Apple’s Eddy Cue: U.S. Presidential candidates should make Apple TV apps (plus: Apple’s best Apple TV apps of 2015)

“Since 2009, Apple has published year-end lists of its App Store’s standout offerings,” John Paczkowski reports for BuzzFeed.

“Curated by the company’s editors, the lists are closely watched by developers as a ‘Best Of’ tap from Apple promises a spike in visibility — and downloads,” Paczkowski reports. “This year, Apple is once again touting its annual editorial picks, and not just for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but for the fledgling Apple TV App Store as well.”

“For Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services — and the guy who oversees the company’s media business — this first best-of list is a hint of what’s to come for a platform the company hopes will evolve in much the same way as the original iPhone App Store,” Paczkowski reports. “‘We’re seeing tremendous developer interest,’ Cue told BuzzFeed News. ‘Already we have over 2,000 apps live in the store. And on the customer side, things are going great. What we’ve found is that a little over half of transactions are coming from people upgrading from the last Apple TV and just about the other half are coming from new customers that are buying their first Apple TV.'”

There’s so much interest in the current presidential election across so many age groups and demographics, etc. — there is a huge opportunity there. If was a news guy covering the elections I’d create an Apple TV app. If I was one of the candidates I’d create an Apple TV app. — Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of internet software and services

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s best Apple TV apps of 2015:

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1. Rayman Adventures
2. Lumina City
3. Beat Sports
4. Skylanders Supercharger
5. Guitar Hero Live
6. Beneath The Lighthouse TV
7. Octodad: Deadliest Catch
8: Crossy Road
9. Transistor
10 Just Dance Now

1. HBO Now
2. Zova Personal Trainer
3. Kitchen Stories
4. Netflix
5. AirBnB
6. Showtime
7. Storehouse
8. Hulu
9. Sago Mini Fairy Tales TV
10. Playkids

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  1. What would Hillary Clinton’s app do, delete 32,000 emails and then lie about it under oath? Or would it play a YouTube video upon which to affix blame in a transparent attempt to cover up every time Americans died on her watch? Would it track microagressions? Provide locations of safe spaces? Protect rapist husbands from “vast right wing conspiracies? Or would it just sell really bad polyester pantsuits?

    1. What’s the Bernie app do? Take your paycheck and flush it down the toilet in the name of “the common good” by making everyone equally poor? Or does it just play an endless loop of unicorns farting rainbows?

      1. First,

        You really ought to read what Bernie is saying rather than getting all twisted around the axle on labels. Bernie is the one guy who can’t be bought. You’re so partisan that you fail to see that Bernie is highly centrist on a lot of issues: the 2nd Amendment, for one. He’s the most pro- small business candidate by far. His budget proposals make sense because he’s NOT marxist/socialist he’s a social democrat in the mold of German politics. If you looked, Germany’s economy rocks because they engage everyone in business, not just the richest few.

        We all know the wicked witch from Ark/NY is bought and paid for by Wall Street, just like over half of the Republicans. The other Republican candidates are so religious nut cases. Sorry, but people who think it’s okay to restrict trade and travel because of skin color or place of birth or religion are just dinosaurs who need to die. I have family overseas, and I will never vote for a president that makes me jump through stupid hoops and over-the-top airport security theatre driven by paranoia in order to visit them.

    2. I don’t know why there was a one star on that comment. i was just merely stating a fact. no other candidate has an app. look yourself. and as far as flushing your paycheck down the toilet, don’t forget that running water is possible because of the government….so taxes aren’t a bad thing, you just wanna make sure they are going to things that are society needs…like running water.

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