With iOS 11 last year, Apple introduced a completely redesigned App Store with a strg focus human preservati. The redesign would have had a dramatic impact the discovery of apps and download numbers, and now Apple might csider giving similar treatment to the Mac App Store …
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Since its release in 2011, the Mac App The store has been largely neglected by Apple and the developers, some developers even going so far as to aband the platform all together.
In an article Daring Fireball tight, John Gruber noted the positive impacts the iOS App Store redesign has brought, and suggested that the Mac App Store might see a similar treatment to the WWDC next mth:
The new iOS 11 App Store really works as an editorial publicati. e of the things I look forward to next mth at WWDC is to see this kind of treatment the Mac App Store, too.
Gruber, who is generally well cnected, has the habit of making casual comments like these In an article published the blog last mth, the report indicates that the new design of the App Store in iOS 11 resulted in an increase of 800% in the number of downloads for featured apps. Apple itself has touted the effects of the new App Store design. Phil Schiller said in January:
"We are delighted with the reacti to the new App Store and seeing so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games," said Phil Schiller, …