This hasn't happened to me and likely never will, but I do have a habit of buying far too many apps and then not using a lot of them ever again.
Should warn folks this is definitely NSFW. I saw this earlier on the week and it's rather hilarious and I'd imagine for too may folks, all too true.
I've always tended to be judicious in my purchasing of apps since I'm really pretty narrowly focused on what I want to do with a mobile device. And the fact that I don't play mobile games at all certainly helps a lot. Also, once I find an app that fits a need, I stay with it unless something just so totally superior comes along that I must supplant a current app. Truth is, that almost never happens so I've tended to use the same apps for years across multiple platforms. I'm still using some apps on Android (and iOS) that I used in my Windows Mobile days (Pocket Bible, Pocket Informant, Olive Tree, Evernote to name some that come to mind immediately).
Prudence folks! :-)
She won't find a husband talking like that! ;o)
I've got a lot of apps but most of them I either used at the time or still use now.
I tend to play games that exercise the grey matter and/or the reflexes, and I reckon playing games since I was a youngling has helped to make me a good decision-maker. Also probably helps with the badminton.
By the way does anyone know how to remove apps from their list of apps in Google Play? I mean the big list that spans all your devices, not the device-specific lists. I've got apps there from years ago and I'd like to clean that list to make it easier to decide what to install on a device. At the moment the list only goes up to 'L', presumably because they've got some stupid limit to how many they'll show.
Bug, the newest version of Google Play, which hasn't rolled out to all devices yet (I haven't gotten it yet ), will allow you to remove apps from the list for the first time. From what I've read, it seems you'll have to do it on each device, but at least you'll finally be able to get rid of them!
Thanks Donald; that did the trick.
I'd expected to find the pan-device stuff on the Play website, but that'd be too sensible.
And the process in the Play app is a very good example of something no-one at Google with any idea of how to design an app has ever looked at.
The problem? Every time you remove an app it takes you back to the top of the list. By the end I was having to scroll through 15 'Load more results' for each app I wanted to remove. Ridiculous.
@Bug Blatter - part of the new play store update is it is supposed to also keep your place in a list, so am surprised it isn't doing that.
Other new features - deleting apps in list of installed - great. Bookmark feature - like this as i prefer to use my wifi connection, so really useful to mark and app I might want to check out.