iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:56:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sathya Tue, 19 Oct 2010 06:06:00 +0000 With content apps proliferating like websites did in the mid 1990s, does it even make sense to count the number of apps? With Apple encouraging every possible content app to be put on app store, many developers are just moving their web content to these iPhone apps. Probably with time, these apps will become unmanageable especially since we don’t have a search mechanism to scan the content of these apps. The app store search from Apple currently relies on the app name and the short description to generate search results; the content inside the app is not searchable.

So, the question is how do we find the apps we need, how do we rank them? If number of apps increase beyond a threshold, will number of sales remain a good measure of utility of the app since newer, lower ranked apps will continue to stay at the bottom and go unnoticed in the midst of a sea of apps for a topic. App store will only get messy with increasing number of apps.