Updating apps on iphone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mtfield, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone gotten update notifications from the iphone itself? I have about 20ish apps and have never seen an update notification from the phone and i've gone and looked at the update section. Then i check on itunes and a bunch update... so i dont know what's going on... anyone else in this boat?
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Visit the App Store on your phone. At the bottom left, it can check for updates. Works kinda like Software Update in Mac OS. You've gotta check every now and then.
     
  3. macduke macrumors 603

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    Sometimes mine checks automatically. At least I think it does. Sometimes I'll go to my home screen and the App store has a little red circle (3) on the corner telling me I have updates. Very slick. They did a great job with that.

    Now if they can make these apps stable and provide multiple screenshots from the app information page on the iPhone itself, then I'll be even happier. Another neat option would be to do a trial, which would let you use the app for a short period of time and then either force you to buy it or delete it after the time runs out. The time could be set by the developer. For instance, a game app would have a pretty short time period so that people wouldn't just use it to play free games. Though a developer for a productivity app might let the user try it for a few days since it takes longer to review the usefulness.

    Also more ways to sort the apps would be nice too.
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    All excellent ideas. I just wish that could be done with console games. I dropped $50 on a Wii game that was 10 times worse than I ever thought it could be, yet I'm stuck with it. On the flipside, I bought a Wheel of Fortune game for Mac online because I had a 60-minute (in the game) trial to test it first. It didn't suck, so I bought it.
     
  5. macduke macrumors 603

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    May I ask what Wii game it was? I hope you didn't buy Alivin and the Chipmunks. I heard that was the worst game ever made.
     

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