Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2012 22:35 UTC
Mac OS X In agreement with Marco Arment? I shall quickly venture outside and inform myself of the possibility of catching a fleeting glimpse of an avian sus scrofa domesticus. "The Mac App Store is in significant danger of becoming an irrelevant, low-traffic flea market where buyers rarely venture for serious purchases. And I bet that's not what Apple had in mind at all." There's an issue with the Mac App Store: Apple runs the danger of chasing most serious applications away from the store. While I would personally consider this to be a big win for computing, I'm sure Apple doesn't exactly see it that way.
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Mac AppStore design has failed
by AnXa on Fri 27th Jul 2012 14:09 UTC
AnXa
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2008-02-10

I think the Mac AppStore is a design fail. It lacks functionality, doesn't really stand on its own and what's worst, it lacks some originality. It isn't a Mac OS X application but an iOS application in OS X which kind of looks alien to me.

Apple should resign the whole thing from scratch to be more like a Mac OS X application and it should also make it faster. I think Apple should just forget gaming and support Steam in their quest of creating a standard gaming platform for all three mainstream platforms. No one is going to buy a full price game from Mac AppStore if they can get the same game cheaper from Steam and run in on Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux. Not to mention all the other benefits Steam offers.

Also the kind of feature I'd like to see from it is that when you browse to some application, you'd see similar applications to it and applications that are related to that particular application. Mac AppStore is lagging behind the Android Market which cannot be a good thing. At least there's that "more from the same developer" part.

I'd also like to see meta-packages in Mac AppStore. It's pain to hunt some of the parts of the application suite in Mac AppStore. It would be very useful if you could just buy iLife package and get small discount for buying all those applications at the same time.

Edited 2012-07-27 14:13 UTC

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