If you find Apple’s App Stores or Google Play a bit overwhelming at times, check out App Store Retro. This late-1980s MS-DOS style reworking boils today’s stores down to low-res text straight out of your parents’ old 386 PC.
The simplified interface is oddly calming. It offers a limited selection of popular titles and a search function to help you find your favorite app.
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You’ll get sent hurtling back to the modern world when you click a link, but hey, the nostalgia trip can’t last forever. That said, I’d love to see popular apps’ store pages reworked in glorious blocky-vision.
App Store Retro was posted to Product Hunt today by Ukranian entrepreneur Andrey Tkachenko, and the project was designed as a promotional vehicle for the Appstorio, Softwario and Androio app rankings sites. The work is based on the Bootstra.386 theme for Bootstrap.
I love the modern world, but part of me wishes life was as simple as it was when 386 PCs were cutting edge stuff.