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"New iPhone Games" page now worthless

04-01-2010, 03:03 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 23
"New iPhone Games" page now worthless

In recent months, the touchArcade page http://toucharcade.com/newest-iphone-games/ has become gradually less useful. The reason is that it only includes the 60 most recent new additions and price drops, and these have come at an increasing pace to the point that one must check the page multiple times each day to see all the apps that cycle through.

Today however, it went over the line by adding all "HD" and "iPad" apps. The oldest app on the page is now 2 hours old. This makes it useless not only for iPhone apps, but for iPad apps as well.

Please consider segregating iPad apps onto a separate page.

Further, I'd suggest a more complex interface that allows more flexible searches. For example, I would love to have the ability to search only for apps that:

-- are for iPhone
-- are Free
-- do not contain the word "Free" or "Lite" in the name

In the meantime, anyone know of another site with more detailed search abilities?
04-01-2010, 03:05 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,711

04-01-2010, 03:07 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Yep best site, exactly what you want right there. Made by the same guy who made TouchArcade for you.
04-01-2010, 03:20 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zincous View Post
Yep best site, exactly what you want right there. Made by the same guy who made TouchArcade for you.
I agree that appshopper is better than average in the flexibility department, but it definitely doesn't do what I need, for two reasons:

1. There's no way to look at only iPhone apps. You can look at all apps or iPad only apps, but not iPhone only apps.

2. It does not allow searching by name.

This page comes closest: http://appshopper.com/all/games/prices/free but it still lumps in a bunch of stuff I'm not looking for that would be easy to exclude if only the interface allowed it.

(Of course, the best solution would be for Apple to improve the App Store interface at the source, but they seem to always follow the rule "simple above useful".)

I'm not really trying to be negative; it just seems to me that there's no reason for this functionality not to exist.
04-01-2010, 05:31 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Japan -> S.Korea -> USA
Posts: 944
On New Games section, iphone games and ipad games should be separate...
04-01-2010, 06:17 PM
#6
They should be seperate, so iPod Touch/iPhone juniors do not get confused.
04-01-2010, 06:18 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
we're working on it
04-01-2010, 11:23 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
we're working on it
Sweet! THanks.