Do you go past the Top 25 on the App Store?
Do you like the way Apple's mobile app store is set up? It's like a Billboard's Top 100...
There's a few reasons this could be. There is more control over the content that you see. Apple's app store is meticulously polished and purged so that you always see the absolute *best* apps. It's like magic.
Everytime you go to the app store, there's ALWAYS a new fascinating app ready to be downloaded. Apple's app store remains a delicious fountain of creative juices and premium content that's constantly running. Like the fountain of youth.
It's good for them and it's good for us. Our opinions of the App Store have remained very high. If we need something, we search up the key terms that are relevant to us and old apps get washed away never to be remembered ever again.
So, would you still like an app store redesign?
- 06-12-2012, 11:13 AM #2
It seems like you can't really browse to easily for the more obscure stuff... and that is especially true in the Apple (Mac) store... the categories are there, but when you say "see all", sometimes you get 4-5 thousand apps... other times you only get a screenful or so... so the issue becomes one of managing/scaling the experience with huge numbers of entries...
But over all, as I said, it works for me...
- 06-14-2012, 11:52 AM #3iPhone Nanite
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I think the biggest issue in the app store is that the ranking algorithm isn't complicated enough! Firms offer developers the chance to get their app in the top 25 by generating thousands of downloads (no idea how they do it!).
They should include more signals that the app is good. Not only the rating is important but how often someone uses an app, how long they keep using it as time goes by etc etc. The design of the app store itself is fine and seems even better on iOS6.
- 06-14-2012, 12:03 PM #4
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- 06-14-2012, 03:25 PM #6
I do browse past the top 25. As far as a redesign...I think I am on the fence about it. If it were redesigned, I would want something that is asthetically pleasing as well as functional, and not just a change for the sake of change. One thing that would be nice is a category that distinguishes between free apps and free LITE apps maybe, if that makes sense.....
- 07-18-2012, 04:55 AM #7
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- 07-19-2012, 09:20 AM #9