App World notifications have GOT to improve!
Yesterday, Michelle posted on crackberry.com that Evernote for phones had been updated. Good news, I thought. I'll grab it when my App World shows the update.
I reboot my phone every night, and about 75% of the time, this is enough for the upgrade notification to come through. Rest of the time, I get no notifications (including today.) So I went to App World to do the Alt-R-S-T routine. And then that takes 3 minutes to re-build my app list. Then I find out that that besides Evernote, there are FOUR other updates I wasn't notified about.
What's going on?? In the past, I've heard it's got something to do with updates hitting carrier servers/different countries at different times, etc. but I realllly doubt that five of my apps (including relatively big name BB apps--FileScout, Weather Plus) released updates all within that "small" window of uncertainty, whatever the reason for it. FWIW, I have around 30 apps installed, and not all of them were installed via App World. The five in question were.
I read somewhere (most likely CB.com ) that App World is being redesigned for BB10. I really hope the team in charge addresses this updates issue. You have the best damn push system available, use it properly. As much as I love these forums and CB.com, I'd rather find out about updates through my phone.
- CrackBerry Addict
05-15-2012, 03:59 PM #2
- 562 Posts
AMEN! I went through the exact same thing with my bb last week. Notifications were not pushed to my phone after everyone else had the updates already, then all of a sudden 3 of them popped up. I couldn't agree with you more. Loading times with app world are still horrendous and need a lot of work too I feel.
- 05-15-2012, 04:02 PM #3
Wow..Thanks OP...I was waiting for my notifications to come, I had Alt-R-S-T a few times with reboot with no prompts, then I decided to go into my world and lo and behold 8 updates!
How is it possible that RIM has best in class device/application management with BES/Mobile Fusion and AppWorld does not manage or push anything properly?
- 05-15-2012, 05:08 PM #4
That is because you are all crackberry forum members. The problem is that you will hear about looooooooong before the update or notification is even ready to be pushed to you.
Just Alt-RST before bed, or just before you take a shower.
A watched applications list never refreshes!!!
Seriously though, there have been reports of notifications from app world not being pushed to devices, or rather the way they are are just not showing up. I had several that I had to open up App World to check(Evernote being one of them too), but today I received a notification from app world about a Crunch update.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
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- 05-15-2012, 08:15 PM #9I Stand By BlackBerry!
- 05-15-2012, 09:06 PM #13
Its supposed to refresh your app list. I am liking not getting them. Then when I have the time I go through my list and check them and do all the updates at once. Makes no diff to me as long as I know I may not get them all.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-15-2012, 11:03 PM #14
- 352 Posts
I just noticed this today. I turned on my 9330 and automatically got notifications for app upgrades, but for my 9810, I had to refresh my app list in app world before I could see any upgrades
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- 07-13-2012, 08:09 PM #17
Noticed this too a while back. I have gotten in the habit of just going to appworld/myworld and clicking on every app I have downloaded to be sure. The "upgrades" in the pull down are not accurate either. It maybe just a way to get all of us to spend more time on appworld!
- 07-13-2012, 10:40 PM #19Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
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- 07-14-2012, 06:39 AM #20
It is quite frustrating. It's happened to me that I get on AppWorld and have to do what one poster said, open an app that I know has got an upgrade just to force the issue. Shouldn't have to do that.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and good with ketchup
Isn't it amusing how people who claim to not enjoy CB at all simply can't stay away???? It's because it's CRACKBERRY, the BEST BB site....
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- CrackBerry Abuser
09-13-2012, 12:20 PM #25
- 358 Posts
I'm also not getting any notifications.
I have to go in every once in a while and manually refresh my app list to see if any have updates."They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."