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Is Apple Ruining The App Store?

View Poll Results: Is Apple Ruining The App Store? Let's Find Out...
Of course they are! My Apple is full of worms! 28 40.00%
Of course they aren't! My Apple has caramel on it! 30 42.86%
I don't like apples! 12 17.14%
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07-28-2009, 04:06 AM
#1
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Is Apple Ruining The App Store?

MiniGore? Where in the hell is it, Apple?

And who knows how many other awesome apps Apple hasn't cleared.

But if you want a sun tanning sim, then the App Store is where to find one.

Not to mention all the cool Google applications...

It seems Apple is against productive apps and games we want.

Whatcha think?
07-28-2009, 04:09 AM
#2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by russiaone View Post
MiniGore? Where in the hell is it, Apple?

And who knows how many other awesome apps Apple hasn't cleared.

But if you want a sun tanning sim, then the App Store is where to find one.

Not to mention all the cool Google applications...

It seems Apple is against productive apps and games we want.

Whatcha think?
I think patience is a virtue.

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07-28-2009, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by PrivateJoker View Post
I think patience is a virtue.

So do I!

Really, I wrote this article out of exasperation. More than games, this is about all those wonderful applications Apple has seen fit to reject, either out of ignorance or because of greed. Business before innovation, I know. But this is getting pretty ridiculous.

The Google Voice app they rejected would've been awesome.
07-28-2009, 04:37 AM
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The Google Voice app they rejected would've been awesome.
I'm pretty sure AT&T were behind that rejection.
07-28-2009, 07:37 AM
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Joined: Jun 2009
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Perfect example why you shouldn't make "exclusive" partnerships.
Imagine how big IPhone would be if it were available on all carriers.

If I heard that Apple was going to open up the market base and allow all carriers to sell and support the IPhone, I would run, not walk to my broker and buy, buy, buy all the Apple stock I could afford.

Last edited by Mr. Obvious; 07-28-2009 at 09:54 PM.
07-28-2009, 08:17 AM
#6
I voted for ruining, but I don't think they're really doing that bad of a job. For god's sake, the app store is barely a year old. This kind of distribution model is all new. Sure, there are more open app-store-like experiences, but I'm sure they've all got their own problems for now.

Doesn't the App Store have a number of apps on an order of magnitude larger than any of the other app-store-like experiences? It's hard to manage all that.
07-28-2009, 08:27 AM
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Didn't apple make the app store

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07-28-2009, 10:13 AM
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it's just minigore "fans" (not sure how you can be a fan of something you haven't played) trying to cause trouble because Apple isn't pushing minigore out ahead of other apps that were submitted before it.

Games I'm Playing: Doom Classic, Red Conquest!, Battle for Wesnoth, Land Air Sea Warfare (my favorite rts, buy it today!)
07-28-2009, 10:16 AM
#9
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I think patience is a virtue.
+1

patience is key....Yea sometimes people loose it after waiting for a game that has been waiting 2 weeks to be approved thats out rageous...

Maybe Apple needs to hire more people for testing these games lol....

It's all about time, and I dont think Apple is ruining the App Store completely...There are other factors.
07-28-2009, 11:33 AM
#10
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I agree with you however they are not ruining it. They do need a quality filter and don't let ever garbage app into the store. They also do need to speed up the review process. But they are managing the store well by featuring apps and managing all the updates, lists, etc