My wishlist. Yup, I have a long one.
(1) Increase resolution of images.
(2) Increase size of the images.
(3) Images must be mandatory for all apps.
(4) Make the written section mandatory whereby developers actually explain what their app does.
(5a) Reinstitute the "What's updated" section - utterly stupid for RIM to remove that.
(5b) If "What's updated" is now impossible , add the following to "My World" - a section called "Apps I'm Tracking" whereby the user could add apps that they want to keep an eye on to see if updates have been applied before the app is downloaded.
How is this different from the current My World settings? Well I'll tell you I had installed RichPix which worked fine for a few months and then stopped working; I deleted it. Some months later, I saw that it appeared in the "What's updated" section so I downloaded it again as the app now worked. I suppose I could have kept the app on my Playbook but for those people who delete non-functioning apps like myself, it would be helpful to be able to track them so that we would know if an upgrade has arrived and fixed the problem.
The other use for this would be as a way for the user to keep track of apps he/she may want to download/purchase sometime in the future as opposed to right now, i.e., like a To buy list.
6) Make it mandatory that change logs be included.
7) Make it even more mandtory that change logs be included when the app switches from a native app to an android app.
8) Make it even that much more mandatory that change logs be included when the app goes from a native app to an android app and loses functionaity that the original native app had. Ya, I'm looking at you iSpeechTranslator - changed to Android and removed the ability to speak your text and have it translated. That's a great upgrade - not!
9) Increase the number of apps shown as What's New, Top Paid, Top Free, etc, to, at minimum, 50; preferably more.
10) Increase the options to which a search can be performed.
11) Add a section to "My World" to which the user could put the name of the developer they happen to like that would actively monitor when the developer adds/updates apps in the store. If said developer has added a new app or updated an existing app, then a notification should occur so that the user is aware of the changes.
12) Provide an indication that an app is "native" vs "native-android".
13) And I haven't thought this one through to much, but allow the Playbook to have an option to search for apps that are compatible on your phone; be able to purchase the app; and then have the app automatically downloaded to my phone. My main reason for this is that the current design of App World, while maybe working smoothly on the OS 7 phones, doesn't always seem to work well on the OS 6 phones. Using a 9780, for example, I'm constantly scrolling right or left when I want to be scrolling down. I just find it very finicky to browse on a 9780. Navigating App World on the Playbook is substantially easier.