App Store 'All Applications' Link Now Gone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Scooterman1, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    I apologize if this has already been posted; but, a Search did not show this.
    The link for being able to list All Apps, and having the 'Over 100 pages' listed starting with the newest by date is now gone.
    I find this completely unsatisfactory for me as I usually check every day or two for new apps. It was very easy to find the new ones for the days they were posted. Now, it gives you a 'NEW' link but it has randomly posted apps when you click on this. The first app may show 3 weeks ago, or more, and it only shows 2 pages. I won't look at every single catagory to find the new Apps now. So, they have potentially lost this customer. I don't have enough time to look through everything each day. If I'm missing something, please enlighten me.

    What do YOU think? Does this affect you?
     
  2. condor macrumors member

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    You are so right. I used that link every day to see the most recent releases. That really stinks that they took it away. I discovered lots of cool apps just by browsing through there. Does anyone know a way to see all apps by release date?
     
  3. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely!

    I had a daily ritual of going through all the new apps to discover what's new, but now we have no way of knowing what's just been released. I download a lot less apps now. I'm sure others download less too. Downloading less = less sales for devs and Apple. This does not make sense to me...
     
  4. MJFlash macrumors member

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    Hi, Gang,

    The App Store's obviously broken right now - all categories other than the icon-based front page "splash screens" are down. So much for Eddy Cue's magic performance. :rolleyes:

    Cheers!
    Mark
     
  5. Manatee macrumors 6502a

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    I hope they get that fixed soon. I've made several purchases by looking through everything that's new.
     
  6. MJFlash macrumors member

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    Indeed! I've made perhaps 70 app purchases by browsing new apps via the "All iPhone Applications" list (out of a total of ~110). This is definitely costing them!
     
  7. BuzzLightyear macrumors newbie

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    Just use NetNewsWire (or whatever RSS reader you use) to subscribe to http://metrics.medialets.com/feeds/new/ and you'll have a very convenient way to track every new app at your leisure. It rocks.
     
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  9. capnjiggins macrumors member

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    anyone else find themselves purchasing and downloading a lot fewer apps due to the all apps feature being removed for now?? It was pretty much the only way I used to discover new apps and updates that made older apps more appealing
     
  10. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, Apple, but I am not going to click through 19 different categories (38 if you factor in having to look through each of the categories under games) looking for new apps every day. Not going to do it. I'd rather not waste my time.

    I read that Apple changed the "Release date" for apps to be when they are originally released and not when an update has come out so I don't see why they can't continue with the All Apps links so that people can see when new apps have come out.

    FAIL
     
  11. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah - I don't like this change either.

    I'm not going to search each category either; and sometimes the developer puts the application in an unexpected category so further chance of missing something that may be good.

    I hope they're not done with their changes yet.
     
  12. PatrickRS macrumors member

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    I have a strong feeling that Apple is going to feel like a barrel going over Niagara when they see what this change has done to their App Store revenues.

    I'm surfing / buying / downloading a LOT less since the change. How about you?
     
  13. macbookhamburg macrumors regular

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    that´s just really plane stupid ...
    i hope they change it back again
     
  14. TIMT57 macrumors newbie

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    I agree with all the above, there is going to be a whoops at Apple.Those links made it far far easier to find what you want NOW its a pain in the a..
    stupid move..
     
  15. mappyman macrumors regular

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    I've quit using the app store until they change it back. I'm in virtual protest mode, i'll save my money and invest in gold.
     
  16. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    My exact feelings. I liked being able to see what is TRUELY new.
     
  17. rollsroyce442 macrumors member

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    no more "all free applications"

    Probably one reason for the change is a lot of users were browsing for free apps (like me) but still, this is stupid and we'll see if I ever buy another app. I've gone from looking at least once a day to not at all and won't untill there is an easier way to browse.
     
  18. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    You can still see free apps on the phone's AppStore.
     
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    Each page has an RSS feed. (top right of the page)

    arn
     
  22. warburg macrumors 6502a

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    Most people are not interested in every category of app. The person looking for the newest action and arcade games is probably going to be annoyed by viewing multiple listings of books, flashlights, tipping apps, and instructional apps in learning to speak Danish and Japanese. When there were a very limited number of apps, it made sense for Apple to have a "See All Apps" option, but as the number approached 200 pages, in only three months, it became clear that this would no longer be a viable option, so they eliminated it, which was an inevitable development. "See All Apps" will not return:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  23. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I hope that was sarcastic. People didn't use it to browse through every app, people used it to check out the most recent pages by having it sorted by "Release Date" to look at just the new apps.
     
  24. Lunchbox700 macrumors regular

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    I personally also miss it and I did go through it all because that was a way to find things that I wasn't looking for and I download a lot less since they took it away.
    Ps apphopper is a nice site thanks
     

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