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Apps & Games News section added, comments appreciated


Ever since the App Store opened in 2008, we’ve been working to determine the “correct” balance of iPhone/iPod touch application and game news for our readers, while looking for the right place to put that news on our main page. Now that Jesse Hollington has come on board as our full-time Applications Editor, we have an interim solution in place, and are looking for your feedback.

This week, we added a new section to the main page specifically for Apps & Games News, which you will hopefully see on the left hand column near the iLounge Poll. Like all of the left column sections, you can collapse this one if you don’t care about apps and games, move it downwards, or move it upwards and keep it open. Since a very significant percentage of iLounge’s readers now own iPhones or iPod touches, we think that many people—but not everyone—will want to keep it open.

Another option would be to integrate the same Apps and Games headlines completely within the main News column, giving the stories equal footing with all other news, or otherwise include them solely as headlines in a dedicated box like our reader comment spotlight. Since news for this section can range from small to important, depending on both the story and the individual reader, there are reasons that each approach might work.

So we’d like to know what you’d prefer, and why. Please share your (on topic) thoughts in the Comments area below. Thanks!

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Good move ... as Spock would say, “logical”.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 5, 2010 at 1:55 PM (CST)


great idea.  please consider adding a reviews section for apps - at least a listing by rating, for those viewers interested in screening the better apps you’ve reviewed.  thanks!

Posted by schmidwr in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 6, 2010 at 9:25 AM (CST)


I would like the iDevice coverage to be displayed in a similar fashion to the front-page content. There may already be a way to do this, but it if so, it was non-obvious. When I clicked on the link below the collapsible pane, it showed only excerpts. It would make sense for this content to live in its own section, because the coverage is likely to increase, with the popularity of iDevices.

Posted by djflippy in East Amherst, NY, USA on February 7, 2010 at 10:53 AM (CST)

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