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#PMChallenge [UPDATE #2.5 with INTERACTIVE DEMO] App Revert: Revert apps to a previous version

  1. Android450 Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    Android450, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Ah what kindness :p thank you
     

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  2. B_Wrath Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019


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  3. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    No, did I do something wrong? :eek:
     

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  5. B_Wrath Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    B_Wrath, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Weird. I didn't get any of the tags.:confused: Stumbled upon the update while browsing.
    And you are kind enough to add us as contributors:)
     

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  6. BeingIncog Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    BeingIncog, Feb 6, 2019 :
    you don't get notified if tagged after editing the post!!!
     

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  7. B_Wrath Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    B_Wrath, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Ah! I seem to keep forgetting things today:confused:
     

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  8. BeingIncog Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    BeingIncog, Feb 6, 2019 :
    #don'tgethighoncaffeine/coffee [​IMG]
     

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  9. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    So how can I notify everyone? Should I make a reply and tag them?
     

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  10. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    But c'mon of course I would! :D
     

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  11. B_Wrath Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    B_Wrath, Feb 6, 2019 :
    That works.
    But i guess everyone you already tagged has seen the update:)
     

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  12. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    True, I guess lol
     

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  13. B_Wrath Marshmallow Feb 6, 2019

    B_Wrath, Feb 6, 2019 :
    That's a very rare quality to find around here:)
     

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  14. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Hi everyone, as promised, I updated the post a while ago and tagged you all, but little did I know that tagging someone after editing a post does not notify them. So, even though most of you have probably seen this, I'll tag you all here again. If you've already seen this, sorry for the tagging!
    You can check out the updated post, the new info is at the bottom!
    @D1549431653421 , @GopalB. , @B_Wrath , @Dresa91 , @RamQ , @toastytoast1234 , @Moin2200 , @Chuck_James, @Android450
     

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  15. Dresa91 Android Q Feb 6, 2019

    Dresa91, Feb 6, 2019 :
    :)
     

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  16. GopalB. Nougat Feb 6, 2019

    GopalB., Feb 6, 2019 :
    I saw that...
    And it looks better than before...
     

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  17. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Oh, thanks, glad you like it!
     

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  18. YRJ Lollipop Feb 6, 2019

    YRJ, Feb 6, 2019 :
    I'll be honest to you......
    This is an amazing concept/idea!!
    Kudos! For an amazing presentation and explanation, very neat and detailed.
    But,Looking at the number of people who will actually use this feature, is the work that will be put in to implement this worth it?
     

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  19. laiosg Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

    laiosg, Feb 6, 2019 :
    Hi, thanks for your reply!
    I do believe that a great number of users could indeed use and benefit from such as a feature, because it will actually enable them to downgrade apps after updates they do not like. And although I will admit that at first it doesn't seem like may users will be using it, this is not the case. If you browse the Google Play Store you will see hundreds and hundreds of comments complaining about how developers shouldn't have updated this app and that app because now they're broken etc.
    Such a feature would be helpful for everyone: For those who know their way around apk files, it will simply make the process much quicker and much easier - And given that many users like to experiment with this kind of thing, App Revert could serve as the perfect way to restore "order" to your phone
    But also those who don't know what apk files are will benefit from this app, as it will enable them to do something no phone easily allows you to do: Downgrade apps.
    At least that's how I view it though...

    Thanks again for your contribution to the thread, I have taken the liberty of adding you to the contributor list!
     
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  20. YRJ Lollipop Feb 6, 2019

    YRJ, Feb 6, 2019 :
    As stated earlier, I do like this idea.
    Also, I do NOT disagree with the fact that it is beneficial!
    My say is that the target audience that will actually use this feature is relatively small.
    The number of apps that we use on a regular basis are less, but on the long run we use a lot of apps.
    App updates are pushed when there is a Major change or a bug fix.
    In either of the situations the developer want you to try something they have been working on for quite sometime. At times they give you an option 'upgrade if you wish' other times they just want you to move on completely, in the process they end up forcing an update on you by rendering the previous version as useless. It does not allow you to continue.

    If it's a popular app or something that is used regularly by a lot of people, the developers will do everything in their power to provide a fix asap, or FTW stop the rollout of the update.
    In either of the cases mentioned, it is ultimately the app devs that have an upper hand over what you will do.

    I said it, I say it again. Your idea is really good and something that is worth pondering on when compared to other threads.
    But I feel, that a developer will always wish for an amazing experience when his work is sold and will provide support or fixes asap.

    You can always find an old APK file on the internet should something go horribly wrong.
    Well that's just how I see it......

    Nevertheless, you did an amazing job and I will not take away any credit from the same.
    All the best, good job :)
     

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