iPad New App Store Layout...Finally

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by maxcalibre, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. maxcalibre

    maxcalibre Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just wondering what people's opinions are on the new App Store layout, with the Top Paid/Free Apps in each category now. I quite like the look of it, and it seems to make a lot more sense than by default showing the Apps by release. I'm also wondering what's the difference between how it orders 'Most Popular' and 'Top Paid/Free' as it seems I get completely different results for each.

    Also, worth knowing is that it seems like only the Primary category for an App displays it in these new 'Top' lists, so you can't for example be in both the 'Top Entertainment' and the 'Top Strategy Games' or whatever.

    Anyway, at least Apple are listening and making steps to make the App Store a better place for both developers and consumers.
     
  2. aghartastudio

    aghartastudio Well-Known Member

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    Didn't noticed until now:)

    now maybe they must "filter" the categories better :) i'm looking into adventure right now, seeing Flick fishing, nanosaur, armado, bugdom 2 and such into the top 20 is weird since none of them are adventure games...
     
  3. The Lab

    The Lab Well-Known Member

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    Noticed it but realized you have to click on each category would be nice to see the whole iTunes Store layout improved. Having a tab system would be nice much cleaner and easier to navigate.
     
  4. steviet

    steviet Well-Known Member

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    is there a way to look at all games ordered but release date? everytime i try i can only suss out looking at particular genres or the "new list" which doesn't always feature the newest releases anyway.

    could be that i'm being dumb :confused:
     
  5. eeenmachine

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    A small step in the right direction. Nice to see them tweaking the store at all.
     
  6. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    it's still BS because games that release updates are put into the New Releases section, which doesn't make any sense.. so we get all the Bootant games showing up like they're brand new
     
  7. Birdsoft

    Birdsoft Well-Known Member

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    Cool, I like it... Now add these categories to the device and somehow do the same thing there!!!

    Exactly!
     
  8. Carlos-Sz

    Carlos-Sz Well-Known Member

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    I like to know about updated even if I don't own the game.

    The right thing however you'd be an "just updated" section or maybe a filter.

    But what makes me wondering is that "NEW" means the day that the developer submitted the game not the day it was approved. It makes the "NEW" section just crazy...
     
  9. Aha!! So that's why we were all struggling with iTunes store speeds- they were changing it. Yep, an improvement.
     
  10. minmin_i

    minmin_i Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2008
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    much better

    having top paid and top free for each category is so much easier to find the games i want. They should keep applying that kind of functions as there are so many games out now
     
  11. Crash Bandicot the top paid racing app? They're havin' a laugh!
     
  12. eeenmachine

    eeenmachine Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they actually changed the ranking criteria to something other than the previous day's sales! :eek:
     
  13. whooley

    whooley Well-Known Member

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    Nice feature I noticed - the icon for the Games section changes to a random(?) game every time I open it. Free advertising, of a sort.

    A nice little update!

    Pity the links in the app pages aren't clickable.
     
  14. salsamd

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    But, Ferrari GT: Evolution is in both Top Sports and Top Racing
     
  15. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    But the icons look horrible. Please Apple, use a universal, static image, by you, not top app in that catergory (between paid and free)
     
  16. Dell

    Dell Active Member

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    Anyone else noticed that if you sort by "Most Popular" it actually sorts by name?
     
  17. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    DARN I DON't have it yet:mad:
     
  18. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it would help pablo19, if it were me I'd either reboot, or connect ipotch to iTunes.
     
  19. BOWB4ZOD

    BOWB4ZOD Well-Known Member

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    love it great job apple
     

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