Tuesday, August 06, 2013

There's an app for that... wait... There isn't? :/

I'll admit it. I'm an app junkie. I love apps and I love to tinker with them to see what all they can do. It's really amazing how far technology has come. Except for the whole space travel thing, we have surpassed Star Trek. That said, the new addage is, "There's an app for that!" Right? Well it's odd because there are two things that I want and what amazes me most about that is that Android (I have Ice Cream Sandwich, which makes me want a real one) doesn't offer it. No, I'm not talking apps because this should be included in Android. Even if I was talking apps, there isn't a single simple app that does it.

The two things are:
  1.  A backup button that backs up E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. Seriously? There isn't one freaking thing that does that. All I want is a button and when I tap that button everything is backed up. All settings, all apps... EVERYTHING. WTF? I can't believe that no one hasn't thought of this, so why is it that we don't have that yet?
  2. A notification manager. In Android, you can set a ringtone for each contact. Why can't I set a notification tone?! Why do I have to even look for an app to do that. The problem is that there is NO app that allows you to customize ALL notifications in one simple place. Don't tell me that developers create their own directories and such. There should be a protocol and any developer that deviates from that protocol should be suspect. So the protocol should be /notifications and ALL programming should use that directory.
I don't understand the difficulty here. What is the problem? Why do I have to go into each and every app, I have, to backup their settings? Why do I have to go into each app to manage their notifications? Why do I have to make a list of my apps so when I get a new phone or I reset this one, I'll know which ones to download?

I thought that computers were here to automate actions. Perhaps I need to tell Android developers that these are automated actions. Apparently they don't know this. :(

Don't get me wrong. I very much appreciate all that Android developers do. I am grateful that we have a cheaper and more customizable option than anything Apple offers. I just wish that the important tasks, were an option. The whole reason we have notifications is so that we can get messages when we need to. Not being able to customize that is ludicrous, and no backup option is just plain foolish. It's been drummed into our heads to backup, backup and backup.


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