I Hate The App Store

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  1. tobybarker

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    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?
     
  2. lumberjak

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    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).
     
  3. Ultrimate

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    Poor baby
     
  4. tobybarker

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    Yeah, thanks for that. clever
     
  5. MikesTooLz

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    use your computer to look for apps.
     
  6. Hasty

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    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
     
  7. King Hal

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    I agree it's annoying
     
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  9. tobybarker

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    Thanks to all (well, most) for the help. This newbie owner is grateful.
     
  10. col.bris

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    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
     
    #10 col.bris, Aug 6, 2010
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