Premium section on App Store to sort applications
Apple is going to create a Premium section on the App Store.
The App store currently has over 15,000 applications and above 500,000,000 downloads, making looking for a particular software a tedious task.
What Apple now proposes to do is that of the several developers, it’s being rumored that the game development companies will be given preference for the ‘Premium’ section of the App Store.
This move also comes close on the heels of Apple’s announcement of the new OS 3.0. Perhaps applications of the new operating system will figure in the new section, making searches easy for the end user.
The Premium section will comprise of applications costing $20 (Rs. 1,020 approx.) and more will be showcased. This will help the game development and other app developing companies to offer their premium applications, which according to them are difficult to develop. Many game industry stalwarts believe that iPhone OS is the next (handheld) gaming platform.
This subsection will ease off the clutter amongst the paid apps. However, getting an app enlisted under premium section could be quite a fight. Earlier, Apple was stringent about App Store policies, but later iron gates opened for several developers looking to promote their apps.
Could this move also be triggered by the heat Apple is facing by the mere announcement of Nokia’s Ovi Application Store that one the surface of it has more advanced features for downloads that will make life easy for the end user? Read Fonearena’s coverage of the same here.
That is something we may never know!!!!