The App Store is past its prime

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Galacticos, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Galacticos macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2016
    a few years ago when checking out the App Store, it wasn't uncommon to find at least one 'decent' app (an app that I would download and actually use and find useful). I feel like those days have been over for quite a while. The App Store seems chock full of colourful but familiar looking games, none of which intimate in the slightest that there is a new worthwhile experience to be had, not to mention a lack of enticing apps from other categories.

    I welcome your thoughts
  2. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Depends on what you use your devices for but I feel once you find the apps you need, everything else will feel useless. I have 7 apps from the App Store on my iPhone and 10 on my iPad.

    Thing is, the store is bloated with photo-editing apps, terrible games, social networks or apps that are already services within iOS.
  3. Relentless Power, Feb 16, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The App Store is filled with a lot of frivolous garbage, which a majority of it is intended for a more juvenile crowd. There are productive applications that are helpful in the workplace or for personal use.

    A lot of the applications that are one in the same, rarely even see downloads. And the developers fail to update the applications and allow them to stay stagnant on the App Store.

    Not that long ago, Apple was going through the App Store and removing applications if they had not been updated or saw very little use. That needs to be a regular occurrence in my opinion, to weed the trash away from the applications that have relevance.
  4. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    It isn't really the app store but the developers who have (maybe with good reasons) run out of ideals on good apps to run on phones
  5. wynhou macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2016
    They need to cut it down for sure. I don't really understand the need for "millions of apps" that sounds super ridiculous to me. Even hundred thousand apps.

    Imagine going to grocery store and there are 80,000 types of apples to choose from?

    They need to just cut out apps that haven't been updated for the past 5 years, apps that aren't 64bit etc. I think they are slowly doing that from their end.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I think there's plenty of good stuff still coming out on the App Store, but most of it isn't for me (which is fine). What worries me more is that developers are finding it harder to make their paid apps sustainable.

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