I Hate The App Store
Its really annoying trying to find stuff to download. You scroll through pages and pages of apps, then click on one to have a look, then go back to the previous apps page and it nearly always takes you right back to the starting apps page. Rubbish.
Anyone know of a better way to scroll thru apps in a given category?
I agree with you, I usually do my searches online for best rated apps then simply search the name in the app store afterward. A real hassle. The app store desperately needs filters such as sort by rating, price, etc rather than only categories (which I find aren't always accurate).
Yeah, thanks for that. clever
use your computer to look for apps.
Just keep an eye on sites such as Padgadget, Tuaw, Touch Arcade and Appspy for example. I never bother with the appstore unless its to check out something I've seen recommended.
What it is good for is updating apps and there it's a winner.
Just yesterday the icon was flagged with 7 updates. Just entered my password and got on with my life.
Even Apple I'm sure is aware of the appstore's problems and I expect a reorganisation soon
Agreed - and a place with that many apps and no subcategories is weak. Do your research someplace like
iPhone App Reviews by the Experts at Macworld | Macworld
and click the "get it" link and it links you right to the app page in the store.
Thanks to all (well, most) for the help. This newbie owner is grateful.
Ok my turn guys I agree first of all iTunes needs better management I mean personally I love cooking apps yes I am 66 next week and I love to please my partner with the latest recipe. Finding cooking apps is an issue to say the least but I cope.
Moving on I would I would like to review some facts:
iTunes began in 2003
As of feb 2010 10 billion songs down loaded
Applications 215,000 and growing
2 billion down loads
iPad apps around 16,000 ( iPad only) and growing evey day
Apple controls .the digital market world wide by 75%
Now I can understand we all have problems with iTunes but think about it... I know Apple will move to make it easier but guys it takes time the growth is massive YES!!!
I suspect when the new Apple server farm in north Carolina which costs around $ 1 billion dollars and occupies 500,000 sq ft area opens some time late this year or early next year apple will have a whole new way of looking at iTunes. It makes sense as the growth is massive no company and I mean no company wants to make a band aid fix it needs a massive over haul to give you what you want.
So my advice is be patient the light is at the end of the tunnel but will be will be a long tunnel as i suspect January will be when we see a major change to iTunes.
Col.Bris Australia...... A crazy Aussie whom has been with Apple since 1978
Ps no I do not work for Apple however I have been a specialist reseller with apple since 1993. I just wish i had not sold my apple stocks in 2002. Oh well