Apple Introduces New 'Browse by Category' Collection in App Store

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has introduced a new "Browse by Category" section in the featured section of both the desktop and iOS App Store, allowing users to easily browse the store via categories in a more visually appealing way than before. Previously, users had to click on "Categories" in the upper-left corner of the App Store and choose from a drop-down list.

    The new collection is yet another move by Apple to increase the discoverability of apps in the App Store. For instance, searches in the App Store were altered to compensate for misspellings, making it easier for users to find what they could be looking for. At WWDC, the company also announced that the App Store would be getting a new "Explore" tab, trending searches and related searches in iOS 8.

    Article Link: Apple Introduces New 'Browse by Category' Collection in App Store
  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    This is why the store was down.
  3. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    It's not really that easier to be honest. :p
  4. macrumors newbie


    May 15, 2014
    Good. It's hard to find great apps when the search in the store isn't very good.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    Try searching for a generic term and sorting by "newly released" sometime. It's almost comical how unhelpful it becomes.

    ...Not that I expected anything else.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Looking forward to the iOS 8 App Store update. Finding apps right now is more difficult than it has to be in 2014.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2009
    Miami, FLA
    That's one sad looking page.....
  8. macrumors 68020

    May 20, 2011
    I wish there were advanced search options.

    Min Price to Max Price
    Category / Sub Category
    Customer Rating (from/to)
    Platform (iPhone/iPad/Universal)
    Release Date:
    Last Update: 30 days, 60, 90, 1 yr, etc

    Sometimes I find a great app, only to find the last update was 3 years ago and no longer supported for iOS 7.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    A filter to remove certain types of apps from lists would be great!

    I like to look at lists of top apps, but they're almost all games. I don't care about games. I'd like to see all the top apps that are everything but games.

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