questionsanyone else getting annoyed with the amazon app…

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I don't think there's a way to remove an app from your Android Market account either, but purchased-but-uninstalled apps will just sit there; they don't cause an important-looking number in a red circle to pop up like when you go to the Amazon Appstore.

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yeah it still bugs me for some reason. Of course it is handy though for apps that go from free to pay and that you may want again in the future.

Being able to control the notifications would be nice though.

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The part that annoys me is that even though the apps supposedly work on my phone, there are a ton that just will not install.

Does anyone know whether or not these apps will move to my new phone when I upgrade?

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Are you sure it's the appstore that is controlling the permissions of the application and not the creator of the app? If you paid for the app using the android marketplace, would the permissions be any different? I wouldn't be angry with Amazon because of the permissions required by a specific application -- I doubt Amazon controls that.

Regarding sending SMS permissions, I agree that seems odd; however, you must understand what the application is before making a judgment call. For example, if the program has the capability of notifying people in your contacts list for any reason, it needs that permission.

Quickoffice Pro has this feature: Share files via e-mail, SMS, Bluetooth, and cloud services. So having sending SMS permissions seems okay to me.

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Well nagging me about updates is definitely the appstore and not the app itself. And yes, you are right some apps need special permissions, but I doubt bejeweled has any good reason to send sms.

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@portezbie: I personally like to know when there is a new version of the software.

What you can do is open amazon appstore, click the menu button, click the more option, then click Feedback. Tell Amazon how much you hate the update notifications. If enough people complain, they might change it.

As for SMS permissions, you have to ask Popcap or EA Sports about that one. I can only guess for the reason. One being that you could enjoy the game without interruption from "notifies" that a message had been received. Another could be that they added a "share" feature in the game somewhere that could let you send texts.

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@portezbie: If it's Bejeweled Blitz, I know that one integrates with Facebook. It probably uses SMS to post game info on your profile.

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I am not sure about the Android Marketplace, but I do know if you can delete them from the Amazon AppStore. I know you can go in view the computer - view all of your apps - and under "actions" delete one. I did this as I had free version of an app and then obtained the paid one (did not want to see the free version).

I am not really thrilled with some of the permissions, but I guess they do not really bother me too much either.

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@leoirish: Thanks for bringing this thread up, because I can now answer my own question, above.

@drjing: Apps will transfer to your new phone once you have the Amazon app tool on the new phone and have logged in.

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I'd be happier with it if it let you shut OFF the annoying notifications, and separated out actual 'new' apps (ie: ones that have been added to your Amazon account since the LAST time you opened the Appstore ON THAT DEVICE) from your application library.
Yes, I'll grab a lot of the free apps just-in-case. NO, I DON'T want ALL of them installed on ALL of my devices. And being able to quickly find an ACTUAL NEWLY ADDED application rather than the entirety of the available app library would speed things up dramatically when something actually useful comes up, without paging through a few hundred 'new' apps to find the ONE that just was added that I actually want to add to a select number of my devices.

Actual Appstore-application update notifications I could live with. Better to put that in the options too, maybe have a pop-up on starting the app if it's had a push notify of a new version, if you want to update. And a 'don't ask again!' checkbox if you don't want the newer version.

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@portezbie: oooooo I remember reading this thread a while ago and also agreeing that it is annoying having SO many of these apps that I "bought" for free and really don't want to have to scroll through... WELL I just found out how to delete them: https://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/your-account/myapps?ie=UTF8&ref_=sa_menu_adr_yad4& ...not sure if that link will work for you, but go to "your apps" in amazon, not on your mobile device though, gotta be on the computer. The "actions" drop down menu has "delete" ...it worked for me

haha don't you love getting an answer for a thread you read a month ago

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I love the Amazon App Store - I love it so much I dropped the Market. I'm able to share all my apps across all my devices including my G-Tablet, my cell phone, and my son's Kindle Fire. Works great here, though I do wish I could turn off the automatic updating feature. As far as permissions, though, you get those same permissions at the Android Market as well, Amazon doesn't insert those permissions, they come from the programmers.

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I cannot even remember the last time I downloaded from the regular market, the Amazon market is by far my Favorite! I love that it saves things (so I can get the Free Apps now, but use them when my Android tablet comes), and that there are quality apps free on a pretty consistent basis. LOVE IT!