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Marco Arment Calls for the End of App Store “Top” Lists

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Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and The Magazine, is arguing for the end of the “top” lists in the App Store: top paid apps, top free apps, and top grossing apps. His reasoning is that those lists simply help top sellers stay on top, as many people rely entirely on the lists for app discovery. Also, he argues that the lists encourage cheap, shallow apps, and says that the system itself is easy to game. More human curation would help, as would better search and discovery within the App Store.favicon follow link

 

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nan chin  2013-06-20 11:51
Totally agree - top 10 lists are gamed and indi app developers suffer. There are work-arounds to discover app that are currently buried. Users can discover any app in the store within 5-6 clicks. OttoCat.com