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Alcohol
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reply to Cortland

Re: Too many iPad Apps, one for each URL, just too many

said by Cortland:

I think the browser should do it all.

Not sure how good safari is but chrome and IE are both excellent for this purpose. HTML5 specifically.
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darcilicious
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reply to Cortland

And... we'll just have to agree to disagree.



DrDrew
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Huh? What are you trying to say? Apple should control a 3rd party website offering you their app?

Do you feel guilty for not responding to all the junk mail in your mail box too? Should Apple control that too? Ya just have to learn to sort it and ignore it.



Cortland
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reply to darcilicious

Apple can have guidelines to streamline the process to make "are you in our netflix? try our app instead" so that the experience is fluid but also there is a need for a seamless auto guide to the right place, soon comedians are gonna make fun of the 1000 apps inside the ipad



darcilicious
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reply to Cortland

Yes, Apple approves the apps but only against their developer guidelines (security, user interface design, etc).

More info:

App Review Guidelines
The App Review Guidelines provide rules and examples across a range of topics, including user interface design, functionality, content, and the use of specific technologies. Ensure your apps comply with these guidelines before submitting them for review.

From: »developer.apple.com/appstore/guidelines.html

Apple is NOT going to tell Netflix that they have to include queue management in their own Netflix app, for example.
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Cortland
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reply to darcilicious

Who controls them? Apple has to approve them one by one.



darcilicious
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Opens the door for Microsoft to consolidate and make Apple look spread disorganized.

No it doesn't.

Microsoft isn't going to create a Netflix app that will let you stream Netflix content. Netflix will create their app for access to their content on Windows platforms and it will work the way that Netflix wants it. That is, their streaming app will be for streaming their content -- that's up to Netflix, not Apple, not Microsoft, etc. So, not a good example.

(As an aside, Netflix chose a long time ago to not let users manage their disc queues via mobile apps and there's nothing Apple or Microsoft can do about it -- they don't get to play there).

If you have have issues with a way an app works, you need to take it up with the developer of said app, not the platform provider.

Normally suggested upgrades are good for the OS. One would not "man up" and stay with old OS versions one likes, right?

I'm not sure what you're trying to say here and even less certain how it pertains to apps, who is responsible for them, and who actually controls them.
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Cortland
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reply to darcilicious

This business of man up is for techies. As a non techie, when Netflix suggests its App, I feel there is a need for it. Looks different. Less choices, then I cannot see my disks, only the watch it now. COnfusing different options. Opens the door for Microsoft to consolidate and make Apple look spread disorganized. Normally suggested upgrades are good for the OS. One would not "man up" and stay with old OS versions one likes, right?



darcilicious
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said by Cortland:

The situation should be managed by Apple in my opinion.

But guess what? You don't have to download a single app from the app store. Don't want an app version of a site? Then use the browser. I have no idea why anyone would feel guilty about doing so. It's YOUR experience, man up and OWN it
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Cortland
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reply to Cortland

Yes but to us not technical people every site is beginning to do it and one feels guilty not doing it cause they promise you better navigation, etc. eBay, Amazon, the news, the weather, etc., dozens of sites. The situation should be managed by Apple in my opinion. This is an opportunity for Window$ to step in and manager that and hurt Apple otherwise.


WhyMe420
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reply to Cortland

Most of the apps are a stripped-down version of Forum Runner or Tapatalk. That's why I bought both, and just added each forum I visit to it that supports it. A few forums only allow you to use their stripped-down version, probably due to incompatibilities. It's not too annoying IMO.


robbin
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reply to FakeUA

Don't need to be jailbroken to do that. Just use one of the many browser apps which let you choose the browser emulation.



FakeUA

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reply to Cortland

If you are jailbroken you can install User Agent Faker, a free tweak, and spoof your HTTP User-Agent to something else, such as Safari on OS X and view the full site (not mobile version) as well as avoiding the nagging "install our free spammy stupid application" popup that seems to litter many sites.



J E F F
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reply to Metatron2008

said by Metatron2008:

I hate the forums with ads that pop up saying they have an app... At least some don't annoy you with it everytime you visit

It annoying. Not sure how you can call these apps either. Shortcuts would be more like it.
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Metatron2008
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reply to DrDrew

I hate the forums with ads that pop up saying they have an app... At least some don't annoy you with it everytime you visit



DrDrew
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reply to Cortland

You don't have to use the apps... bookmarks work fine for most.



JohnInSJ
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reply to Cortland

Welcome to Surface RT.



Cortland
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It seems that every website offers an APP these days. I don't want 200 iPad APPS! I think the browser should do it all.