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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Bales, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It seems as though the Android Market is not showing some apps. These apps are visible through 3rd party sites like AppBrain and Cyrket, but when you navigate to the Market on your phone, they are unable to be found. I've compiled a list of apps and devices that people across various support forums have posted that they've had issues with. I have a feeling this is a pretty major issue and Google doesn't seem to know about it yet. I'm advocating that everyone that has an Android device, to check the list of apps below. If you've discovered a missing app not listed, please post below.

    Post here if you find an app through AppBrain, but cannot access it in the Market on your phone.

    Affected Apps:
    Handcent SMS
    People/Contacts Widget
    Better Contacts
    Setting Profiles
    Quick Settings

    Affected Devices:
    HTC Evo - 2.1
    HTC Hero - 2.1 (Some apps are working)
    HTC Desire - 2.1
    Moto Droid - 2.0 and 2.1
    Moto Milestone - 2.1
    HTC Increctible - 2.1
    Droid Eris

    Let Google know about this! If you are having these issues please post in the following threads. The more people we can get to speak up the sooner we can get Googles attention.

    Application is not updated in the android market - Android Market Help

    App disappears from the Market after upgrade - Android Developers | Google Groups

    Issue 8917 - android - Market doesn't show some app. on Sense - Project Hosting on Google Code

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  2. Crothers

    Crothers Newbie

    Noticed this myself today, decided to search on the best android forums and found this...

    I was hoping to use Slidescreen :(
  3. S.meezy

    S.meezy Well-Known Member

    y not save on appbrain ... download appbrain market sync... get that way?
  4. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Same here. It was one of the Apps I was really looking forward to use on my Evo. :(

    Anyways, I found some discussion on this topic:

    Application is not updated in the android market - Android Market Help

    Please help me bring this to Google's attention. It's been 3 days and not so much as a confirmation that there actually is an issue.
  5. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    All AppBrain does is list the apps. It still relies on the Market to download and install the apps. If I click on SlideScreen in AppBrain on my phone, it just pulls up the Market and shows:

  6. sag7392

    sag7392 Well-Known Member

    This is also the case with Where...it was slated for an update and disappeared.
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  7. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Just checked; not one of those apps listed are available to download on my Hero either, and I've got the official 2.1 update. Ruh roh.
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  8. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so this seems to affect HTC Sense 2.1 devices so far.

    Thanks for the input.
  9. Jebus Christ

    Jebus Christ Well-Known Member

    Um, I downloaded ADW.Launcher yesterday on my hero running a 2.1 Sense ROM........
  10. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    From the Market? Could you check again right now and see if you can find it?
  11. Jebus Christ

    Jebus Christ Well-Known Member

    yep, I searched "adw.launcher" (with no ") and its the one and only app by AnderWeb.
  12. Looks like you need to go through their website larva labs.
  13. S.meezy

    S.meezy Well-Known Member

    Ah, forgot about that, sry :(
  14. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I've tried that. http://www.slidescreenhome.com

    It just redirects to the Market anyways.
  15. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I can't find WHERE (kind of ironic huh)
  16. sag7392

    sag7392 Well-Known Member

    ^^^ Yeah, I thought about that too, lol!
  17. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone else come across any other apps that are missing? I'm going to start cross posting on a couple of other forums.
  18. scottstephen

    scottstephen Lurker

    I am not able to find the above mentioned apps either. From France, tested on a Motorola Milestone 2.1-update1 and an HTC Desire 2.1-update1.
    My application is no longer visible either.
    I hope Google gets this sorted out quickly.
  19. scottstephen

    scottstephen Lurker

    Oh yes, my app that doesn't show is Better Contacts (info.scottstephen.android.bettercontacts).
  20. Bikegeek

    Bikegeek Member

    Hmm..maybe that's why some apps I've selected in AppBrain don't show up for install?

    Edit - Theory busted, searched and found what AppBrain doesn't show for some reason.
  21. Bales

    Bales Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    The problem is still ongoing. I've been cross-posting in as many forums as I can, and contacting as many Developers to help this gain traction. I've updated the main post to reflect more apps and devices that seem to be having this issue.

    Seeing as this is affecting more than just the Evo, could a Mod please move this to the apps forum, and possibly a sticky pretty please? ;)
  22. scottstephen

    scottstephen Lurker

  23. Same problems for me with a Nexus One (Android 2.1) in the UK. Missing apps previously downloaded are Pure calendar agenda widget (koxx) and Digital clock (maize)
  24. scottstephen

    scottstephen Lurker

  25. It has been broken since friday last week as far as I can tell..

    Apps with certain permissions simply disappear from the Market.

    If Google could just come up with a status so we know they are at least aware of the problem..

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