SERVICE: Apple APPSTORE continues to befuddle me

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Apple store asked for another reset after taking #2 to download epson ipad print (free) app. That app works beautifully. Unlike the APPSTORE app.

This is my THIRD password reset. I know I know it.

Interesting I went “up” to the APPSTORE for the free IPAD Epson utility. It challenged me for my password, I gave it, and it started to download. So, i thought: “Hey, stuff working. Let me update the 18 apps that I couldn’t do last time”. Silly rabbit.

It tells me I’ve forgotten the password I just used successfully.


So I go thru the “i forgot my password” again. (After waiting a good 5 or 10 minutes. Reset it by incrementing the number to “3”!) Went back and retriggered the update. And, it worked.


So here is something very funky with how Apple has the APPSTORE coded.


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SOFTWARE: APPLE’s APPSTORE has no way to roll back

Sunday, February 6, 2011

iPad 101: Reverting to an older version of an application
by Michael Rose (RSS feed) on Jan 28th 2011 at 2:15PM

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It happens to us all: an application update for the iPhone or iPad goes awry, and the new app doesn’t do things the way we want (or, unfortunately, work at all on one of our devices). We ourselves are in that boat at the moment, since the new version 2.0 of the TUAW iPhone app is not working as expected on the iPad — our development team is digging into the problem right now and we hope to be fast-tracking a fixed version right away. Our apologies for the issues.

This sort of thing is particularly sticky because there’s no Apple-supported way to roll back to a previous version of an iOS application once you’ve updated. There is a workaround, however, if you haven’t yet emptied your Trash in the Finder. Read on for the steps.

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Here’s the chief objection to cloud-based version control.

You don’t have the old software to fall back on.

And, that’s the objection to “application stores”.

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