17 posts tagged app store
Interesting idea from Jean-Louis Gassé but I think Apple is actually using teams to do just that. Apple May use algorithms for a few things here and there to manage the App Store discoverability but they certainly have people assigned to created editorial selection of apps (App of the week, App supporting special events around the world, etc.).
To me the problem is more about discoverability for apps that are out of Apple’s radar.
It is sad to see a guy like Marco Arment to lose faith in Apple’s willingness to improve the App Store. Is he right?
Apple, what happened to your App Store? #shit #clones
Chomp? What is left of Chomp at Apple right now? Two years and searching the App Store is such a pain, a bad user experience. Something un-Apple. Fix it already!
iLounge has heard from reliable industry sources that Apple TV will soon be getting proper game support in an update, likely to come in March or earlier. We’ve heard that developers are currently working on Bluetooth controller options, and it’s expected that games could be downloaded directly to the Apple TV rather than relying on another iOS device as an intermediary.…
I wonder if Apple will make iOS for Apple TV more familiy friendly by allowing the use of accounts in order to buy stuff games, play games and post on the Game Center. The iPhone is an individual device for sure and a single Apple ID for purchases is kind of ok. The iPad a bit less and people in a family want to share it. But the Apple TV is certainly a family device… How will iOS be adapted for this reality? Using a personal and a single Apple ID to make purchases on the App Store wouldn’t do it.
Welcome in 2013 Apple. Seriously.
Apple now lets old iPhones download suitably old apps
By Aaron Souppouris, theverge.com
With every generation of iOS, there’s always a device that’s left behind. This year, it’s the iPhone 3GS’ turn to become outdated, as the four-year-old smartphone will not be updated to Apple’s new iOS 7. The inevitable march of technolo…
This is a nice touch. The iTunes Store will refer devices running older versions of iOS, to older versions of the app that don’t require the latest os.
It’s one of those things that just makes sence.
Ok but what if the previous version of an app requires an older backend version too that is no longer supported?
Apple, please, fix this already! Hint: talk to Google on indexing content. They know a few things about this (but doesn’t about offering a way to offer TV though services live an Apple TV competitor).
I think Apple’s strengths are twofold: brand loyalty and the ecosystem. Both combined creates a powerful juggernaut that isn’t easy to compete against. Having great hardware alone isn’t enough (Samsung), having services isn’t enough (Google), having loyal users alone doesn’t cut it.
Apple has both and listening to Tim Cook’s comments on the last conference call, I’m sure Apple has some plans to build on top of this in order to offer powerful new offerings to Apple customers.
Completely agree with this. Essentially, but refraining to allow trials, demos and the like in its App Store, Apple is forcing developers to lower their price in order to entice users to buy their apps.