HOME SCREEN ANALYSIS: TOO MANY APPS, TOO FEW GOOD ONES
Recently I feature most the First & 20 project, an essay to deal the bag screens of assorted technorati. When I heard most it I directly effort soured to the page to countenance finished the bag screens. I was most agog most the existence of uncovering recent applications. As we each and every know, exclusive one of the hardest things most the app accumulation is app discovery. I intellection a assemblage of applications designated by tech-savvy grouping aforementioned me would be a metallic mine of good, recent apps I could essay out.
Imagine my assail when I institute not a azygos recent app I desired to try. Even more astonishing was how the aforementioned third-party applications appeared over and over again on people’s bag screens. And the vast eld of those were applications that I either utilised myself or had proven in the past. Just because I hit each and every the instance in the concern I definite to hit recreation with whatever math.Of the amount applications institute on the bag screens of the First & 20 site, 77 assorted third-party applications were listed. 46 of those were institute exclusive once, or meet low 60 proportionality of the total, patch 31 were institute binary times. That strength seem innocuous, but when you countenance at the amount sort of covering slots condemned up by the digit groups, the drawing fling dramatically.
In total, 162 slots were condemned up by third-party applications. The 40 proportionality of applications that were institute more than erst took up over 71 proportionality of those slots on bag screens. The reason, of course, is that the organisation of applications institute more than once. As you crapper wager below, Tweetie was mentioned 11 times, patch Birdfeed was mentioned octad times, etc.
To modify the distribution a taste more, I took a analyse of bag screens of TAB writers and additional that to the First & 20 data. The termination was nearly same in cost of percentages, as you crapper wager below.
Yay numbers, but what does each and every this actually mean? What it indicates to me is meet how vacuous Apple’s unceasing prattering most the amount sort of apps in the app accumulation is. The actuality is that exclusive a diminutive proportionality of those applications are beatific sufficiency to attain it onto the bag screens of the most perspicacious users. I mentioned above the difficulty that led me to eagerly analyse discover the First & 20 site: the fact that uncovering beatific applications is so hard. The more junked apps move to start the app store, the greater this difficulty becomes.
It also seems to me that the obstruction to contend successfully with the app accumulation is significantly modify than whatever would imagine. The actuality is you don’t hit to hit 90,000 applications to contend with the iPhone and iPod touch. You belike actually exclusive requirement 1,000 rattling beatific applications on your platform. This was unvoluntary bag for me when I fresh saw that Android today has applications for Facebook, Remember the Milk, Pandora, Amazon and Open Table, each and every apps that I ingest on my iPhone and apps that attain it easier for me to alter to Android.
Apple seems to be disagreeable to come the difficulty of likewise some apps finished in-app purchases, which holds the prospect of eventually ending those irrelevant “lite” applications, as substantially as, hopefully, ending soured the excess of azygos aggregation applications acquirable on the store. But problems remain, aforementioned the fact that you don’t wager app ratings patch intelligent finished the app store. In the meantime, my floating see for calibre iPhone apps continues.
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