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App Rot and the State of iOS Development ➝

Marco Arment:

Quality, sustainability, and updates are almost irrelevant to App Store success and usually aren’t rewarded as much as we think they should be, and that’s mostly the fault of Apple’s lazy reliance on top lists instead of more editorial selections and better search.

The state of iOS app development isn’t great, and it’s hard to say that it’s moving in the right direction. I’m hoping that prominent members of the development community publicly discussing these problems will encourage Apple to make necessary changes in order to fix them.

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