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Will iOS8 help revive innovation in the App Store?

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30 July 2014, 9:20 am by: Patrick Pierra

With Top-listed apps benefiting from a tremendous marketing advantage over newcomers, Apple’s App Store has not much encouraged iPad innovation lately.

Apple should kill its Top Charts lists, argues Marco Arment, one of the best known independent app developers. In a recent blog post titled “App Rot”, Arment explains that these rankings “stratif[y] the top 0.02% so far above everyone else that the entire ecosystem is encouraged to design for a theoretical top-list placement that, by definition, won’t happen to 99.98% of them.“

This results in an unfriendly marketplace for independent developers, but al... Continue reading >>

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