Google Play vs iOS App Store

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by eclipse01, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Don't get me wrong I love both my devices (Iphone/Nexus 7) but wow, IOS is so far behind when it comes to their app store vs the Play store.

    I don't just mean available apps because I know IOS has them beat on this. I mean layout and functionality.

    I mean you can't even sort reviews from newest first? This is my biggest pet peeve as it seems to me their is no sense of sorting on how reviews for apps occur.
     
  2. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I always sort from newest to oldest reviews in the iOS app store. Sounds like user error.
     

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  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    how do you pull that screen up?
     
  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Tap on the text that says Most Helpful. All those links in blue are things you can tap on to get options.
     
  5. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't have that tab, is it different on an iphone?

    All I have is write a review, and app support
     
  6. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Looks like it's not allowed on the phone app.

    I checked the play store on my Nexus 4 and also did not have the option to sort by newest first. I wonder why Google and Apple don't have this on the phone apps.
     
  7. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    In the Play store tap all Reviews and you can sort most helpful first,newest first or highest rating first. On my Moto G anyway.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It has worked like that on every android phone I have owned.
     
  9. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Sounds like user error. :p
     

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  10. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So only Apple doesn't allow it on their phones, that is so weird!
     
  11. mib1800 macrumors 68000

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    Play:
    You can install app from the browser.

    You can add multiple accounts.
     
  12. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    This is an issue I am finding with iPad vs iPhone. If you own an iPad, you can't get Passbook. It would appear that iOS is becoming more disjointed as additional devices are added.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Why would you want passbook on an iPad? It is mostly for payments at retail outlets.
     
  14. walie macrumors 6502a

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    People take pictures with their iPads, they'll use their iPads for anything.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Very true haha, but that is the reason it is not on the iPad.
     
  16. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I have the Mini. If I want to browse the internet/apps to look for coupons to add to Passbook, I can't on the Mini. If I want to take my Mini with me on a trip to a far distant land, I can't utilize my Mini for ticket information. I have Google Now and Google Wallet, but if I want to encapsulate everything on to passbook and use it later on an iPhone, apparently I am prevented from doing that. That word, "fragmentation" seems to be creeping up on Apple.

    There is more to passbook than payments dontcha ya know. ;)
     
  17. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I was thinking about this a few weeks ago. I prefer apple's app selection, but I prefer the play store's functionality. On the iPhone I can't even sort reviews beyond all versions or latest version. App makers can't post videos of the app on the app download page. You can't even see which device people are using. For example if someone says an app crashes, you want to know which device they're using it from. Some people state their device, some don't. If it's a universal app, i want to be able to see reviews from iPad users, or even just iPad air users.
     
  18. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    I have both Google Play and ITunes.. ITunes has more of my type of music, and Google play has some albums I like.
     
  19. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

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    Google play vs IOS app store


    Wondering the same thing. I would much prefer to sort by most recent on the iPhone.
     
  20. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I'd love to see someone use their iPad to board an airplane or to pay for their latte at Starbucks. :p

    Passbook on an iPad just doesn't make sense and would be ridiculous.
     
  21. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, because I've never seen anyone on an iPad at the gate while waiting to board a flight :rolleyes:
     
  22. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I like that google play shows a list of what every app uses. *shrug*
     
  23. cynics macrumors G3

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    I find the play store a little easier to browse. I pretty much have every app I need but sometimes I like to just look around and see if something else would benefit/interest me. On my iPhone that's not quite as easy.

    I hate that it doesn't show me the newest reviews first. Not that big of a deal I guess just annoying.
     
  24. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    So, you are basically saying you prefer iPads and iPhones to be fragmented? As in iPads get certain apps and iPhones get certain apps. And I suppose you are in favor of paying for the same app twice as well? Pay once for iPhone and if you want it on the iPad, pay again? Whether something is ridiculous or not (like taking pictures with a full size iPad!) should be up to the individual. Just because I have a 7.9" iPad Mini means I can't have Passbook? Really? That makes sense to you?
     
  25. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Makes perfect sense, plus what universe do you pay twice for the same apps??
     

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