The wayback machine challenge: Name the first 5 apps you ever downloaded
posted by Chris P. / Jul 06, 2016, 3:49 AM
* Due to platform limitations, our 'challenge' today is only truly available for Android users. Apple and Windows users can still participate if they have an elephant's memory.
If you've been hanging around the Android corner for a while now, you'll know just how many apps you've gone through during the years. And with the average person now downloading fewer than a single app per month, according to studies, we thought we'd invite you for a distraction meant to celebrate the apps of old (fart-making-app, we're looking at you!).
Play Store and dig until you find it. Don't worry, it's plenty easy and will likely take you less than a minute or so. Here's how:Since you probably don't remember what the very first apps you downloaded were (and that's the real fun part), you'll have to go to the Google
Play Store > Top-left hamburger menu button > My apps & games > ALL > Scroll like crazy.
- Icy Tower 2
- Asphalt 7: Heat
- WhatsApp Messenger
What are yours?
Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016
Anyone who remembers the first 5 apps accurately is a liar. No one will be able to remember that except the personstarted using smartphones in 2015 or actually went out of this her way to look them up..
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 4:43 AM 0
Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013
You don't need to remember anything. On Android that information is easily accessible and he mentions that in the article.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 5:01 AM 6
Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013
The list is in chronological order from the time of first install. The top the list contains your most recent app installations while the bottom of the list contains your oldest app installations. That's why he said to scroll like crazy.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 8:07 AM 2
Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2014
How can that be correct. The first app at the bottom of my list is T-Mobile device unlock. How can this be the first app I ever installed? I started with T-Mobile in 2015 I got my first Android device from Sprint in around 2010 maybe. I remember it was the HTC Hero from Sprint before that I used all WinMo and BB devices. Is there any way of checking if this is correct?
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 9:31 AM 0
Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014
It isn't necessarily true. On my tablet, the bottom ones are all Samsung apps, but my first four devices were all Nexus. Those don't show on my phone. If I look on the play Web store in my browser, I can sort by device. The list for my original nexus 7 (first Android device) is different again. mind you, my first apps were actually on my windows mobile HP hx4700. I've no idea what they were. And yes, HP did call them apps in the manual.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 1:16 PM 0
Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013
Mine: 1.Facebook 2. Nova Launcher 3. Messenger 4.Viber 5. Plague Inc.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 4:47 AM 1
Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015
1. Kaspesky Antivirus 2. Temple Run 3. Asphalt 7 4. Modern Combat 3 5. Viber Yeah, viber is in my list too. Viber was actually dominating in the beginning before Whatsapp sneaked ahead and has now achieved an unassailable lead. The biggest factor which pulled viber from taking the top position is its hardware compatibility with the low end phones. Whatsapp was even compatible with the damn Nokia Asha phones. But from aesthetics and features standpoint, viber was always better. Even the viber's desktop client is much better than its counterpart's. Now that whatsapp is leading and due to its huge popularity, nobody cares to install viber these days. Feel for viber!!!
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 5:27 AM 0
Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014
iOS-user can easily check their purchase-history. I received a download-receipt every time I bought something - it's not the thing we need but it's something. 1 Implode! XL 2 WhatsApp Messenger 3 Scrabble® 4 Angry Birds 5 Doodle Jump
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 5:09 AM 0
Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 07, 2010
iOS: 1. Google Maps 2. YouTube 3. Grindr 4. Instagram 5. Mr. Crab
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 5:41 AM 0
Posts: 456; Member since: Jul 19, 2011
Not really my first-first, but some of the earliest I found: 1. Angry Birds 2. Dungeon Hunter 2 3. Galaxy on Fire 4. Asphalt 5 5. Reckless Racing Ah, the pre-freemium era. I still believed in mobile gaming.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 7:51 AM 3
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