Hello, I am aware that the concept of being able to run an application from an arbitrary location has been discussed in the past, but I wanted to express my interest in it and my reasons why:
I always took for granted the ability to run software off a CD or a flash drive without installing anything on Windows, and matter of fact still do. And I recall my disappointment from a decade ago to find out that Android wasn’t capable of something similar, even my old Nokia phone didn’t require me to put my jar packages in a specific folder or any other inconvenience.
I like the idea that the whole application with everything it needs is in this one folder that you can move to any location, and it still works, even if you try it on a computer other than the one it came from. It’s like a game console, you plug in the cartridge and that’s it.
I’ve never tried Amiga, but I’ve heard that it’s plug-and-play design was one of the factors that made it a popular choice for video games.
Think of when your computer is short on storage memory, and so you move some files to an external device. Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to do the same with software without losing the ability to run them? I really think that apps should be treated like images, videos and other types of files.
I do understand that a lot of people don’t mind having to install a software or moving it to a specific location before getting to use it. However, it would be much better if there was an alternative with which it is not needed in my opinion. The user should have the option.
I would like to know what do you think of it today and hope that you would consider this feature, thank you.