I had this blog post drafted already, and originally had it titled “iTunes App Store sucks, and Apple doesn’t give a shit”. Well, after the acquisition of Chomp Apple shows it knows. Finally!
To be more precise, I think that app discovery in the app store sucks, and this hurts both users and developers.
Right now, the only ways users find apps are through New, What’s Hot or the top 25 of a category. With almost 600,000 apps, that is basically an Office Depot with aisles that are 50 miles long. You look at the top 25, but that’s it. App search is just really bad. Genius? Anybody ever used Genius more than once? Genius is a joke like Ping is. Apparently, Apple is just not good at social.