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  1. gargoyle725

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    Ok I saw a post for beta testers wanted, I went to their site and signed up. I got an invatation and installed the app. Now I cant find it on my phone. The app is called Sparkle by location labs. Should I be concerned? Ifso what should I do?
     

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    Anything could have happened, of course. Sounds like it wasn't even a beta. Odds are the app is still there, just invisible to your phone's UI. Possibly a damaged file header.

    Have you got any links to Sparkle or location labs?

    What I would do is:
    1) get in touch with the dev. As a beta user you have a way to contact them, submit bug reports etc. don't you?
    2) see if I could find that app somehow anyway.

    You did reboot the phone since, didn't you? Still no Sparkle app?
    Gave it a good look around on your phone and your SD card with a file manager? Like Android's built-in one in the Settings. Or File Expert, ES File Explorer, WiFi File Explorer, etc.
    Or, if you really want to dig, do a data dump of everything on your phone to an external medium/HD, then go take it apart on a Linux machine. At least you'll get decent search capabilities to get around the thousands of files, notably absent from its mobile cousins.
     
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    Ok I got a response from the developer said its running in background. How can you test something you cant use. I guess the only way to remove it would be a factory reset? If I do that will my downloaded apps still be listed in the market?
     
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    Doing what exactly?

    Good question for the dev...

    Yes, under your Gmail ID and password.
     
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    You dont need to reformat I think, try checking installed apps from the settings menu.
     
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    From a quick look at their website, I'd say it's only of interest to developers, not end users.
     
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    If he can't find it, he can't uninstall it.

    Sounds as if this 'Sparkle' was a sideloader. If so, will it show up in the installed apps list?
     
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    I think it should. I too have a couple of sideloads that show up there.
     

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