The 2014 Symbian Store, 'AppList', gets fix-ups and rollover stats

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Everyone will have seen that there's a new, heavily curated Symbian Store client for 2014. In beta at the moment, but fully useable. I reported in detail on its background and launch here. And it just got itself a big bug-fix update, plus the news that the app curation has reached 10,000 downloads and '100 apps'. Doesn't sound a lot? These are just the good ones, though.... and the number is increasing all the time.

AppList goes from strength to strength, though I'd still class the client and service as being in beta. Today sees version 1.0 Build 281 released (it'll get offered as an in-app upgrade, don't worry), with this changelog:

  • Added displaying app size to the 'Detail' page
  • Pressing Enter on Search page starts search
  • Added logic to check if enough drive space is available for the download to succeed
  • Added option to view full changelog history (in 'About AppList' section)
  • Homescreen widget: Fixed launching AppList from the widget icon (thanks to huellif)
  • Homescreen widget: Fixed negative new apps count
  • Added French, Hungarian and Italian UI translations (thanks to Erwan, dankoi and Bruno)
  • Fixed updating apps in the Nokia Store
  • Added unsigned flag to requests to display apps that are only released as unsigned
  • Fixed wrong update count in the bubble & widget
  • Added further languages and updated ISO codes for languages (you may need to re-check your language settings)

Here are some screens of AppList in action today on my Nokia 808 PureView:

Screenshot, AppList widgetScreenshot, AppList

The homescreen widget (refreshed every 24 hours even if you don't open the app) will let you know of updates and new apps listed - in theory, anyway; (right) the opening list of latest apps and games for Symbian

Courtesy of AppList's developer, some stats which may be of interest:

Top 5 download countries, based on UI languages:

  1. English - 3490
  2. German - 1824
  3. Italian - 1732
  4. Spanish - 1114
  5. Russian - 1077

(downloads from 36 countries in total)

Most downloaded apps:

  1. F1uptodate - 1146
  2. Shazam - 953
  3. Tankometer - 648
  4. Real Golf 2011 HD - 542
  5. CloseWhatsApp - 504

(12538 downloads in total, only directed links)

Great stuff, make sure you grab AppList and keep an eye on it over the coming weeks and months. See also the forum, where you can get involved with its development. If you're a developer and still active then head for this page to make sure your application is included.