In iOS 6, recently downloaded apps are denoted with a banner that sits on top of the app icon on the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. While this “new” banner feature is a nice start, Apple could make this much better and more beneficial to the user and here’s how.
What is a new app?
When most folks think of new apps, I’m pretty sure they are thinking about apps recently launched in the App Store. In iOS 6 beta, however, “new” apps aren’t necessarily so. In fact, some have been around for years.
For example, I recently bought and downloaded the $2.99 Reeder app on my iPhone. Originally released in 2009, Mobile Apps Development Reeder isn’t exactly fresh, although it was updated just days ago. Still, in iOS 6, the Reeder icon is marked “new” on my iPhone and will continue to be until I use the app for the first time.Read More