Originally Posted by josuearisty
"Not that simple to make it optional"?
We have a really great great app developer here, Im sure he could do that maybe in a minute literally!
I dont think that checking for a new update when app is started would use too much data, drain your battery in seconds or take us to the 3rd world war!
Take it easy, if is optional you wont have to care about it.
Actually it was not data usage the main complaint, go back and search the thread and you'll see it was a privacy issue. Some of us are very very wary ( and for good reasons ) of applications phoning home or an unknown server for whatever reason in the background. Agreed that if it was optional, it'd be better, but still.
By now, you've read several reasons ( data usage, beta status, eventual publication in Play Store, privacy concerns... ) about why not to have this feature. It's all up to Hootan anyway, he'll decide what is best.