apps for the Archos 5 internet tablet

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dwyvernt
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apps for the Archos 5 internet tablet

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Please can anyone help. I have recently bought the Archos 5 Internet Tablet and I have enjoyed downloading the free apps for the device but I am having a problem in buying the apps. I have downloaded the Shoot U lite version and now I would like to buy the full version but I continually have the same message for any of the paid apps "request cannot be found". Is there a way around this? Thanks
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Post by map002 »

Moved your post to the correct sub-forum, where someone might be more likely to have an answer for you.

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Thanks Michael
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I've never experience that problem before. Have you successfully purchased other apps from the market?
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Thanks gschier for you reply. I haven't bought any other apps. I have tried making purchases from the Androlib site and each one gives me the same response 'request not found'. I must be doing something wrongly. Thank you for any other help.
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So from what I understand, you're trying to purchase an app from the Androlib Website?

If you are trying to purchase an app from your computer internet browser by clicking on the market icon it wont work. This will work on the Archos 5IT only if you have the Android Marketplace Hack installed. If you would like to install the Android Market you can read this post which tells you how to do it (it's really easy) http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=29833

And of course, if you install the Android Market on your device then that defeats the purpose of going to AndroLib anymore.

The reason you are getting this error (I think) is because when you click on the link it tries to do a search within the Android Market instead of on the Web, so if you don't have access to the market on your device, it will not be able to open it.

Let me know if you have any troubles.
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Many, many thanks for your advice and help. I am now able to purchase apps but unfortunately the Shoot U full edition is not listed although the lite version is. There may be a particular reason for this.
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Yes, in the Google Market there are many applications where only the "Lite" version is available. The reason is that they are not fully tested for your type of hardware/Android version, so they only make the free version available to avoid getting bad reviews on the paid version. I notice many of these applications do not fill the screen properly, have graphical errors, or require hardware buttons. However, some DO work quite well, and it's a bit frustrating. Example: you can only get Jewellust Lite, as it doesn't fully fit the Archos screen...but it plays perfectly well. (sigh)

Hopefully the situation improves as the Archos tablet gets updated and the developers update their software.
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Thanks very much for the explanation
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macr0t0r wrote:Yes, in the Google Market there are many applications where only the "Lite" version is available. The reason is that they are not fully tested for your type of hardware/Android version, so they only make the free version available to avoid getting bad reviews on the paid version.
Your best bet is to email the developer and ask them. Some have an alternative way for you to purchase the software. I tried to upgrade Note Everything to the Pro version and couldn't find it on Google. The developer offered an alternative line (to Slideme) and also offered to accept a PayPal donation.
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Thanks for that advice.
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