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This article was published on June 2, 2014

Apple improves App Store discovery with Explore section, related searches and Editor’s Choice tags

Apple improves App Store discovery with Explore section, related searches and Editor’s Choice tags
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

As the App Store becomes increasingly bloated with new releases and updates, it’s harder than ever to find the apps you want.

Apple is trying to tackle the problem with an overhauled App Store, which includes a new Explore tab at the bottom for discovering apps. You can scroll down a simple, vertical field and easily look through categories and sub-categories to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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As you search for new apps to download, Apple will also suggest new, refined searches to help you better convey the utility or subject matter that you’re interested in. Finally, the App Store will also show a new Editor’s Choice tag for apps which have been highlighted for their excellent quality or value. This seal of approval should, in theory, help users find better apps from Apple’s digital marketplace that they might have otherwise missed out on.

Check out our WWDC 2014 page to keep up with the rest of our coverage of today’s event.