Cosmosent "Critics Corner"


Our Proposed New Law for the iOS App Store

We are in favor of New Law that would require Apple to disclose per-Category Revenue Numbers for (at least) the iOS App Store here in the States, & require them to do so at the end of each work week.

Also, that the per-week per-Category Reports should include what percentage was generated by the Top 10 Apps in each category, as well as what percentage of apps in each category generated NO revenue.

So, three columns of data per Category, reported by Apple every week.

Ok, but why is this needed ?

Because it needs fixing !

Proof of that was disclosed in court documents in Apple's battle with Epic:


NOT Rocket Science, forcing Apple to become Transparent with the per-Category Revenue Numbers would force them to try to somewhat even-out the Numbers.

And that, could enable the NON-Game App portion of the App Store to (finally) blossom !

We give the current state of the App Store an F-- grade !

When was the last time Apple recommended OR promoted a third-party app that represented an Engineering Accomplishment ?

We do NOT know the answer to that.

Very-likely before Photosets made its Debut in the App Store on June 10th, 2015.

To our knowledge, certainly NOT since then !

And that's another important reason why change is needed !

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App Store "Watchdog"

(July 24th, 2021)

Our Analysis tells us that Apple very-likely does NOT have ANY so-called "Editors" covering Photo & Video, & that Apple's picks are very-likely made by Apple's Marketing Dept !

The Data does NOT lie !


Apple's "Editors' Choice" Recommendations,
& where they stand now

(List & Rankings compiled on Friday, July 23rd)





App


Current
Ranking


(#1 - #200)


Category





App


Current
Ranking


(#1 - #200)


Category


Photo & Video


Other


Photo & Video


Other


1


Afterlight


NOT listed !





-


2


Prisma


#143





-


3


Photoshop Camera


Not listed !





-


4


Unfold


#23


-





5


1 Second Everyday


#164





-


6


Obscura Camera


#117





-


7


Adobe Premiere Rush
for Video



#91





-


8


Snapchat


#3

(FREE)





-


9


Spark Camera


Not listed !





-


10


Motionleap


#99





-


11


Jumprope:


Not listed !





-


12


Stellar


Not listed !


-





13


Twitch:


#5





-


14


FiLMiC Pro


#3

(Paid)





-


15


Pixelmator


#35





-


16


Halide Mark II


Not listed !





-


17


Spectre Camera


#52





-


18


Seen:


Not listed !





-


19


OpenTable


#25


-





20


Cameo


#90





-


21


Tasty


#62


-





22


ESPN


#4


-





23


MLB


#6


-





24


NYT Cooking


#141


-





25


Yelp


#4


-





26


Discord


#4


-





27


Pinterest


#1


-





28


Adobe Spark Page


Not listed !


-





29


Panera Bread


#18


-





30


Aaptiv:


Not listed !


-





31


AllTrails:


#6


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