App Store Categories - My OCD Gripe of the day.
Can some one explain to me how come apps like
Craigs Mobile list
Bizarre Sex Laws
All the alarm clocks
Prime Pimpin Hour...and all the other BS apps
END UP IN THE FREAKING UTILITIES CATEGORY?
Seriously. Utilities is for serious stuff like um memory, file sharing, IP stuff,
the section should be short because Apple won't let many apps through that impact things that come under utilities.
This issue in the app store drives me nuts. Categories are a mess and make it difficult to find stuff.
- 09-09-2009, 09:03 AM #2
- 09-09-2009, 10:31 AM #3iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
app store mess
couldn't agree more. this has been an issue since the beginning. it is almost impossible to find anything because the categories are so limited. perhaps if we keep registering complaints they will eventually address this problem. i have written to apple many times - - so let's keep the pressure on . . .
- 09-09-2009, 02:20 PM #4
utility. as in utilitarian
"the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people".
seems to me like IP stuff wouldn't fit this requirement any more than some "Offender Locator"
the problem is less the categories but a need for subcategories like in games
- 09-09-2009, 02:31 PM #5
- 09-09-2009, 03:03 PM #6
In the computer/tech world don't we define utilities as tools or software to assist with the basic function of a computer?
I mean use PC Magizine's Ultimate Utility Guide as an example. Tee hee hee I can guarantee that nothing in there qualifies for "the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people". (that would be games)
Seriously then, where would you put an app that deals with Internet Protocol (IP)stuff
Look @ Handango, and check out their utilities category, they are all apps that help you make your device function better...so an IP or an app that deals with helping you find out the IP address of your phone or the IP address of your WiFi connection...is a utility. Not the offender locator. How is that going to help you make your phone better.
Look on any retail site under software and check the Utility category and tell me where "utility. as in utilitarian "the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people". fits in...and then apply that to the Offender Locator and an IP, FTP, memory type related app.
Which one fits?
In the categories they have now IP related stuff would only fit under utilities.
Last edited by xultar; 09-09-2009 at 04:08 PM.
- 09-10-2009, 10:49 AM #9iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
App store listing categories
- 09-10-2009, 11:34 PM #10