Originally Posted by mcarroll
Is there no "proper search"
There's a difference between searching and finding. A lot of the time you won't know what you're looking for in much the same way you watch TV without searching for shows.
The criticism of the App Store is not that you can't search for things but that you can't discover things very easily, which leads to a mass of undiscovered apps.
If you go to the store one day and it has Angry Birds in the top 10, you go and buy it and play it. The next day, Angry Birds is still there in the chart but what good is that recommendation to you now? It's pointless because you already bought the app and now it's taking up a spot in the top chart that another app you might buy can't have.
So you use the alternative, which is sifting through apps totally at random, sometimes with no ratings in the main view, but no way to exclude apps you've seen so you hit the same problem day after day. You just keep seeing the same apps over and over with no way to efficiently exclude ones you've seen to look through the mass of undiscovered apps.