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Topic # 94826 19-Dec-2011 22:36
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My LG P500 is low on space so i have had to look at deleting some apps. In doing so, I noticed that the NZ Herald app is a whopping 8.39gb, whereas the stuff app is only a mere 1.44gb! Is there any reason why the Herald app needs to be nearly 6 times the size of the competing stuff app? Is this just a case of sloppy programming? At any rate, it looks like out it has to go, and I will be going back to the Herald mobile page on the web.

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  Reply # 559790 19-Dec-2011 22:42
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabyte
I think you meant Megabyte 

8.39 is pretty big for a news app, but i'd just move it to my SD card.  

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  Reply # 559815 20-Dec-2011 07:54
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 Hi  I have had this issue with the Herald app.  Having had a look rhrough settings, manage applications. it appears that the app is 788kb.  The remainder appears to be how the app caches  Data. I find that if I go in through the Settings/ Applications/ Manage applications and clear both Data and cache it keeps the app at a manageable size.

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  Reply # 559818 20-Dec-2011 08:08
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To be honest I don't bother with those apps because if you can browse the full site, why wouldn't you? I find the news aren't as up to date via the apps.

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  Reply # 559830 20-Dec-2011 08:50
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Interestingly it's the other way round on an iPhone. The Stuff app is whooping 85.9MB and is the second largest app I have (the largest is Wellibus). The Herald app is 33.8MB.

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  Reply # 560026 20-Dec-2011 17:34
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 8.39 is pretty big for a news app, but i'd just move it to my SD card.  


deleted the herald app a while ago as it wasn't movable to SD. anyone know if there has there been an update to allow it?

i've got no more space on my nexus one, most of the apps i got during the recent 10c sale days won't install till i upgrade my phone, sux. 

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  Reply # 560152 21-Dec-2011 09:34
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I deleted ALL news apps as someone mentioned, the websites are ALWAYs updated before the app, rendering them useless imo :|

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  Reply # 560172 21-Dec-2011 10:14
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The Herald App is great on the iPad (as you can load it up in the morning via wifi and then read it offline on the bus), but as above, I find it useless on the iPhone.




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  Reply # 560176 21-Dec-2011 10:21
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Vivasanti: ...the websites are ALWAYs updated before the app, rendering them useless imo :|


^ This

There's an app for that: web browser. You can have bookmarks and access to a multitude of web sites, even more than what apps can provide. And using less memory.




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  Reply # 560188 21-Dec-2011 10:44
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Vivasanti: ...the websites are ALWAYs updated before the app, rendering them useless imo :|


^ This

There's an app for that: web browser. You can have bookmarks and access to a multitude of web sites, even more than what apps can provide. And using less memory.


And I recommend Dolphin Browser. Quick and easy access to bookmarks. 

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  Reply # 560207 21-Dec-2011 11:30
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Would this app be good here? App Cache Cleaner

It's in The Registers list of top five free andoid utilities today:

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/12/20/app_of_the_week_android_five_handy_utilities/

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  Reply # 560230 21-Dec-2011 12:42
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I roll with the Dolphin Browser, love those gestures, and use the bookmark widget on the Launcher Pro set at full screen. 

Has meant I can get rid of most of my web-apps, it's easier and better.  




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