I picked up an iPod touch as I have been wanting to play with the App Store for a while now. The last time I played with the App store was at least a year ago on a 1st Gen iPhone and it was not a pleasant experience.
What amazes me on both the Apple and the Google App stores is the complete inability to search for something I want- unless I know the EXACT name of the application. For example:
In iTunes, I would like to find a free application for synchronizing Google contacts/calendar. I do a search for ‘Google’ and I get a response of 200+ apps. First issue is there is no way to sort them as free/paid. After that, I would like to sort by ‘rating’, but that is also not an option…
The Google App store has the same issue; searching for an App returns a blind list of applications that contain a keyword- no way to filter or sort the results.
To be fair, the iTunes store does offer a ‘browse’ option that provides a grid view of the Apps with pricing & ratings- but still no keyword filter (unless I am missing something?):