This is how broken app discovery is on the App Store

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Rogifan, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    #1
    http://gedblog.com/2014/12/15/how-broken-is-discovery-on-the-app-store-this-broken/

    I tested this out and got something similar. Most of the apps that came back were photo collage apps. And when I did a search on podcasts I got results back for Flipboard, radio apps like TuneIn, alarm clock apps, and even an app on fly fishing. Downcast was in the top 10 but other apps like Instacast and Overcast were way down the list. Apple really needs to improve app discovery. It's pathetically bad.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    And then developers would complain that their shovelware doesn't get enough exposure on the App Store. :rolleyes:

    This by the way, is not an issue on the Mac App Store.

    Is it an issue? Yes. But it amazes me that the media is now just reporting on it three years later.
     
  3. TimelessOne macrumors regular

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    compare this to Google Play on the same search term Twitter. Almost all of the top 20 are legit twitter apps.
     

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