Ugh, where are all these good apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by duelingdragons, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Every time I go to the App Store, its so disappointing to see crap like "Moron Test" still on the top sellers...

    I'm waiting for the goodies like TomTom and Meebo... anyone else with me?

    Is there a site out there that will show you the release dates of iPhone apps? :)
     
  2. rKunda macrumors 65816

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  3. HBK Carl macrumors member

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    quite right, im looking forward to those too as well, patience my friend!
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    The Top 25 Free apps section gets crappier every day.
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The only apps that I can recommend without feeling like a **** are:
    Omnifocus (only if you use the desktop version)
    BeeJive (but who uses IM clients these days?)
    Twitteriffic (only if you REALLY use twitter)
    jaadu vnc (only if you like to check what's going on with your computer from the couch)
     
  6. HBK Carl macrumors member

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    so true!
     
  7. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Of if your wife needs to have you fix the computer when you're at work.
     
  8. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right, because I said there were no useful apps. Wow, people on this site will use ANY excuse to try to pick a fight.
     
  9. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    I was sort of thinking we were going to get a bombshell of high-quality apps come 3.0's release but I suppose they're all still under review.

    Though I agree, the Free apps are all soooo terrible it's pathetic. I don't even check them anymore.
     
  10. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the free ones are a joke at this point, sadly.
    I guess they're all pending review still... oh well.
     
  11. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Pandora
    Facebook
    ESPN
    Twiterrific
    Fandango
    Shazam
    Tap Tap Revenge

    those are some of my Favorite Free apps
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I'm just never far away from a computer with a VNC client I guess.
     
  13. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I guess we just have to wait longer. Could have developers had the chance to begin producing new apps since the first beta? That is, have the developers had all the new APIs since the first beta to begin on something? Or, is it just now (after the release of the GM) that developers could start making all these new snazzy apps?
     
  14. aluren macrumors 65816

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    why make useful apps when you can make a stupid lame ass one, sell for 0.99, hope it becomes popular and be downloaded 500,000 times over?? easy money there... that's the direction i would take if i knew how to make apps.

    but from a consumer standpoint, yeah, most apps suck.
     
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  16. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Skip the 'Top 50' and head to Staff Favorites or New and Noteworthy. Or a site that you trust.

    Now re release dates, are you talking about UPCOMING apps? It's not that easy. I wish Apple would let developers know when they're coming out. I have three in review, including one for 5+ weeks. At least my delay is not as bad as Newber (see www.MyNewber.com for their 200+ days in review ticker)
     
  17. Ironworker808 macrumors regular

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    Don't know of an app that does that, but have you heard of Pandora Box?

    It shows new apps released in the last 24, 48, and 72 hours. Splits them up so you can view free or paid.

    Also shows apps that have been reduced in price. Also in the last 24, 48, and 72 hour.

    I love this app cause a lot of times apps are released for free for the first couple of days, and you can try them out without wasting money.

    Anyway, this is the closest thing I have seen to what your are asking for.
     
  18. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, Pandora Box is awesome. Thanks a bunch!
     
  19. Ironworker808 macrumors regular

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    No Problem.

    By the way, I assume you're a big IOA fan?
     
  20. skubish macrumors 68030

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    ESPN is a joke.
    Sportacular is so much better.
     
  21. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/

    :)

    I used redsn0w on my ipod touch (2G) and now have the best of both worlds: iTunes store , all regular functions work as norm + now 100s of independently developed apps.
     
  22. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    One question that I've been dying to ask is.

    How come the crappiest apps are the most downloaded. Are the majority of iPhone users 13 years old?

    I mean, Apple should have an App Store and a Game Store. The App Store could have actual apps that have a purpose and the Game Store could have all the games and gimmicky apps (like Need For Speed and Fart apps). I think if they split it up, you could actually use the App Store for what it's meant for... APPS! Right now it seems like Crap Store.

    Anyone with me?
     
  23. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    The Sirius Xm app is good. Be careful. It is addictive and the listening is only free for seven days. Has bad ratings because Howard Stern is not included -- whatever.

    Pandora is good in a different ways and will not end in seven days.

    I also use the Weather Channel app a lot.

    (and these are just the free apps)
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think those of us who're paying for commercial games want the fart apps in our store anymore than the people downloading "serious" apps. :p (Actually, I do both... I dunno. Maybe Apple needs a "novelty" section that can be blocked by the user. :eek: )
     
  25. jman800 macrumors regular

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    The thing is, Apple goes for simplicity. Why make things more complicated and add another App Store? I personally think the layout of how things are now are fine. Although, I do agree that the Top 50 Apps are plain bad. I mostly just go to the Categories and find what I need there. Thankfully, Games are in a whole different position in the store. And each section has its own top apps.
    So, the system is fine as it is :)
     

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