In the last few months, I’ve picked up the habit of checking the Apple App Store and/or the Android Market once or twice a day looking for updates for my favorite third-party apps. When there is one, I quickly download it and see what the new features are.
This has become something of a game. Opening the Android Market and waiting while it checks for new versions has become like watching a roulette wheel go around. If there’s an update, I win!
An Alternate View
I mentioned my little game to a friend, who told me that installing updates on his iPod touch was an irritating chore that he put off as long as possible. And every time he updated an app he was nervous that the new version would have a bug, or even have one of his favorite features pulled out.
So I’m curious, what do other people think about this? Do you look forward to new versions of your favorite software, or do you dread them? Chime in with your thoughts in the Brighthand Forum.
There’s an associated question that should be asked at the same time. The latest versions of the Android Market can be set to automatically update apps. Do you use this feature? Would you like it to be added to the Apple App Store? Or do you prefer to control when your software gets updated?