1. HotFix's Avatar
    I noticed with 10.3.2.#### that we received the "Amazon" app in addition to the "Amazon appstore" app we have had since 10.3.

    I'm not quite sure why we have two apps since I get Amazon installed android app update notifications from them both, which leads me to believe that the Amazon app can install and manage apps like the Amazon appstore can, in addition to all the other stuff it can do.

    The Amazon app also seems to install updates faster than the appstore app when I chose to use it to update apps. The appstore app seems to sit at "installing" forever after it downloads an update.

    Does anyone know if the Amazon appstore app can do something the Amazon app can't? If not, does anyone know why BlackBerry is pushing both to us?

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    07-19-15 07:05 AM
  2. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    One is to shop for stuff, one is integrated to search for apps...

    Posted via CB10
    07-19-15 08:16 AM
  3. HotFix's Avatar
    One is to shop for stuff, one is integrated to search for apps...

    Posted via CB10
    The one that can shop stuff can also search for and install apps. This appears to make the other one redundant.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    illlya and FCSC like this.
    07-19-15 08:56 AM
  4. MPG Vancouver's Avatar
    The one that can shop stuff can also search for and install apps. This appears to make the other one redundant.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    Good observation regarding the redundancy of Appstore and Amazon with respect to apps. I also noticed that Amazon sometimes beats Appstore with app update notifications.

    I would venture that Appstore is much better for sourcing apps than Amazon, and of course Amazon has everything on offer from 'A to Z.'

    Posted via CB10
    07-19-15 10:51 AM
  5. rebroker2009's Avatar
    I just hid the one I dont need

    Blackberry Passport running 10.3.2.2339
    07-19-15 10:53 AM
  6. Sudden_Berry's Avatar
    I keep having an issue where the Amazon app is always running and is using up insane amounts of my battery according to the device monitor app (10% of total usage), even though I closed it.

    Also, the permissions for Amazon apps are locked.

    Posted via CB10
    07-19-15 03:23 PM
  7. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    I think they differ in their integration w/bbOS notifications, hub, etc...
    07-19-15 03:30 PM
  8. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
    I think they differ in their integration w/bbOS notifications, hub, etc...
    Do you know what BBOS is?

    Posted with my  Classic
    07-19-15 04:19 PM
  9. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
    I noticed with 10.3.2.#### that we received the "Amazon" app in addition to the "Amazon appstore" app we have had since 10.3.

    I'm not quite sure why we have two apps since I get Amazon installed android app update notifications from them both, which leads me to believe that the Amazon app can install and manage apps like the Amazon appstore can, in addition to all the other stuff it can do.

    The Amazon app also seems to install updates faster than the appstore app when I chose to use it to update apps. The appstore app seems to sit at "installing" forever after it downloads an update.

    Does anyone know if the Amazon appstore app can do something the Amazon app can't? If not, does anyone know why BlackBerry is pushing both to us?

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    Good find. I had never even opened the Amazon app, I just put it in an Unused Items folder.

    My guess would be they pushed the second Amazon app to prevent the confusion many would have had if there was no longer an Amazon App Store.

    Posted with my  Classic
    07-19-15 04:21 PM
  10. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    You teach us all why don't you? Sheesh... what a waste of time... this pitiful diatribe is why BlackBerry is moribund...

    Do you know what BBOS is?

    Posted with my  Classic
    07-19-15 04:23 PM
  11. heppyX's Avatar
    Locked permissions for Amazon include access to camera and microphone. Why? Is it an app to spy on us?

    Posted via CB10
    07-19-15 04:36 PM
  12. JAS0NB0URNE's Avatar
    You teach us all why don't you? Sheesh... what a waste of time... this pitiful diatribe is why BlackBerry is moribund...
    lol, relax. Asking you if you know what BBOS means is not diatribe at all. It is the second thread I noticed your misunderstanding of BBOS.

    BBOS has to do with the old BlackBerry phones, pre-BlackBerry 10, the so-called Legacy devices. It stands for BlackBerry OS.

    Posted with my  Classic
    07-19-15 06:12 PM
  13. vladi's Avatar
    Welcome to the world of apps. There is an app for everything even for redundancy.
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    07-19-15 06:13 PM
  14. HotFix's Avatar
    So it seems like the Amazon appstore app is redundant to the Amazon app. I don't like two apps both running in the background periodically (eating battery eve if it is a small amount) checking for the exact same thing.

    I'm going to try logging out of the appstore app to see if I can get it to stop checking and just rely on the Amazon app.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    07-20-15 06:32 AM
  15. HotFix's Avatar
    No dice... signing out of the appstore app signs you out in both apps. Signing back into the Amazon app signs you back into the Amazon appstore.

    I wish there was a way to block an Android from running in the background. Ideally I would uninstall the redundant appstore app.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    07-20-15 06:36 AM
  16. MPG Vancouver's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to block an Android from running in the background. Ideally I would uninstall the redundant appstore app.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    Go to Settings > Security and Privacy > Application Permissions and disable Run When Minimized for one or both Amazon apps. Also a good time to check status of all Android apps as this setting does impact battery life.

    Posted via CB10
    07-20-15 11:08 AM
  17. HotFix's Avatar
    Go to Settings > Security and Privacy > Application Permissions and disable Run When Minimized for one or both Amazon apps. Also a good time to check status of all Android apps as this setting does impact battery life.

    Posted via CB10
    I've tested that before with Android apps and that doesn't stop them from running in the background/headless. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a way to get the two apps from checking the same thing periodically throughout the day.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    07-20-15 08:22 PM
  18. anon(6046683)'s Avatar
    I've tested that before with Android apps and that doesn't stop them from running in the background/headless. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a way to get the two apps from checking the same thing periodically throughout the day.

    Posted via CB10 on Z30STA100-5/10.3.2.2339
    I just close the android apps from the monitoring tool...for me works. But sometimes doesnt work from the first time, i do it again...

    Posted via CB10
    07-21-15 12:14 AM

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