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Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 18, 2008.

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    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.

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    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.)

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