‘Searching the Curatorium’

Allen Pike on how irrelevant iOS App Store search results are:

This might make some sort of sense for somebody new to the App Store, but for a person who’s trying to find a specific type of app it’s crazy-making. Suggesting Instagram when I search for Twitter is like suggesting Nickelback when I search for Said the Whale. It’s saying, “Not sure what that means, but statistically people like this thing.”

I cannot tell you how many times I hear about a new app, search for it by name and cannot find the app. Then, I drop out to Bing on my iPhone, find it there on the developer’s website, click the App Store link, and then buy it back in the App Store. I’ve always known how ridiculous that process is (especially given that I know the app name already), but having just typed out my process — well it’s making me pissed just thinking about it. What a stupid ass system, Apple.

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by Ben Brooks
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Allen Pike on how irrelevant iOS App Store search results are: This might make some sort of sense for somebody new to the App Store, but for a person who’s trying to find a specific type of app it’s crazy-making. Suggesting Instagram when I search for Twitter is like suggesting Nickelback when I search for […]