Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps

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    Apple has quietly added a new notes feature to its curated apps in the iOS App Store. Apps chosen for Editor's Choice and App of the Week now come with App Store Notes, which offer a quick description of the app. For example, here's the new note feature for Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes:
    The App of the Week, Gesundheit, which is currently offered for free in the iPhone App Store, features a similar description. Some other apps, such as those found in the "New and Noteworthy" and "What's Hot" sections of the App Store also have App Store Notes, though not all of the apps in those sections have the new notes.

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    Six of 24 New and Noteworthy apps on the iPhone have notes, while the rest do not. Only two apps, Temple Run 2 and Momonga Pinball, on the What's Hot have notes included.

    App Store Notes might be trickling out to all of Apple's selected apps, or may be reserved for those that are the most popular. At this point in time, it is unclear what criteria Apple is using to determine which apps are furnished with notes, or if it is a feature that will roll out to all curated apps. The new app notes are only visible in the iOS App Store, and do not show up in the desktop version of iTunes.

    Update: App Store Notes first appeared back in December, for the apps that Apple selected as the best of the year. The feature now appears to be rolling out more broadly to other curated App Store sections.

    Article Link: Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps
     
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    clash of clans is highly addictive :) im not sure about heroes though.. heh
     
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    a) this is old. Very old.

    b) this is annoying & embarrassing. When you want to view the screenshots, it automatically scrolls up (to the place where the screenshots would've been centered if not for the notes), meaning you can only see the top half of the screenshot.
     
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    Free apps? Sounds good, but I'll bet it's like the free iTunes songs where they just choose trash.
     
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    One more reason why Apple has jumped the shark. If Apple was really innovative they'd stop wasting time with this crap and make an iMat.

    Yes, I'm being sarcastic. Apple is doomed. ;-)
     
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    Is anyone else noticing that this causes issues when scrolling through the screenshots on an iPhone 5? It brings that section back to the focus.
     
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    Wow - launching this and booting 500px in the same week. #revolutionary #magical #innovative
     
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    Yeah when they did 12 days of Christmas, the apps had these notes on them and it did that scrolling thing then.
    Stupid apple.
     
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    I wish the App. Store Editors would notice my App.:(
     
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    There's been some outstanding Freebies. :) This game might not be your cup of tea, but it won a number of awards. It's pretty cute, my almost-5 year old is having a blast with it.

    Lost Winds, Diptic, Solar Walk ... just a few good ones I've scored as the FAOTW.

    Plus if you use one of the watch sites, tons of apps go free day-to-day, though they're not featured as the FAOTW.
     
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    The notes are cool...but I wouldn't exactly call the feature, "innovative."

    What does this have to do with the Mac Pro? This is about iOS apps.
     
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    Unfortunately it's unlikely to happen unless you are already making sales or have strong industry connections.
     
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    Oh dear. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm
     
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    Yawn. Let's face it. App Store app stinks. It maybe kinda pretty in screenshots, but usability is a dog, both in terms of UI, stability, and performance. It's too bad Apple removed superior apps like AppShopper out of its App Store.
     
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    Yep, pretty irritating. I wish it wouldn't do that when I am trying to look at screenshots. :(
     
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    Works fine for me, maybe your confusing your opinion with fact.
     
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    I hope they feature one of the games I'm working on. :)
     
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    Didn't you see what happened to Apple's stock price lately? Apple is low on market cap, they had no choice but to take one of their few hardware engineers off the new Mac Pro and start teaching him how to code html so he could create this little feature in the App Store. I'm sure he'll get back to work on the Mac Pro soon though, right after he's finished his Genius bar shift.

    If we assume your comment is sarcasm, then you're suggesting that every little update Apple does these days needs to be a major innovation? And if we assume your comment isn't sarcasm, then you have set an excitingly low bar for what you consider innovative.
     
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    iTunes Store and Mac App Store are theeeee worst tools for discovery ever made.

    Period.
     
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    wow some people are resistant to sarcasm..
     
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    @ all the whiners here:

    So Apple does something harmless and you cry

    Apple does nothing and you cry

    You guys are the ones that keep the world from going forward.

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    compared to what?
     

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