Allow backup of installed applications database [duplicate]

asked 2014-03-02 23:55:16 +0300

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updated 2014-07-11 23:23:48 +0300

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After factory reset and restore from a backup (transferred to laptop via developer mode and then back) store client should at least offer to reinstall apps that were previously installed (edit jgr: from a list saved locally, i.e. it is not the store that has the data). This should not be forced as it may have been an application from store that forced the reset in first place. However there should be option for that. Maybe some kind of list under "My Apps" That would show what has been previously installed on device.

In perfect world it would be possible to even cherry-pick apps from the previously installed list.

Edit: This one: would also accomplish what I am looking for and much more. So closing this as duplicate.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Frye
close date 2014-03-03 12:23:10.103360



It is important, that the amount of user-related data stored "in the cloud" is kept at a minimum. This includes, that the store does not save any information about, what I have installed.

jgr ( 2014-03-03 00:21:19 +0300 )edit

I agree upon having just a minimum of user infomation in the cloud. However how would you handle this, when paid apps are introduced in the store? The store needs at least to remember the list of apps which you already paid for.

KRM ( 2014-03-03 09:35:34 +0300 )edit

No matter how I try to read the original post I wrote I cannot find any reference to cloud there. Application list could be saved with the backup (said above) and then restored with the restore. For this functionality no data needs to be in the cloud. And it even says Store client in the subject.

Frye ( 2014-03-03 09:39:38 +0300 )edit

I agree with @Frye, no one talked about any clouds here. The request is to backup your applications, which currently means the same as backup for contacts etc. That shouldn't be even too hard, just store the app's package names into some file and let user choose from there what to install after factory reset.

Acce ( 2014-03-03 11:12:36 +0300 )edit

"cloud": To me it was not obvious that the required data would be stored locally. I slightly amended the question and turned my answer to a comment.

By the way: Before last factory reset I made some screenshots and had my list readily available.

jgr ( 2014-03-03 11:38:32 +0300 )edit