1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

[RANT] Basic Features Missing in Major Apps

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by cheimison, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. cheimison

    cheimison Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013

    Dec 21, 2013
    1
    0
    5
    Why does it seem like so many apps from major companies are missing basic functions? Want to organize bookmarks in Chrome? Too bad! Want to tag pictures or upload them to a specific folder in G+? Out of luck! Edit your profile in Goodreads (a single text field!)? No dice! Not to mention Google tries hard to prevent you from even accessing their full sites on a mobile device. Some of this is outright idiotic. As slow and awkward as it is, I can tag photos on the full site in my browser, so it's not like there is anything preventing it from working. Are these companies lazy, incompetent or just pandering ro people with obsolete technology?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Goodspike

    Goodspike Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,144
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010

    Dec 28, 2010
    1,144
    143
    143
    Male
    Seattle
    I think if you want to reorder your bookmarks in Chrome you need to do it on your desktop, but that obviously only works with those bookmarks in your bookmark bar.

    Beyond that all you can organize seems to be between the three major folders (desktop, mobile and other).

    Also in Chrome you can request the desktop site--not sure how that works with Google site.
     
    funkylogik likes this.
  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    953
    Posts:
    12,644
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012

    Sep 5, 2012
    12,644
    3,556
    953
    Male
    Civil Engineer
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    A lot of features in Mobile sites or in applications are limited because they are mobile.

    They assume that if someone wants to reorganize bookmarks they're just going to go on their computer to do it, not on mobile because it would take longer.

    Certain features are limited on websites because they don't think the user needs to see it on a mobile device. There are typically options at the bottom to view the full site if you have issues with the mobile site.
     
  4. Eugene

    Eugene Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    781
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009

    Dec 6, 2009
    781
    41
    68
    Male
    I've been saying the same thing for a long time.
    Where is the copy and past calendar entries. Where is the categories in the calendar.
    I've used these features in 1999 with MS Windows CE 2.0 but have found nothing today that can do it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...