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Examples of this are EVERYWHERE. As a result of Covid, many restaurants have introduced order+pay apps so you don't need to interact with a person or touch menus etc. I can just about understand that BUT why implement it as an "app" (horrible term) rather than simply put the form on a (mobile-friendly) website? So much easier - nothing to download, no hardware / software requirements, easier to update, etc.. etc.. Also, because I don't use my phone for apps, I really don't need - or want - "mobile data". I use my phone, like you, to make phone calls. It's a pay-as-you-go and I top up £10 every couple of months or so, if that. So yes, I can use a website on it - if there's WiFi available. Many of these restaurants that have their own app don't even have wifi!

But it gets worse... In the UK we have the "track and trace" app (which we're all supposed to use, everywhere). But it only runs on recent versions of Android or iOS. I have a 7-year old (very small + compact, with long battery life) mobile that runs Android 4. Yet the idiots put in some requirement or other into the app that requires the latest (or latest less one?) version of op system. (I guess that *may* be the app store requirement, but I don't think so - there are a few apps I've tested that download and run, like WhatsApp). In this case the Government is virtually forcing people to trash functional hardware and spend ten times the original cost on an "upgrade", together with all the environmental (plastics and energy etc) damage involved. [In fact it may be that it requires a recent version of Bluetooth which it uses to detect proximity - but they could SAY so and allow the proximity aspect to be disabled whilst still retaining the "scan in" QR aspects]
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PraiseVS Code is my favorite non-IDE. Microsoft, this makes up for at least 3 bad acts Pin
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