Apple Adds 'App Store Notes' to Featured Apps

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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
  2. vthree macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    clash of clans is highly addictive :) im not sure about heroes though.. heh
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  4. rsnapeuk macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2011
  5. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    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.
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  7. 1Alec1 macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2013
    The Democratic Republic of Congo, you racist!
    Free apps? Sounds good, but I'll bet it's like the free iTunes songs where they just choose trash.
  8. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    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. ;-)
  9. iSRS macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    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.
  10. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Wow - launching this and booting 500px in the same week. #revolutionary #magical #innovative
  11. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    Yeah when they did 12 days of Christmas, the apps had these notes on them and it did that scrolling thing then.
    Stupid apple.
  12. SmileyBlast! macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    I wish the App. Store Editors would notice my App.:(
  13. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
  14. D.T. macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    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.
  15. Antares macrumors 68000


    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.
  16. holmesf macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2001
    Unfortunately it's unlikely to happen unless you are already making sales or have strong industry connections.
  17. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Oh dear.
  18. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    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.
  19. AppleGuesser macrumors regular


    May 1, 2012
    Macon, GA
    Yep, pretty irritating. I wish it wouldn't do that when I am trying to look at screenshots. :(
  20. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    Works fine for me, maybe your confusing your opinion with fact.
  21. GoldenJoe macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2011
    I hope they feature one of the games I'm working on. :)
  22. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    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.
  23. skellener macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2003
    So. Cal.
    iTunes Store and Mac App Store are theeeee worst tools for discovery ever made.

  24. Jayomat macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2009
    wow some people are resistant to sarcasm..
  25. turtlez macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    @ 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.


    compared to what?

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