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What's the deal with bloat ware apps (BBC News)

APX7000

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The BBC news app I downloaded was 15 meg. After using it for 9 months the app now is 180 megs!

Why do some apps over time take up so much memory?

I have another news app (RT News) that starts out at 10 meg and in 9 months grow to only15 megs.

What's the deal with apps that grow and take up so much memory even when you don't save anything, but just read them?


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The BBC news app I downloaded was 15 meg. After using it for 9 months the app now is 180 megs!

Why do some apps over time take up so much memory?

I have another news app (RT News) that starts out at 10 meg and in 9 months grow to only15 megs.

What's the deal with apps that grow and take up so much memory even when you don't save anything, but just read them?


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I'm no expert, but I would think it has to do with cached data.
 

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Deleting the app and re-installing it would get rid of the cached data.
Well, that's a simple fix. I'll have to remember that one.

Just had a thought; shouldn't the app have a mechanism for deleting cached data?
 

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Well, that's a simple fix. I'll have to remember that one.

Just had a thought; shouldn't the app have a mechanism for deleting cached data?
It should, if it's a well written app. Mail is another app that can build up a huge stash of cached data.
 
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That's what I do is delete the app and download it again. I'm just wondering why it stashes so much data/memory.

Other apps over a 9 month period only grow 1-2 meg in size. Is it just that the BBC app is so horribly coded?


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