‘What Worked for 500 Apps in 2008 Doesn’t Work for 1.2 Million in 2014.’

Andy Baio wants Apple to get social with App Store recommendations:

Apple is using discovery methods from the age of brick-and-mortar bookstores and videogame shops — shelves of staff picks and bestseller lists are useful, but they’ll never be able to expose more than the very surface of what’s in the App Store.

The failure of Ping may have left Apple scared of taking this on, but that would be a mistake. Ping failed because of bad execution, and a failure to iterate, not because it was a bad idea.

Something like Twitter’s @MagicRecs for iOS apps would be great.

Monday, 23 June 2014