Apple adds ‘App Store Notes’ to Featured App descriptions

By , Jan 25, 2013

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It’s been discovered this afternoon that Apple has quietly added a new section to the descriptions of its featured App Store apps. It’s called  ‘App Store Notes,’ and the area is used to provide a brief summary of each application.

Apple’s done something similar in the past, but it appears it’s now rolling out the feature on a broader scale…

Here’s an example of an App Store Note, via MacRumors, from Gesundheit, the App Store’s App of the Week:

“Each week, we select a great app and bring it to you for free as our App of the Week (in-app purchases sold separately). Gesundheit is a quirky game starring a pig with a head cold. Spectacular hand-draw visuals, am outlandish story, and infectious gameplay ensure Gesundheit is worth your time.”

The site points out that some other apps, such as those found in the ‘New and Noteworthy’ and ‘What’s Hot’ sections of the App Store, also have App Store Notes. Some have it, some don’t—it still seems pretty sporadic at this point.

The notes are actually quite helpful, as it’s sometimes difficult to figure out just what exactly an app or game is all about by digging through their lengthy descriptions. So I’d like to see this feature rolled out across all App Store sections.

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  • BrawlBro1

    They had this for a while now. I forgot which app had it when I first saw it, but they did not started this afternoon or whatever.

    • Anthony Antunez

      “Apple’s done something similar in the past, but it appears it’s now rolling out the feature on a broader scale…”
      Read better next time

      • BrawlBro1

        Read my comment. I said “they had it for a while”, not since the beginning. -_- I saw this feature a couple weeks after I got my 5th generation (which is on iOS 6 with the new App Store).

      • Anthony Antunez

        So did I but the point the article is making is that now every app in the features section will have this and Apple started adding it to more apps yesterday afternoon not that it was the first time they ever did it. That’s why I put that quote in my reply, they know it existed before but now it will be available on more apps.

  • Osama Muhammed

    so apple writes those stuff? wow i thought they were robots

    • Chuck Norris

      The robots are out to get us. I saw a movie and it happened, we need to prepare.

      • Yaseen AlSuwaidan

        I already prepared my shuttle. You should, too.

    • tggt00

      Wow that’s what I want to explain all these years.. apple is not robots but android is!
      apple got every week app of the week and all that and they have even special sections that added every week for apps!!! android dont have it!!!

  • Matthew Cleveland

    iOS 6 only? Not seeing it on my 5.1.1.

    • Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      5.1.1 doesn’t have the new App Store design which is probably why you won’t be seeing this

  • Omar Ayman

    That’s good and everything but the bad thing is whenever I swipe from one screenshot of an app to the next the screen goes upwards which is pretty annoying …

    • tggt00

      WTF?!!! It needs to be like that O_O

  • Nino 0raham

    i thought PER’S wrote this stuff not APPLE