Apple Refreshes the App Store - "Ready, Set, Download!"

Apple sets the scene for the weekend, informs Twitter followers that the App Store awaits

By on March 31st, 2012 20:01 GMT

Apple has announced on Twitter that the App Store has been “refreshed” and that customers should get ready to download “the latest, greatest apps.”

A tweet fired off by the staffers handling the @AppStore Twitter stream for Apple says (on behalf of the Cupertino giant): “We just updated @AppStore with the latest, greatest apps. Ready, set, download! #AppStoreRefresh tw.appstore.com/rW4”

The included link takes customers to the front page of the iTunes App Store in their respective country. The main App Store page will differ in appearance depending on your location.

The most popular applications in your country will be shown first, while the reel in the top banner will cycle la creme-de-la-creme of both paid and free titles (again, only those available in your country).

Considering that the United States is Apple’s primary target, the “New and Noteworthy” applications currently featured on the US App Store include: The Masters of Gold Tournament; EPOCH.; Buzz Contacts; Universal Movie Tycoon; Egg Dyeing 101; Gnu Revenge; Kibits; Bumpy Pay; Cordy Sky; Fitocracy; Dark Meadow: The Pact; Madonna; Tiny Monsters; Pat the Bunny, and many more.

The “What’s Hot” section unsurprisingly features Angry Birds Space as the top downloaded titles, followed by MLB.com At Bat, Hipstamatic, Hunters 2, Swordigo, Sliced Bread, Rollerhog, PayPal, Hunger Games: Girl on Fire; SearGuru by TripAdvisor; Madcoaster; Light The Flower, and more.

As for the who’s-who-reel, Apple highlights Snapguide as the iPhone App of the Week, and Fibble as the iPhone Game of the Week. Snapguide is a free app that lets you share and view step-by-step how to guides, whereas Fibble costs two bucks and offers physics-based puzzle fun.

The front banner also cycles Quick-Fix Games (time killing titles), the Masters 2012 (the official app for the Masters Golf Tournament), and all the iPhone and iPad applications ever released by Disney. One of those apps is Where’s My Water?, the famous title that stopped Apple’s 25 billion downloads countdown earlier this month.

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