05-27-2011 12:17 AM
05-27-2011 01:21 AM
05-27-2011 08:26 AM
i'm all for kids reading, who wouldn't be? but if I see another kids book/app added before some adult apps such as an ssh client and a multiprotocol im app or even some word games then my nookcolor is likely to be defenistrated. Not really but that's the way i'm beginning to feel. It's almost as if B&N are taking the p***
05-27-2011 08:52 AM
I agree, the only word-search app is directed towards kids. There are ones that are for everyone but the first one they got I no longer use because of the limitation of the words and how many. You also have to restart the word if you go over even one letter and can't just drag back.
Plus we need a way to read .rtf files. These files are still used.
05-27-2011 09:16 AM
Me also; very frustrated and dissapointed with how Barnes & Noble is positioning it's app store.
I'm seriously considering rooting my NC; if B&N won't support it's adult user-base, then the only choice is to go to the hackers & rooters who are doing that. I've been patiently waiting for B&N to step up to the plate, but there are no indications that they intend to.
I hope someone is listening.
05-27-2011 10:05 AM
I totally agree. I do believe most of the people who own Nook Color are adults. Why so many children's Apps. This is very disappointing. How many Berenstein Bears do you need? Shouldn't these books be in the book store? We need some more adult Apps isn't anybody listening to us?
05-27-2011 12:58 PM - edited 05-27-2011 01:00 PM
I very much want more adult-oriented apps in the shop. To get them, I think we're going to have to wait until more developers are approved. If you look in the shop, all of those child-oriented apps are being put out by the same few developers. I assume that once developers is allowed to add an app to the B&N shop they can submit pretty much whatever additional apps they want to with minimal approval (in comparison to what they initially have to go through).
05-30-2011 02:05 PM
06-07-2011 11:47 AM - edited 06-07-2011 12:07 PM
*moved elsewhere* - I didn't realize there is no way to delete this whole post.
06-09-2011 07:49 PM
I agree! Ever try Words with Friends? It's a great scrabble-like app. I am hoping it comes by way of NC soon.
06-10-2011 05:12 PM
I agree 100%
It would also make sense to split out the "true" apps from the enhanced Ebooks into 2 separate categories within the NC Shop.
This would make it easier to find both true apps, and the Enhanced Ebooks.
06-13-2011 12:21 AM
Thanks for raising this topic.
Do you have any recommendations on what type of adult apps would you like to see?
06-13-2011 12:47 AM
A photo gallery that allows you to sort?
For that matter, ANY sort of file management app.
A web browser that doesn't scroll away from the "back" button and is compatible with gmail, google's callendar and google's rss feed reader.
A feed reader that recognizes RSS feeds that you have already read
An app that allows me to cut and paste across different apps. That way, when I'm reading something in the web browser, I could actually make use of the evernote app.
Just about everything else I've seen asked for on these forums, I do and will continue to do from my phone. It's not like I'm going to be standing in a check out line and whip out my Nook Color to check my facebook or twitter messages. It's the same reason I can't justify buying an I-pad. All the things they brag about being able to do are much more convenient from my phone.
I don't want to turn this thing into an I-pad. I don't want to "root" it. I simply want the advertised features to work, or apps that work better. I want the machine I was promised by the B&N staff and advertising.
06-13-2011 01:15 AM
I agree with the prevailing sentament...NO MORE KIDDIE APPS. Now that I have gotten that off my chest lets talk shop. The bottom line is that whatever apps that the B&N folks decide to put out from now on should focus more specifically on Nook app features. Apps designed for a tablet NOT a phone. Apps that enhance your reading experience. Apps that would allow Nook Color to stand out from it's competitors in the tablet/e-reader market. Let's face it, the Nook store will never compete with the I-Pad store in the amount of apps offered. However, the quality of apps that will differentiate it in the market place will come from making APPS that enhance the reading experience. We need adult games and e-reader friendly APPS. Got it B&N!!! ?Otherwise , keep up the improvements and let's go to another level with my fav gadget.
06-13-2011 08:56 AM
06-13-2011 09:04 AM
06-13-2011 11:19 AM
I bought the Nook color to be able to see maps and illustrations in color. There are no children in my home and I am very disappointed in the apps that have been made available so far.
06-13-2011 11:33 AM - edited 06-13-2011 11:34 AM
- Something, anything to make the gallery usable! It is useless in its current form.
- Create a way to see the latest apps without having to scroll through the entire list.
Do you really think the only users are young children? Most of these are not even apps, but enhanced books.