A few months ago, I went on an app store placement spree in preparation for the Android App Store Competition in Berlin (promise I won't mention it anymore!). The results were telling, in terms of the variance of the usability between stores, and some of the rather uninspired error messages they returned:
- "Please provide an interesting and accurate description" -- Isn't it my right to putt something dull if I do not want people to spend time reading the description and download the app instead?
- "Illegal characters in description! Use English and numbers only" -- Something any person with a sense of logic and group theory awareness will object to.
- "Upload a jpg legend..." -- Which is a nice error when, in reality, the site only accepts PNGs.
I'm just finishing a new placement spree today, and when I started, I was full of hopes that things had changed. Judge for yourself by these messages I got:
- "Password Must contain both letters and numerals" -- What if I want...