There needs to be a quality control NOW!

11-14-2008, 11:55 AM
#1
There needs to be a quality control NOW!

I dont know about you. but I am getting pretty sick of the amount of cheap games on the iPod/iPhone currently and not to mention the many Sudoku and Match 3 puzzlers that are available. I would very much like to see a quality control to the games that are being released as frankly a lot of them are barely playable >;l
11-14-2008, 12:17 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Belgium, Ghent
Posts: 129
There are a lot of games planned to come in the app store around christmas and newyear, a few big games too!
And games ARE getting better (-> Fastlane!)

So just have a little patience

Please come up with a 2nd Gen iPod Jailbreak!

11-14-2008, 12:18 PM
#3
So would everyone, theres many threads on this subject with angry app members, I even started one that said there are way too many apps everyday that its hard to keep up with em.
11-14-2008, 12:49 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
What we view as ok and semi-decent game today in 6 months to a year time we'll look back and say that game is crap (well for many of them). I keep trying to maintain my list of best iphone games but it's getting pretty hard as they keep pumping out 15 new games per day. I'm seriously going broke buying too many of the crap ones. I'm wising up slowly but surely.
11-14-2008, 12:49 PM
#5
Its not about the amount, just the quality and some of them are so awful and they still pass through!
11-19-2008, 09:34 AM
#6
It's all part of the gold rush. Everyone hears about individual developers making hundreds of thousands of dollars and wants in on the action. I think a lot of them will start to realize that it's not quite so easy and they will simply give up or move on. Hopefully Apple will continue to improve the layout of the App Store over time to make it easier to sort the good from the bad.

-Keith
11-19-2008, 09:50 AM
#7
Agreed. There is an inexcusable amount of crap that Apple allows to go through. I also think there should be required videos of gameplay for every game since there's no refund policy. I mean, Outerspace for 10 bucks might be amazing but who the hell knows and who the hell wants to gamble 10 bucks on a guess. Not enough developers/consumers put their stuff on youtube
11-19-2008, 09:55 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by mrbass View Post
What we view as ok and semi-decent game today in 6 months to a year time we'll look back and say that game is crap (well for many of them). I keep trying to maintain my list of best iphone games but it's getting pretty hard as they keep pumping out 15 new games per day. I'm seriously going broke buying too many of the crap ones. I'm wising up slowly but surely.
I tend to catch apps that are free for a very short period of time. My most recent purchase using this technique was Touchpad Elite which would usually cost $4.99. (Great app I must say, now I don't have to be literally in front of my laptop to use it, although I do have to be in the same room.

Ive only spent $15.10 so far and I'm proud of that fact. It is difficult to sort the quality apps from the crap that is spewed at daily. However thats why sites such as this one exist.
11-19-2008, 09:55 AM
#9
It would be nice if we could put video clips on the App Store directly. We have videos on our website and even mention that in our app store description, but a very low percentage of people actually click through to the website.

-Keith
11-19-2008, 09:57 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by Vende View Post
Agreed. There is an inexcusable amount of crap that Apple allows to go through. I also think there should be required videos of gameplay for every game since there's no refund policy. I mean, Outerspace for 10 bucks might be amazing but who the hell knows and who the hell wants to gamble 10 bucks on a guess. Not enough developers/consumers put their stuff on youtube
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Originally Posted by kshep View Post
It would be nice if we could put video clips on the App Store directly. We have videos on our website and even mention that in our app store description, but a very low percentage of people actually click through to the website.

-Keith
I agree with this completely, a video of what an app does would make it a lot easier to distinguish the quality apps that do get released.