That was in May 2017. How does it look today? In my classes, I still see people getting confused, while they easily find their way in .102. And that includes me (also getting confused and often don’t find the details I’m after – see next point, and also see “where to find the apps I’ve installed”.
That also was in May 2017 – and that detail is still missing. I find this information almost crucial whenever one includes a third party repo. And even more especially when there are cross-overs of apps (i.e. the same package name exists in more than one repo). How shall people know which updates to accept – before they hit the download button and, a while later, get the information of a signature mismatch? Easy with .102 – but impossible with the new UI.
TBH, I’ve taken a look at the new UI a couple of times now. Always went back to .102. True, no screenshots in .102, and some other things might be missing as well. But I feel it much easier to work with.
Oh, that comes in handy from time to time:
- me “on the road”, needing an app on my personal phone which is installed on my business phone.
- me in my classes, having an easy way to send an app to my students even if there’s no internet (and even if there is, often it’s easier to send them an app directly than having them search for it)
- somewhere in the blog there’s the “Cuban story”: Internet in Cuba is flaky at best, so they can use F-Droid to “spread apps”.
Certainly there are a lot of more “bullet points”, but the above where what came to my mind immediately