Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Apr 2013 16:40 UTC
Windows "Google announced an update to its Google Play mobile app on Android - its online store for apps, music, books, magazines, movies and TV shows - today, one that is aimed at cleaning up the UI and optimizing it for different device types. It's a model of clarity and discoverability, not to mention scalability, features that are sorely lacking in Microsoft's Windows Store." As a Surface RT owner, I couldn't agree more with Paul Thurrott.
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RE[2]: Too much advertising
by flypig on Wed 10th Apr 2013 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Too much advertising"
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That said, it's pretty much only the initial screen that does that. After that you go into "music" or "apps" or etc and there's almost none of that, it's very simple, easy, and elegant.

I agree, it gets decidedly better when you actually get down to the actual search, although I'd still say there's room for improvement.

Any kind of search is only as good as the information entered about the products

Again, I have to agree. Improving the process very much depends on getting the right information into the system. There are probably other ways to approach this than assuming the seller will provide the info though. For example, there could be more emphasis on user-generated content, or even having professionals add the appropriate data into the system.

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