What is the App Store to you?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Sehnsucht, Dec 26, 2008.

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What is the App Store to you?

  1. The best thing ever. I buy anything and everything.

    6 vote(s)
    6.9%
  2. I think there's lots of useless crap, but it's still addicting to browse for the good apps.

    70 vote(s)
    80.5%
  3. Way too full of useless crap for me. I'm waiting until it matures.

    9 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. It is and always will be useless. I've never bought a single app/never will.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I don't own an iPhone/iPod touch so it doesn't matter to me.

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    A place where you go to get Apps.... :confused:
     
  3. Sehnsucht thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LMAO...I love the confusion that is caused by being slow to finish my poll. :D
     
  4. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    OHHHH, there is a poll.... Well that clears everything up now... :D
     
  5. Sehnsucht thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LOL...yeah..."a place where you get Apps"....lmfao :D ;)
     
  6. iParis macrumors 68040

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    #7
    Mostly full of crap apps.
    There are some good apps, but the majority are just there.
    It will get better in time.
     
  7. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    #8
    Some good, mostly crap but always great fun to browse.
     
  8. ex8886 macrumors member

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    #9
    Full of crap, and apps that kill time. There are a lot of pretty good games in it. There are some pretty useful apps as well. But it's by far better than any other mobile app store before (uhm handango).
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #10
    I like it. Yes, there is a lot of useless crap, but there are some quality programs out there as well.
     
  10. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    #11
    Sorry, but horrible poll. Options 3-4 are pretty much the same, and there's no clear-cut middle ground between love it and hate it.

    I would have chosen something like "Love it, but aren't interested in every app there".
     
  11. iParis macrumors 68040

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    #12
    That would be option number two.
     
  12. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Without a doubt, with the introduction of third party apps the iPhone became a million times for valuable, useful, etc .... many apps are simply amazing (Shazam, Google Earth, etc.) and indeed there so many KRAPPS ... but that's why we were "born" ... getting lemons and making lemonade ... might as well expose all these lame/fail apps and get a good laugh ... ever hear of Amulet? Total KRAPPS, but actually hysterical ... anyways, if it wasn't for the App Store, I know I would not enjoy my iPhone as much.
     
  13. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    #14
    Of course there's a lot of crap in the beginning... but as time has gone on, we're already starting to see the maturity of the AppStore take place. I think there's many possibilities out there in the future.
     
  14. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    #15
    Option number two is not a direct middle ground. A middle ground would be something to the extent of "Some good apps and some bad but I find it beneficial" or a related poll option.
     
  15. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    #16
    You nailed that one on the head! :cool:

    It seems that option 2 is becoming more consistent in the poll results
     
  16. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    I expected to answer differently, I didn't know it was this type of question. Anyways, I answered #2. But that being said, I don't really use the app store much except to see what's on top of the list.

    I use pocketgamer and appvee to get reviews on the higher profile apps that I'm more likely to be interested in. That's also how I find out what's going on.
    I use appshopper from my computer to see what's new, updated, price changes, etc.. And on my touch, I use appsniper. I only go to the app store to actually buy the app and read reviews.
     
  17. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    What is the App Store to me? Well, I'm a consumer but also a developer.

    So I look at it as "a great equalizer", wherein an individual or small business can develop, contribute and easily distribute an app and sell more than a shrinkwrap-based software developer!
     
  18. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    #19
    You just got to sort out the bad ones, which takes time :(
     
  19. FireEater macrumors member

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    #20
    Ahhhhh.....but what might be a crap app for one person can be a good app to another and vice-versa.

    It is a dilemma folks.

    FE
     
  20. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    #21
    Agree with the general sentiment. I have a selection of apps that I really enjoy, but there is a lot of junk.
     
  21. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    #22
    The App Store To Me IS

    The App Store is just a place to waste money and space on you iPod/iPhone.
    There are some good Apps though.
     
  22. okaive macrumors member

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    #24
    See I would vote, but I don't like #2. Yeah there is a bunch of worthless crap on there, but at the same time I am not addicted to it. I might check it once every two weeks to see whats on there.

    Other then that, I check here to see what the rave is or what friends have and try theirs first.

    So my pick would be"

    Bunch of worthless crap, but I go there to get what app I want.
     

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