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Another page and a ban.

08-08-2009, 06:03 AM
#1
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Posts: 686
Another page and a ban.

Currently New Games shows New Games, Price Drops and the insane "We have the same app in a dozen languages and we drop the price and increase it constantly and we love filling so much of TA".

So a proposal:
New Games
Does just that. New games only. Every dev gets their fair shot in that space and every reader knows that they really are seeing the new stuff.

Price Drops.
Again just what it says. Devs that drop their price to get a little visibility get their shot too on that page.

The Ban.
Those "games" that release a stack of versions / price drops all at one (Brain puzzles for instance) are gone, leave them out, don't show anywhere. If your one app happens to show somewhere in that mass then you just lost a lot of people even looking. It's not their right to be shown here and their behaviour isn't so great.

There is a bonus effect:
Here in the UK I can wake and find the front page full of a combination of the above. So while in the US those apps all get their front page time in view of readers they can miss us. Sure we can go to Appshopper but if the above could be done we wouldn't need to - it would all be here.

My apologies if this has been discussed before.
08-08-2009, 10:36 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by markx2 View Post
Currently New Games shows New Games, Price Drops and the insane "We have the same app in a dozen languages and we drop the price and increase it constantly and we love filling so much of TA".

So a proposal:
New Games
Does just that. New games only. Every dev gets their fair shot in that space and every reader knows that they really are seeing the new stuff.

Price Drops.
Again just what it says. Devs that drop their price to get a little visibility get their shot too on that page.

The Ban.
Those "games" that release a stack of versions / price drops all at one (Brain puzzles for instance) are gone, leave them out, don't show anywhere. If your one app happens to show somewhere in that mass then you just lost a lot of people even looking. It's not their right to be shown here and their behaviour isn't so great.

There is a bonus effect:
Here in the UK I can wake and find the front page full of a combination of the above. So while in the US those apps all get their front page time in view of readers they can miss us. Sure we can go to Appshopper but if the above could be done we wouldn't need to - it would all be here.

My apologies if this has been discussed before.
I don't remember seeing a thread about this before, and your proposal sounds good. My guess, however, is that the new game list is automatically generated from an RSS feed (or something similar); without active editorial involvement, it's not clear how you would be able to classify the games into categories (though I could imagine sorting between "New Games" and "Price Drops," since that info is on the description).