Talk:Comparison of Android applications

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MAPS.ME License

Why is it stated that maps.me has a proprietary license? It's distributed under Apache 2.0.

Dead projects

What should be done with dead projects? Remove them? Move them to a separate page? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 11:32, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

I say delete them. Its easier to do then transferring them to a separate page. so it has a better chance of actually being done by someone regularly. Also, there is zero utility in keeping a list of dead software on the wiki that I can think of. Except for indulging in someones fever dream of the wiki being a place to "maintain the history of OpenStreetMap," instead of it being an actually usable site by everyone. If need be, there's no reason that kind of thing can't be added to a personal page or somewhere else off site. As it is though there seems to be a serious lack off up keep all around. So the less things that get in the way of that the better. --Adamant1 (talk) 01:20, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Just move to the bottom of the list, I say. The fact that there is a dozen plus applications doing the very same thing show that open source developers start to code before looking for a project to contribute :) maybe having a list of projects to ressurect is better than letting folks add to the future-list of dead projects. --Gcb (talk) 19:41, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
I removed first group of thoroughly dead projects from list. There are still individual pages so in unlikely case of old code still useful many years later people may find it (though far more likely that active projects would be better base and inspiration) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 14:44, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Project ordering

I propose to order projects primarily by license/price/last update date rather than by name, I see no reason to have AFTrack GPS-Tracking at the first position Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 14:31, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

I'm glad you proposed it. I was just compiling reasons why I think price/last update should be removed and not factor into things anymore. Here are my half thought out reasons. Perhaps you can give your opinion on them.
Price's should be removed because they fluctuate frequently and most apps have both a free and paid premium component. So what is price in reference to anyway? Stating an app costs is misleading if it has a free component and visa versa. Who is going to regularly maintain and keep track of that information? Its obvious that know one will. Also, If the app is free or paid a better indicator is license. Which is already present.
Agree. if anyone doesn't have anything against it, i will split the table into two subsections: open and proprietary. --Gcb (talk) 19:43, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
The same issues go for the version number. Not only does it change frequently, but most of the time version changes usually have no baring on the core functioning and features of the app. Plus, 99% of users don't care about or keep track of that information. Plus, just like with price who is going to update new version numbers regularly? Its clear by the fact that a lot of application versions listed here and in other software lists that know one is going to. Since some versions are as much as five years out of date. Its better to not list the information in the first place then have it be so out of date that it is completely useless, although in the case of versions it is useless anyway since its a measure of absolutely nothing. So I think both price and version should be removed completely from the table.
What we really need to know is whether it's a paid app, an actually free app, or a "free" spamware app that firehoses adverts at you. If an app exists in separate free/adware/paid versions, that should probably be indicated. SMcCandlish (talk) 19:12, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
I originally split out this table from Android#Android software supporting OpenStreetMap and abandoned it because it was too difficult to maintain. It's enough work just to keep the main gallery in Android tidy. Even when TTTBot was still synchronizing the table with each article's infobox, the infoboxes were seldom updated, resulting in a misleading table. Each row already links directly to Google Play or some other app store so that people can see the current price, and the table is sortable by price on the client side, without requiring any maintenance on our part. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 01:25, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Public transit navigation

This would be more useful with a column for public transit (bus/train/etc.) navigation info. Few apps have that feature, but it's a key one for many of us, especially in areas with highly developed public transit systems, like the San Francisco Bay Area. SMcCandlish (talk) 19:10, 23 June 2019 (UTC)