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Tired of book "apps" in app world?
These are not apps, they are ebooks.
There seems to be one major offender - Digi-Media-Apps, clogging up the new app section with books.
This company is unfairly using appworld as it's own personal ebook store.
Not only is this annoying - it is unfair to other developers to hog the entire "new" section.
I wish RIM would not allow this, please email complaints to Alec or whoever is responsible for app world? Anyone have his email handy? But in the meantime please voice your complaint and suggest another centralized means of marketing their books.
Digi-Media-Apps - Quality books for your Android and WP7 phones
Not buying the books in app world to discourage this would be helpful as well.
Last edited by blackjack93117; 11-02-2011 at 12:35 PM.
- 11-02-2011, 12:53 PM #5
Yeah it's annoying, but in the realm of apps the sheeple have spoken. It's all about the quantity.
How else is RIM suppose to catch up to the hundreds of thousands of apps that their competitors have?
- 11-02-2011, 12:59 PM #6
YES omg I have b*tched and complained about this forever. Not only that their ebooks look like crap. Ebooks shouldn't even be sold in the app store they should have their seperate store like how apple as the Bookstore.
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11-02-2011, 05:13 PM #14
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RIM wants good apps for the PB, so the developers have some power to influence RIMs behavior.
I have completely stopped going to the app store, because it's terrible to use (search is pretty much useless unless you type in exactly what is listed, else often you get no results) and cluttered with useless cr*p.
I am not going on there anymore, so the real developers lose money because I am not seeing their apps anymore. I sometimes go there now to download specific applications that have been recommended or discussed here on the forums, but I don't ever browse the app store anymore.
The real PB developers should unite and demand that RIM changes their policy for allowing books as apps. I seems like RIM doesn't listen to the many people here on the forums that have complained about this.
In the end, RIM is hurting themselves because the impression that is given through the app store is that there is nothing worthwhile in the store, just books and more books.
- 11-02-2011, 06:11 PM #16
It also makes the BB PB app world look really dumbed down putting off potential purchasers... D'oh wish I had a proper look at the app store before buying a PB.
The stink is, that the said company are wrapping up books for the most part that are free anyway!
No one is at the helm at RIM at all with a clear marketing vision.
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11-02-2011, 06:33 PM #17
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I contacted Alec Saunders.
He replied back that they are aware of the problem, have been discussing it, and are planning some changes. What, exactly, those changes will be he did not expand on.
- 11-02-2011, 09:41 PM #20
Clogging appworld isn't the worse part..the worse part from what I have read is that these ebooks are actually free and this company is charging money for them.
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11-02-2011, 10:07 PM #22
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- 11-03-2011, 09:44 AM #23