What do you search for in the App Store?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by chickenhouse, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. chickenhouse macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    With over 100,000 apps available, as a developer it's getting harder to get my apps noticed. Apple seems to be moving to a more search based App Store than a browse style App Store.

    I'm curious to know, when you're looking for an app do you generally;

    Browse through the top 100 lists,
    Look at the recent releases,
    Do a search?

    If you search, what do you search for?

    Specific app names,
    General terms like "fun apps", "touch games" etc
    or for specific tasks like "camera", "mapping" etc?

    Ideally I'd like the people who are interested in my type of app to be able to find it so any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks very much,
    Travis
     
  2. Pyrotechnic macrumors 6502

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  3. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Top Productivity
    New Releases Productivity
    New Releases Finance
    Top Games
    Top Entertainment

    If I need a specific kind of app, I'll try different words associated with that kind of app out. For example if I'm searching for a MS Paint kind of app, I'll try, 'draw', 'paint', and 'sketch' in seperate searches.
     
  4. dthmtlgod macrumors 6502

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    New release (sports)
    New release (games sports)

    Then get tweets from Touch Arcade - that is about it other than monitor the app section on Macrumors.
     
  5. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

    Gokunama

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    Also MacRumors forums - generally you can get a lot of good suggestions here.
     
  6. Almy macrumors 6502

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    Browsing Touch Arcade is my number one source. Although it's obviously gaming mostly, it's still very worthwile to be active there as a dev. Otherwise I tend to use the mobile app store and browse categories for new releases, check the top grossing, and/or use specific search terms for things of interest.
     
  7. chickenhouse thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip.

    There seems to be a lot of people on Touch Arcade as well.
     
  8. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    Toucharcade is a great site. I'm on it all the time.
    Thanks arn!!!!!
     

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