Picasa doesn’t take no for an answer

Every day (I think in fact, every time my phone connects to Wifi) it asks:

“Gallery requests permission for Picasa Web Albums”

It then only allows two ways of answering this question:

“Cancel”, “Login”

When I press Cancel, the Picasa mob leaves me alone for about a day. Only to repeat this question the next day. And the next…



My android phone is worse than a broken record

How about adding an option to DENY ?

Or better yet, why not formulate this questions as an actual question?

Can Gallery access your Picasa Web Albums??

“NO”, “YES”

Or, even better, why ask this at all?? Instead, create an option “Synch. Gallery with Picasa” and turn it off by default. Then, when I turn it on, then ask me for permission and login details.

I wonder whether the devs at Google that came up with this user interface have children? And how these children ask for an ice cream?

  • “Mommy can I have an ice cream?”
  • “cancel”
  • “Mommy can I have an ice cream?”
  • “cancel”
  • “Mommy can I have an ice cream?”
  • ….

Please fix this Google. I have never used Picasa in my life, but when someone now mentions its name, I see images of Godfather and cut-off horse heads because of the gangster-like way in which it is pressuring me to give it a permission I do not want to give it.

Don’t be evil.


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