Here's an example of a recurring problem: I'm looking for a simple GPS-based pace-keeping app to keep me on track timewise while cycling, running, hiking, etc. So I find a candidate app via the play store, if it's not free I buy it, then I install it and run it for the first time. Then I discover that its use requires creating an account at some online site. I find this unacceptable, so I delete the app, and go back to searching.
Of course, the whole maybe-purchase-install-start-uninstall cycle gets to be very time-consuming when the probability of success (i.e. finding an app that does not require an online account) is low.
In my ideal world, there would be a way to filter search results to exclude apps that require setting up an online account, but I'm not holding my breath for this feature.
Is there a way to identify those apps that require an online account before installing them?