Anyone else find the app badges annoying?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jaseone, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. jaseone macrumors 65816

    jaseone

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    #1
    Without Apple's push service what exactly is the point of the application badges on apps that show things like the number of unread RSS Feed articles you have in Gazette/Byline? You need to open the app to update the badge so really what point does it serve except to distract you?
     
  2. ojstagg93 macrumors member

    ojstagg93

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    #3
    yep especially the rss which had like 2000 in the badge
     
  3. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    I think the badges are very useful... so far I only get it for mail and app store, and for the app store it's pointless because it doesn't update until you open the updates page like you mentioned, but for mail it's crazy useful.
     
  4. jaseone thread starter macrumors 65816

    jaseone

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    #5
    Mail is different as it does have push available so the badge icon updates without opening the app and hence is useful.
     

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