Apple Adds 'Chomp' Styled App Store Search Results and More in iOS 6

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  1. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want to say this but... **** off Apple. What ray of retardation has shone over that company lately? It's like they have lost the plot and forgot what made them so attractive in the first place - Good design + simplicity. They have broken both of those rules with iOS 6, it looks pretty ugly in my opinion and they have made a lot of apps harder to use.

    And no I don't think Steve would have allowed this... (NOT JOKING)
     
  2. iSRS macrumors 6502

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    I get what you are saying, but that goes against their "true" browser philosophy.

    As far as the complaints on the new format, remember it is still a beta. If I am not mistaken, Apple tends to release the new functionality in test builds without the ability to change, and, sometimes, restores/adds an option for view in the final builds. This makes sense. The point of the test builds is to test the new.

    Not saying this is going to happen, but just a thought.
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    You can send your feedback to Apple here. Much more useful.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    What a disaster. What has happened to Apple's software in the last couple of years? How did this unusable nonsense get signed off?
     
  5. bushido Suspended

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    lol my friends iPhone shows 64 Updates and hes like what does update mean?
     
  6. Hans Kristian macrumors newbie

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  7. Engan macrumors member

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    Just tried the new search, and it really sucks. I mean...BIG TIME!
    If Apple dosn't incorparate the "list view" again they are seriously out on thin ice.
    Why change something for the worse? I can't see anyone on this planet thinking the new search is better than before.

    Would be intrested with a Poll here....
     
  8. Nimrad macrumors 6502

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    App Store :(

    I am not one to complain, I hardly do, but the new App Store is not a good update. I should've brought it up earlier, cause this last thing now is not the first crappy thing about the new App Store.

    I like the design, but the new way of having the "install"-button in the lists are awful. When I'm scrolling it suddenly thinks I'm pressing "install" or "buy" when I'm actually just scrolling and it asks me for my password all the time. And now this. This is not how Apple usually does things. Please change it for the better, not for the worse.

    I am though very happy with updates not requiring passwords and the fact that the App Store don't quit when you install it, but I don't want the other stuff to get worse at the same time. Seems like status quo to me then. You get some, but lose some too.
     
  9. Nimrad macrumors 6502

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    It's in Norwegian, but you get the picture (pun intended):
     

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  10. sesnir macrumors 6502

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    If you get too many results back, it's uses the list format. Search for "world ends" and you get the list format. Search for "world ends with you" and you get the new pane format. It's not as bad as you think.

    Also, iTunes Purchase History finally works again.
     
  11. iSee macrumors 68040

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    "...in our forums, some users are already unhappy with _________"

    Is there anything you couldn't fill in the blank with?
     
  12. JHankwitz macrumors 68000

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    You'll only have to wait another year for it.
     
  13. JHankwitz macrumors 68000

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    Anyone that thinks they're going to find what they're looking for by doing a search on "Apple" deserves to have to scroll through 1676 results.
     
  14. somethingelsefl macrumors 6502

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    Why are people complaining about this? If the ONLY way you promote your app is by using it's name, you're doing something wrong.

    When I search for "Facebook" in the iOS 5 App Store and there are a million variations on the name, with no detail until I click through each individual listing, it's a hot mess.

    With this format, CONTENT is the focus (rating, price, screenshot, the whole package), not just some variant of the "Facebook" name like "Facebook 1" "Facebook 2" "Facebook 3" and so on.

    This search shows a large amount of info quickly, without the need to drill down into each individual result. To all those "indie" developers, stop whining. This is a HUGE plus for you...just don't name your app "i-Facebook-gram-with Friends" and instead create an app that is flat out amazing.
     
  15. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    On an unrelated note, the sky is falling and the dead walk the earth....

    Guys, it hasn't even been released yet. Can we save the doom and gloom for when the device is actually released with this nonsense? (if it even looks the same by then).

    How many times has Apple given us 1 choice in UI and had that choice suck balls (I happen to like the ATV layout). Trust them, they didn't get to be the world's most valuable company with the most loyal fans for nothing.
     
  16. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Would like to note that I noticed this only happens for when you choose "Search For: (what you typed)" and not just hitting the search button. Still I think this is a really bad design. Just not a fan of swiping through information. At least you still can do the list view by just hitting search.

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    Haha I just missed this. My bad for the double post :(
     
  17. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    "Apple announced a new Siri feature today. It will cook you breakfast!"

    MacRumors forums: "I'm testing the Siri Breakfast Cooker beta and it sucks!! The eggs are too hot.....Apple is really going downhill, blah blah blah."

    You people will whine about anything.
     
  18. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    i said over easy!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Well not you have a choice when viewing your search results.

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    Ok. Apperently you have an issue with being able to swipe through your search results (which you don't have to if you hit the search button).

    You can still us the app store the same way you did before. How did this make your apps 'harder to use'?
     
  20. Oberhorst macrumors member

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  21. marty1980 macrumors 6502

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    I like it

    I like the new design. But there may be times when I want to browse through faster because I'm looking for something specific. In that case I'd like to be able to switch the view to the current search results view (iOS 5).

    They could add an icon in the upper-right next to the search term entry box for switching between views.
     
  22. sazivad macrumors 6502

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    This is sort of unrelated, but I really like the brushed tab selector at the bottom and the pushed-in look of the selected tab.

    Although, I have to agree, aside from the screenshots you see without entering the search results for the app, I kinda liked the list style better.

    But, I mean, they did acquire Chomp. It must have been sort of expected that they would try to implement stuff like this.
     
  23. BugBytes macrumors regular

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    We'll see. Looks cool enough to me, but I haven't upgraded to iOS 6 yet.
     
  24. JS82712 macrumors 6502a

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    Steve would've never allowed this. for real this time.
     
  25. smarch macrumors regular

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    On the subject of re-downloading apps, there really needs to be a comprehensive mechanism for saving app data to iCloud,

    so that you can
    -choose to save an app's data in the cloud when you delete an app
    -you can download an app you haven't used in a while or to a new phone and still have your old app data


    Does this exist, does anybody know if it's coming or any other thoughts?


    Anybody have a suggestion for this: I'd like to keep all of my app data, but when the new iPhone comes, I want to use the fresh installation. I don't want to carry over from a backup of my current phone. I've had weird bugs in the past that were a result of carrying a backup onto the new phone (eg there was a proximity sensor issue when you restored from backup going from 3GS to 4). But if I start fresh I lose my app data.. With iCloud Backup, I've stopped syncing my apps to iTunes.. Would the best bet be to sync the apps back to iTunes and then sync them onto the new phone? Would all the data be transferred over. I feel like this area is the last hurdle that apple needs to simplify with iCloud to make everything feel solid and secure, sans computer. App data can be really important. If apple started to frame app data in a very clear and simple way, i think a lot of headaches would be avoided. Id appreciate any input... This has bugged me for a while and I'm not sure exactly why
     

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