Bugs bug you

10 09 2017

Inextricably linked with apps are small animals which most aggressive life forms are well-known from tropical areas and called BUGS. Today we have them also massively in temperate zones and they are distributed for free by Apple, Google, medium-sized companies, and individual enterprises via Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in an app that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways. This is a well-known problem, just replace “an app” by “a human being”.

Most of the updates we get from developers are about bugs and more or less accurately described in the App Store every time a new app version is released.


February 29th: If you consider to rent one of our great rental cars on February 29th, you should also consider to update to the latest version. Otherwise you might not find this day. :)

Oops … there was a bug in the bugfix so we fixed that bug. Sorry to bug you.


Bugs were found, bugs were fixed, the sun rose, a baby was born.

Took care of some bugs. They’ve been relocated to another app.


This week is all about our inner beauty. And by that we mean newly clothed bugs and app improvements.


Plenty of bug fixes

since Oct 2016!

Hey, the first developer which app has more bugs than lines of code. Quality control? Yeah, but not in Bugmond.

Here are the *most boring descriptions* which tell us nothing and often include off-topic information or advertisement.


Thanks for using Facebook! To make our app better for you, we bring updates to the App Store regularly. Every update of our Facebook app includes improvements for speed and reliability.


Thanks for using Word.

We regularly release updates to the app, which include great new features, as well as improvements for speed and reliability.

Did you know that with an Office 365 subscription, you can unlock the full power of Office across all of your devices? Find special offers in the app.

Hey Mr. Schiller, you shouldn’t allow that.

If you’re faced with bugs:

Please don’t use chemicals.

Your iPhone doesn’t like them.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Download, march!

27 08 2017

With  Watch Support.

Your movement order right on your wrist.

Only a few Germans join the army as professional soldiers. So Germany’s Ministry of Defense – conducted by Ursula “Rosie” von der Leyen who recently gave the pros a chewing out – started a new campaign with the app “Bundeswehr Challenge”.

It’s free, no subscription.

However the  Watch support is fake news.


But wait. Look at the image.

Is that the new Apple Watch?

Ming-Chi Kuo didn’t tell us anything about a rounded shape of an upcoming iteration.

Thanks for 🏄 by.

The sad answer of a global player

11 05 2017

The problem

Apple, a global player?

The sad answer

So if you are an honest guy buy or rent a house in the USA to get a billing address, contact a US bank to get a credit card accepted by Apple and then download the free app you were looking for from the US App Store.

This casts a poor light on an internationally acting company.

There are some workarounds to get a US Apple ID with faked personal data. Apple Support on Twitter clearly stated that this is against Apple’s ToS.

Don’t be evil.

With your non-US credit card you can pay everywhere in the world but not necessarily in Apple’s App Store.

Apple, a global player?

10 05 2017

Yes, but there are some annoying limitations.

Here’s just one example for a very annoying fact regarding the availability of apps.

KASIKORNBANK PCL is my bank in Thailand where I’m living since 8 months. They offer a well-designed app with lots of useful features to manage accounts and transfer money.

The app is worldwide available on Google’s Play Store as well as Microsoft’s Store but not in Apple’s German App Store, my “Home” App Store.

But it’s available in the Apple’s US App Store and when I try to change the store Apple want me to enter a payment method. Well, I have a Mastercard from Germany’s biggest bank but it’s not accepted. With this card I already paid all over the world but I can’t do it in the App Store.

And btw, why should I enter a payment method and a faked address in the USA?

Kasikornbank’s app is free!

That’s my feedback #<I don’t know> I sent to Apple and it’s my 3rd complaint against an area of operation for which Phil Schiller is the responsible SVP!

What else regarding Apple as a global player?

Well, there are more and more stock apps which are not available in many countries, there are languages which let SIRI give up on life.

And there is an essential app you’ll need in case of an emergency. It’s called “Health” but it’s not adapted to country-specific healthcare systems. Developers, you mustn’t do it for me, just let me configure the app so that health workers get relevant information.

Related …

Change country/region

Still not frustrated?
Read this support article …

Problems changing the store

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Dear Phil

7 05 2017

for reasons of clarity and comprehensibility please force all developers to write down what customers pay for.

Some of these prices are just historic prices. Separate them from the current In-App purchases and let developers describe what’s in their packages.

But when I look into your face, you are also struck dumb with horror. Did you already forget that you are the responsible SVP?

Come on, return to one of Apple’s prominent virtues, aka the KISS principle.

Oh I forgot, please revamp the SEARCH feature in the app App Store. It’s a disaster and casts a poor light on your company. Just copy the highly efficient algorithms from Google. The keyword is “Full Text Search”.

Do you have any convenient excuse for your failures?


BCC: Tim Cook


16 04 2017

Another nice update description from Europe’s #1 (regarding customer relationships) car rental company SIXT.

Usually we find quite useless descriptions like

General bug fixes and stability improvements

which are neither informative nor funny.

The worst descriptions I regularly read are

This week we care about the inner beauty.


To make our app better for you we bring updates to the App Store regularly.

or other useless information or simply ad.

This is a point where Apple should update their developer guidelines. Customers like useful information.

Better safe than sorry?

There is another flaw which makes me crazy.
A lot of times I get a message about an updated app although it was already updated. Developers still think “Two are better than one”?

I strongly hope that they do not follow this saying when implementing bugs into their code.

Thanks for surfing by.


16 11 2016

Inextricably linked with apps are small animals which most aggressive life forms are well-known from tropical areas and called BUGS.

Today we have them also massively in temperate zones and they are distributed for free by Apple, Google, medium-sized companies, and individual enterprises via Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
More about mobile apps …

About Apps

Although bugs don’t like chemicals, do not use them inside or outside your iThing. I’m sure it won’t be a case for Apple Care.

Thanks for dropping by.

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