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  1. playbookster's Avatar
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    Default The number 1 thing i would change about Appworld

    Increase the resolution of the screenshots for apps. It really does them no justice. In some cases it makes them look terrible. I really hope they fix that in the next update

    On the positive side AppWorld seems to be flooding with new apps and a lot of them good!
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    Lol. I agree. Maybe even 'click' to make the image screen size.
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    It's RIM's fault, they make us developers re-size the images to the weirdest sizes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0v3rT3N View Post
    It's RIM's fault, they make us developers re-size the images to the weirdest sizes!
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    Yes, this was one of the many suggestions to improve AppWorld. Other people recommended demo videos as well. See here:

    Suggest AppWorld Improvements
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    Completely agree. Along with that I would like to see them follow MS' lead and have Trial options for most paid apps.
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    Is it just me or did the screenshots seem better before the OS 2 update???
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    Quote Originally Posted by farskija View Post
    Is it just me or did the screenshots seem better before the OS 2 update???
    I noticed that the screenshots got worse too.
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    the screenshots are just terrible. doesnt do the apps justice at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by playbookster View Post
    On the positive side AppWorld seems to be flooding with new apps and a lot of them good!
    Word !! I click on "New Arrivals" every chance I can.
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    Better 'search' for sure.. Sometimes typing the correct name doesn't get the app..

    An advanced search would help..
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    My PC times out on App World very quickly but it works just fine on my PB. At the end of the day I guess that's about all that really matters in my world.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masqueofhastur View Post
    Completely agree. Along with that I would like to see them follow MS' lead and have Trial options for most paid apps.
    Yes, trial before buying would be necessary, because some paying apps can be really surprising...
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    When I Submitted Free Game Night Points Counter - Download Game Night Points Counter - Free Apps from BlackBerry App World I couldn't even figure out how to include screenshots because they wanted them in 640x640, square resolution, what? lol
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    My biggest pet peeve about my PlayBook is the App World. The lag just frustrates the out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlaten View Post
    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.

    That's it.
    I agree with everything except #13. I absolutely hate how RIM's shoved PlayBook apps onto our phone's "my world" I don't want them to put phone apps onto my PlayBook at all, I don't trust them to do it well (sepetate sections). I have waaaayyy too many apps in my PlayBook's app world (and phone for that matter) already. By last count (using App World 2.x on my phone) I have over 500 apps (PlayBook and phones) in "My World. Combining them in any aspect just makes it unusable.
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    also, I would like the option to delete uninstalled apps permanantly in my world. I understand that listing things you have downloaded before would make finding apps you used after a reinstall or new device easier, but some apps are just crap and I would like to not see them appear in "my world" permanantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_Hong View Post
    also, I would like the option to delete uninstalled apps permanantly in my world. I understand that listing things you have downloaded before would make finding apps you used after a reinstall or new device easier, but some apps are just crap and I would like to not see them appear in "my world" permanantly.

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    Don't see how that is an issue as they are only listed in the 'uninstalled' section.. and not the main section of myworld.
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    I would like a search function where just inputing the exact, or near exact name of an app would get you the app(s) you're looking for. Right now, when you do a search, you get results for everything under the sun, and in every category. If you've done a search on iTunes for apps, or for music for that matter, you'll know what I'm talking about.
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    If only one thing: Make it as good as Google Play.
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    Demos. Being able to download and demo an App or game before buying. That's my number one thing.
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    I would like a launch button by each app in my world. so I dont have to swipe out after I purchase app to launch it. And I would also like a auto-update tab on eack app so if it something I dont mind auto updating, I can just click it and it be done.
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    All apps should be in the Beta section until they have received at least 10 reviews

    Any App in the Beta section should be free.
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    if you don't know the name of the app you are looking for or the correct spelling, you will never find it.

    for example, samurai 2; i'd never find it unless i knew a game with that title existed and searched it with the correct spelling.

    i'd like to see all the categories displayed like the 'feature' page.

    example: all the top rated and most purchased games; all 3 angry birds, cut the rope, PvZ, air attack, dead space, samurai 2, monopoly, modern combat 2, asphalt 6, madden, nova 2, spiderman, need 4 speed, fruits & ninja, ...etc.
    all the top quality 5-star games. the ones to show people that the playbook has the top cool games. but show them ALL. not just 10, because the other top 20-30 games will not be found any other way.

    then another for new arrivals.
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