“Apple is rolling out a new look to their App Store individual app pages tonight which brings it in line with the rest of the iTunes 9 design that was revealed a few months ago,” Arnold Kim reports for Mac Rumors.
• Much larger app icon shown
• Multiple screenshots in scrollable window
• App description truncated to first 2 lines by default
• Multiple apps by same developer listed automatically
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: By the way, since getting Apple to remove erroneous customer reviews from the App Store is slightly more impossible than imagining ourselves as Windows sufferers, before you review an app – any app – please make sure you understand at least the basics of how your iPhone works.
For example, sticking an app with a 1-star rating because you “haven’t seen any ‘Settings'” to adjust the behavior of Push Notifications, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. (You control your iPhone’s Notifications via *ahem* “Settings” > Notifications > App Name and choose whether “Sounds,” Alerts,” and “Badges” are “on” or “off.”) Yes, “finelineBob,” we’re talking to you. In your review, you promised that if this always-existing feature were implemented you’d reset your rating from “1” to “5.” Since Apple is incapable of responding to developers in anything remotely resembling a timely manner, please do so.
And, to another “reviewer,” if you can read even a modicum of English, we’re not a “shill for Glenn Beck,” either, thank you very much. Sheesh.
Basically, what we’re saying is that Apple not only needs to provide developers with a means to dispute incorrect and/or libelous reviews and ratings, but they need to actually follow through on such disputes. Right now, it’s a just Web form into what seems like a black hole. Users should keep in mind that erroneous reviews and ratings can skew apps’ ratings to the point where they become meaningless for everyone, including themselves.
Since its July 2009 release, we’ve had tens of thousands of MDN app downloads and we know that the vast majority of those are in daily use. So far, we only have 29 reviews, most of which have been very helpful (thank you!), but we’d like to have more feedback. We want to offer the best free app we can to iPhone and iPod touch users. If you use the MDN app, please give it an accurate review (positive or negative, just be honest) via Apple’s iTunes App Store here. If you don’t have MDN on your iPhone or iPod touch, please download it here and give it a spin. Thank you very much in advance.
Lastly, we have been collecting suggestions via emails and from the App Store reviews for the next version of the MDN app for iPhone and iPod touch and hope to implement many of them upon release (TBA).
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]