GENIUS BAR for Apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by braddick, Aug 8, 2009.

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    braddick

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    The Genius Bar works well for music downloaded- suggesting songs that you may like based on your purchases.

    Would the same concept work, in your opinion, for applications?

    Out of the hundreds of new apps released each week it would be nice to have a breakdown of the ones that might interest me more than others, provided for me via Apple.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    its just genius, not genius bar

    i don't think it would work really, if i buy a to do app, i'm fairly certain i wouldn't buy any more. genius for games may be of more interest/use
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    I never heard of the Genius app to be honest. Unless I misuderstood, I have some downloading to do!
     
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    its not an app, its a part of itunes and the iphone
    in itunes, press store > turn on genius
     
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    jmann

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    I never use Genius. I don't like things telling me what I should like. I'll decide for myself thanks. :p But a "suggestions for you" would be nice in the iTMS but for apps.
     
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    braddick

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    I know what you mean but really, it is uncanny how accurate it can be as many times I've found music I wouldn't have thought to look for via this method.

    There is also a "just for you" section of the home page on iTunes and possibly that could incorporate my idea of app suggestions.
     
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    I don't think it would work very well... non-game apps definitely don't need it; as philglider pointed out, after you've just bought a todo app you're not going to want another one, and I doubt the genius system would be able to recommend a whole new type of app based on that purchase. So it'd have to be games. The problem is first of all the system can't really analyze what a game is like. It'd have to rely on humans which can get iffy in this situation. Plus, all it'd really be able to do is either make random suggestions in other genres, or suggest everything else in the same genre. There's just not enough 'close' variety when you look at it any other way. If you're into tower defense, you'll search that in the app store and find a bunch of other tower defense games, one may interest you.

    Pretty much, it's a different type of store and I don't think it'll be at all useful.

    Nate
     

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