I was looking at the App Store the other day and yet again I found nothing that I wanted to install. It has been this way for about a year now and I think it is because I have reached a point where everything works for me in such a familiar way.
The occasional game may find its way to my iPhone, but as far as apps are concerned I seem to have everything I need. Apple Notes for notes, PocketMoney for finance, miCal as a calendar, Pocket Casts for podcasts, TomTom, ToDo, Monzo etc etc. It is all very static and is highly unlikely to change.
And then I got to wondering if an increasing number of people are in the same boat as me; serial app downloaders who found a place and who don’t need to move from it. Besides the fact that the majority of people only download a handful of apps, you then have the stagnation of people like me. I do wonder how this is effecting app sales and if it is only adding to the repetitive releases we see now.
To be fair, there are only so many variances that can be created and there are millions of apps, but it seems to me as if the boom times are over. Do you agree?