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Old 07-14-2009, 03:12 PM
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Default Things I hate about the Appstore.

Im not generally hating on the Appstore itself but the content inside the appstore. The are lots of things I hate about whats in the appstore like reviews and bad apps as such but ill outline them here.

1.Storm8,PlayMesh,The Godfather.
I hate these games soooo much! If your a fan of these games I cant blame you for choosing the app but its so stupid! All of the games are all the same they just have different backgrounds and play elements and have these expensive "Points" versions. To me its just cheap marketing of the same app.

2.Stupid reviews.
Here are some examples:

-Says the game sucks but doesnt tell why.
-Thinks every app is made by the developer.
-Forgetting to choose the amount of stars.
-Bawwwwing about crashing.
-Doesnt know what firmware is
-Doesnt know anything developing.

Just to name a few.

3.Repetitive apps.

http://ax.search.itunes.apple.com/We...erm=ds+effects

All the same!

4.Foreign developers.
The apps I have no problem with, but the descriptions are annoying! its hard to understand what the developers are trying to convey to you about their app or why they even bothered releasing in a different langauge enviroment. Localization is more then just running your product through google translator and slapping on the results, its about communicating your product to your customers.

5.Developers cheating the appstore.
I especialy hate it when developers put in a huge list of keywords that contain names of popular app or a "currently playing" list it just really ticks me off when I see useless apps clogging my search results.

There's STILL more to complain about....

Last edited by 5ku112; 07-15-2009 at 08:43 AM.. Reason: One more rant added!
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:16 PM
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Developers see what type of Apps the Market is interested in and make their own version, the same can be said of all of the Major Console Shooters as well. Just how it goes pal.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:22 PM
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2.Stupid reviews.
Here are some examples:

-Says the game sucks but doesnt tell why.
-Thinks every app is made by the developer.
-Forgetting to choose the amount of stars.
-Bawwwwing about crashing.
-Doesnt know what firmware is
-Doesnt know anything developing.
Yeah, I always get a chuckle when reading a GUSHING review where they completely missed the star thing and rate the app 1 star. If I get it right it now defaults to 3 (what took this simple change so long to catch on?).
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:27 PM
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1. Just don't play the game you don't like. I know there's lots of game like iMafia, but there's no way of complain.. if people are ready to pay for game like this, it's their choice.

2. I agreed with the stupid reviews, but what can we do?

3. I don't mind how it's a problem to have lots of app in the appstore. This is giving more choice. And this is probably making more competitive the atmosphere of developpers and I don't think that's bad for us .
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:29 PM
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Developers see what type of Apps the Market is interested in and make their own version, the same can be said of all of the Major Console Shooters as well. Just how it goes pal.
Have you tried a ds effects game yet? All the apps are basically the same!
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:51 PM
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Have you tried a ds effects game yet? All the apps are basically the same!
DS Effects games are craptastic! Seriously they are almost as bad as Khalid Shaikh's games.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:53 PM
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Have you tried a ds effects game yet? All the apps are basically the same!
My post was direct at your first negative; I was basically saying that Developers jump on the train that they find to be more lucrative.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:55 PM
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Biggest pet peeve is people that post a request, bug, or question in the app store directed to the developer. Even if the dev happens to be in the same region and sees it, they have no way to actually reply to that person.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:58 PM
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The thing I hate is the lack of quality games. The pricing is too competitive, anything over $9.99 simply wouldn't survive. I'd happily play $15 or more for PROPER games, full length RPGs and the like. And have the <$9.99 apps in a separate 'cheap' section of the app store.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:02 PM
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The thing I hate is the lack of quality games. The pricing is too competitive, anything over $9.99 simply wouldn't survive. I'd happily play $15 or more for PROPER games, full length RPGs and the like. And have the <$9.99 apps in a separate 'cheap' section of the app store.
It's all Apple's Fault, specifically their marketing campaign's. The way they advertise and update/upgrade the iPhone proves the previous statement correct.
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