that's such a good tip; I feel stupid for not thinking of it myself. Thanks!
kermie - Oh geez yeah... First it was ruined by neglect; then by truly bad updates (my perspective, anyway).
I love. LIFE. With the new upgrade it's not working right.
What is that?
It was from life magazine. It has a lot of pictures from the history of the magazine very interesting to look at.
Oh that sounds cool. I used to use the Time magazine app but it stopped working too :/
It stopped working one time then worked again so I think it may work again in the future
Yep. That's never fun.
Happens often. The weather channel is an example. They put a lot of features in that made it impossible to run, I uninstalled it.
This happens too often IMHO. Nowadays unless there is some great new feature offered, I don't bother. Especially when the version description simply says "Bug fixes", all too often that's just covering a change for the worse.
Successful game level now pays half compared to before to encourage in-app upgrades.
New banner ads! Woohoo!
Previously free feature becomes upgrade-only.
And my fav, now you MUST use a Facebook login only! Get stuffed!
Actually, I think it serves another purpose. People who want to buy/download an app want to know that it's supported. If you have a program with a "last updated" of a year ago, you're less likely to think the company is paying attention.
But yeah, I've had some games like that. Ugh, Playdom! I'm glad you failed!
I'd love a rollback feature. I know there are good reasons against it but I'd still rather have more control. Backing up and restoring when an update goes wrong is tedious at best.
I basically hate Facebook logins, although I'll do it for an app I love & already trust not to post anything on FB or annoy my "friends" there - like Fitbit; they have earned my trust. Another app switched to FB login recently, & users raised such a
bug stink that the developer wrote heart-rending messages about how it was just too time-consuming to do it without connecting to *something* like FB because she's doing it all alone... That gave me a little better perspective & made me a tiny bit
sympathetic. But I still don't like that trend. Wish there was a better, simpler way.