Download history in Jolla store

asked 2014-01-24 15:06:57 +0300

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updated 2015-03-17 22:26:59 +0300

The N9 has a feature (Store > My stuff > All downloads) where you can see all apps you ever downloaded (no matter if you still have them on your phone or you deleted them).

This list shows also if there are updates to these apps (also to the ones you once downloaded then deleted). This is a usefull feature if you once installed an app but wasn't satisfied with it and deleted it and waiting for some future improvements (update) to try it again. Also a useful purpose (see comment below) would be when reinstalling after a clean reset of the device.

Could something similar be implemented in Jolla phone?

EDIT 20.5.14. As pointed out in one comment, users should be able to delete apps in the download history (the ones they don't want to be reminded of anymore).

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I second this, it's actually quite useful. Not only for your purpose, but also for reinstalling after a clean reset of the device.

GuSec ( 2014-02-02 15:32:44 +0300 )edit

I always hated the download history on N9. Especially for the fact that it was impossible to delete certain entries. I'm fine with a download history if users can delete apps from the list that they do not want to be reminded of anymore. In fact, I like how harbour manages it now.

Anna ( 2014-02-02 22:46:24 +0300 )edit

@Anna, that's a very fair point. I tend to agree with you there. If history is to be kept then surely the end user should possess the ability to erase it at will as well. Otherwise privacy is detrimentally lost.

GuSec ( 2014-02-04 21:55:24 +0300 )edit

I hated persistent history on both iOS and Android. It should be better improve backup features if a reset is needed, but I prefer harbour as it is. For me an uninstalled app shouldn't be displayed.

magullo ( 2014-05-20 23:35:58 +0300 )edit

Nice idea :) it would be even better if there was a "What's new" section in this view, so if users previously uninstalled an app because something was missing or didn't work for them, they can reconsider installation when they see that this issue has been fixed. This is actually the same as my request over here, but if the download history was implemented, I'd opt to see "What's new" in there.

tokaru ( 2014-05-21 11:19:31 +0300 )edit