Should the AppDB make public the number of unique page views
each app gets?
cmorgan at alum.wpi.edu
Tue Jan 24 20:26:41 CST 2006
Sounds like a pretty reasonable thing to me. Anyone interested in whipping up
a patch to store application family/version views? How to count the
non-generated page views?
On Saturday 19 November 2005 4:39 pm, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> This was an idea we discussed in IRC for a short bit, and I think it
> would be good to bring it up here.
> Essentially, if the AppDB displayed the number of page views each app
> got it would go a long way towards estimating the demand for particular
> applications, whether they work or not. It seems fair to say that
> someone looking an app up in the AppDB either wants to run it in Wine or
> wants to know if it's doable should he switch to Wine.
> Coincidentally, this also helps solve the voting problem - since votes
> for gold apps are supposed to be replaced with votes for apps that work
> should be done on, we now have a mechanism to sort the Gold list other
> than by votes. Sorting the gold list by page views would also greatly
> help navigation from the front page of the AppDB, as it would place the
> most popular applications at the top.
> Then again, maybe there's something I've overlooked.
> -Scott Ritchie
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