There’s no doubt Apple has hit the jackpot with its app store model, but it’s high time the company started thinking about adding one greatly missed feature.
I’m talking about a proper RSS feed. Not the one they’re offering right now (which mostly serves up new apps). A proper one that allows you to get a bird’s eye view of incremental updates, price drops, special offers, and so on.
What I’m saying is that they could just throw in a few more options with that (admittedly nice) RSS generator they have, and services like AppGratis and AppShopper would be out of their hair forever.
I mean, who needs to know that the top 10 free apps today are the same top 10 free apps from last week? I don’t need an RSS feed for that. Or “which are the top paid apps.”
I can just see the list on the front page of the iTunes Store, I don’t need a new entry in my already clogged-up RSS app.
I guess what I’m trying to say is I think it would be nice to have the tools to make our own app discovery, including fresh updates to existing apps (that a user might not have installed on their phone), special offers, and everything in between.
Care to collectively shout this one out loud in the comments? I’m curious who’s with me.