Apps are slowly becoming mandatory

@allknowing (72997)
India
November 1, 2015 5:52am CST
Every single shop that sells online has Apps these days that they expect us to download before shopping. .Some can only be downloaded on mobiles and that I am certainly not in favour of. What do you think of this?
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@LadyDuck (188205)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 15
As I hate this idea, I will boycott the shops that oblige to do this. If all people would do the same, things would work a lot better.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Nov 15
That sounds like a good plan, I'm not a fan either.
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@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
My main shop is Amazon. They have so far not insisted on it but keep asking us to do it.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Nov 15
@allknowing our amazon doesn't really mention the app on their website, it's definitely still ignorable.
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
1 Nov 15
I would not shop via my mobile phone, so if I could not simply visit the shop via my computer then I would shop elsewhere.
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@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
While Amazon does not insist I just notice one here that opens up to a page where we are required to download the App first. I will not go there,.
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 15
@allknowing U have bought several items from Amazon, the last being a glass screen protector about mid September. So far I have never bothered with any app whatsoever.
@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
@Asylum They have had same discount sales and for this they have been talking about an App.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
1 Nov 15
I hope you are talking about flipkart. yes it is indeed terrible to download the mobile app. when i have just 1/2 mb and surhf for an urgent in flipkart, it shows to download a app to get access over it. I really hate that thing so i stopped flipkart and prefer amazon.
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@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
So does Snapdeal. I will not go there. I normally shop through Amazon and so far they have not insisted on it.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Nov 15
@allknowing yes indeed. I just love amazon as it is now assuring great quality of service with faster delivery. Flipkart is now just a doomed site for me .
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• United States
1 Nov 15
I hate the idea. They take up real estate on devices, but I resist. I add almost nothing. If they will not let me shop from my computer without installing an app, they will lose me as a customer.
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@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
I am so dependent on online shopping that I do not know what I will do if that becomes compulsory.
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• United States
2 Nov 15
@allknowing I would switch back to buying with catalogues and calling their 800 numbers. I did that long before online shopping was invented.
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@cahaya1983 (10036)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 15
I don't like it when they make it a must in order to buy something or use their service. If I can purchase a similar product from other stores I would.
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@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
Amazon has spared me so far.
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• United States
1 Nov 15
Since I don't have a cell (or mobile phone) I can't download any kind of app
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@sofssu (18286)
1 Nov 15
Same here I don't like my phone filing up with all these apps,
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@amnabas (10549)
• Karachi, Pakistan
1 Nov 15
Yes i am against of these apps as they do produce some viruses which are harmful for gadgets.
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@Dragonairy1 (1413)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Nov 15
I usually ignore the apps as I prefer proper websites, plus I don't want to download loads of apps ill use once, so if they just had an app I probably wouldn't use them.
@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
More and more shops have come up with Apps and some are insisting on them.
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@valmnz (13188)
• New Zealand
2 Nov 15
I guess I'm lucky I don't have to do my shopping online.
@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
I enjoy that activity Val. We have choices and also items are delivered, and money refunded if we are not satisfied, etc. The only thing I am worried now is this App which might become mandatory. Amazon has it but they do not insist atleast for now.
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
1 Nov 15
It seems to be the way things are going, alas. Home delivery marks the end of the need to ever leave the house...
@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
I like the concept of online shopping but everyone asking us to download Apps is what is bothering me.
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@megamatt (14326)
• United States
1 Nov 15
Well there's a good way to lose some business. I'm never in the favor of downloaded added junk on anything and to me, this is what ninety five percent of apps are, junk. Then again, I'm not an app person, and only use my mobile for emergencies. If someone wants me to download an app, the place really must not want my business. Which is perfectly find with me. If it's how they want to roll, it's how we're gong to go. Perhaps it's time to head to the actual physical store to shop. At least you don't have junkware shoved down your throat there.
@allknowing (72997)
• India
2 Nov 15
I only hope that day does not come as I have become an addict for online shopping
@jstory07 (72391)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Nov 15
So far I have not downloaded any apps. And have no plans to.
@PatZAnthony (13262)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Nov 15
It is annoying. Some act like we won't be able to access what they offer without one.