Just curious, why do we need the [app] tags?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Why do we need the [app] tags? Why need the LinktoApps thing at all? You could just right-click the app's name in iTunes and click "Copy iTunes Store URL", and paste it here or wrap it around with tags like any other link?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure what [app] tags you are referring to, but I sure would like to know when I'm about to click on an iTunes link.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    So instead of typing [ app ]FlightControl[ /app ] you would rather go into iTunes, search, wait for the page to load? Right click, copy, paste, click.

    I know I could use those few seconds saved to...well spy on MR Spy more.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I didn't even know there was an [app] tag.


    Anyway, just continue copying the URL of the song and pasting it. That's what most people do, I think.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    arn has provided us with a few ways to use MacRumors' sister sites.

    arn introduced the [app] tag in the LinktoApp.com App Store Linking Tool, New [app] Tag for Forums thread. The tag is handy for those of us who like taking the lazy approach when linking to iTunes Store applications.

    For example, there was a favorable review of the Space Ninja game over at touchArcade today. If I want to link you to the game, I can type [app]Space Ninja[/app] and have it come out [app]Space Ninja[/app]. Easy as pi. :)

    When I tell people about iPhone and iPod touch apps, I sometimes take an extra step, and give them a URL to AppShopper, e.g.,
    That way, they can read about the application and see screenshots and a price history without even launching iTunes. One click at AppShopper will take them to the application in the iTunes Store.
     

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