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Nov 18, 2008, 11:32 PM
Link: How to prevent the App Store from becoming the crapware dollar store (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20081118233204)
Description:: A simple proposal for promoting higher quality apps in the store.
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug
Nov 19, 2008, 12:49 AM
That was a very interesting article, though I am not sure that their proposed solution would fix the problem at all. If this hole is plugged, either another will be found or created.
Nov 19, 2008, 01:46 AM
Interesting idea. If nothing else, I'd like to see that as one of the options for sorting apps.
Maybe have the home page show a random selection each time you visit it--one of the following top-10 lists, featured prominently, with a dropdown menu to see all of the lists:
* Top volume apps this week
* Top volume in past 3 months
* Top grossing this week
* Top grossing 3 months
* Top rated this week
* Top rated 3 months
* Apple's chosen featured apps
* Top games
* Top non-games
In the end, though, the solution to good software getting recognized may lie outside of iTunes: non-Apple community sites and review sites becoming widely popular. (Much the way I find games on TouchArcade.com that I would not have found in the store itself.)