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iOS 11 Thoughts and the Death of the TA App

09-16-2017, 07:15 AM
#1
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3
iOS 11 Thoughts and the Death of the TA App

So what are people thinking of the iOS 11 updates?

I have just installed the release candidate and it strike me that this is a minor update, for iPhone at least. The iPads enhanced multitasking, copy-pasting and file support should be big for productivity (Iíll trial all that later today).

The big change to me is the App Store, this has seen a complete revamp and itís certainly for the better. Daily curation of the latest and greatest apps, seperate sections for Games and Apps and a beautiful new UI. Iím a big fan.

However it does make me crave the biggest feature that I have wanted since first using the App Store, a Wishlist. It just seems so strange that you have a great experience finding new apps but there is no way to record the ones you are interested in. This issue is amplified further with the biggest problem of iOS 11, the loss of support for the beloved TouchArcade app.

Thatís right, I upgraded forgetting that the TouchArcade app was going to die and now I have a dead icon sat in my dock. I suppose I am going to have to get used to viewing the blog on the web and having no more alerts of game news and deals. How will TA app, how will we cope without you!
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09-16-2017, 08:37 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 317
The old App Store has a wish list. The new one doesnít sadly that I can find. Iím not super happy with the new store, but that could just be change.

09-16-2017, 02:20 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Dr.Traveler View Post
The old App Store has a wish list. The new one doesnít sadly that I can find. Iím not super happy with the new store, but that could just be change.
wait it doesn't??!

then again i am not surprised. no idea what apple is doing. even the ibooks appstore doesn't have a wish list on the app itself, so i have to go through itunes to see which books i have added. i don't think i can even add books to my wishlist on the app. again, have to go through itunes.

sometimes these things turn me off so bad from the whole mentality of the ecosystem. and the way they treat the gaming market is just horrid. they know they can get away with it, sadly, and they do it.
09-17-2017, 07:12 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamingaficionado View Post
wait it doesn't??!

then again i am not surprised. no idea what apple is doing. even the ibooks appstore doesn't have a wish list on the app itself, so i have to go through itunes to see which books i have added. i don't think i can even add books to my wishlist on the app. again, have to go through itunes.

sometimes these things turn me off so bad from the whole mentality of the ecosystem. and the way they treat the gaming market is just horrid. they know they can get away with it, sadly, and they do it.
Yeah I’ve been frustrated for a long time the bookstore doesn’t have a wish list. I’ve been pouring through the new App Store since I joined the ios11 beta and didn’t find a wishlist anywhere. Individual apps don’t have an option to be placed on the wish list either. Very frustrating.

My only thought is that Apple is hoping this stops the race to the bottom on prices. Will you check for price drops every day or just give up and spam the buy button?
09-18-2017, 07:26 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Philippines
Posts: 610
What I did, to lessen the bitterness of losing the app, was to delete it when iOS 11 was announced. Then after around a month, I just got used to it not being around, as new releases and updates are posted on their twitter feed anyways.

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09-18-2017, 08:30 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 586
I saved the website to the home screen.

Not exactly the same, but better than nothing.
09-18-2017, 09:35 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr.Traveler View Post
The old App Store has a wish list. The new one doesnít sadly that I can find. Iím not super happy with the new store, but that could just be change.
I think the actual list of apps in our wishlists have been removed. I tried accessing my wishlist using an older version of iTunes (<12.7) linked to my account, and the resulting page was empty. So it's gone in iOS11, gone in iTunes 12.7, and empty on lower versions of iTunes.
09-20-2017, 03:32 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,956
I royally messed up. Had ios 11 beta for a while, 'presumed' ios11 would just install on top of that. Nope ! Had to go back to an earlier cloud backup (ios10) install that and then install the proper ios11.

All the apps are 'waiting' and its a major pain trying to get them to install. Doh !
09-20-2017, 03:39 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 572
Will inbe able to still use the app in the new ios?
09-20-2017, 08:08 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by happypig View Post
I think the actual list of apps in our wishlists have been removed. I tried accessing my wishlist using an older version of iTunes (<12.7) linked to my account, and the resulting page was empty. So it's gone in iOS11, gone in iTunes 12.7, and empty on lower versions of iTunes.
I've got iTunes 12.6 and my wishlist is still there, with all the apps I had on it.

I already knew I wasn't going to update both iTunes and iOS, after all I've read and heared I'm glad I decided not to.