I’m pretty outspoken about consumer practices and design features for mobile apps! Since I spend so much time glued to my damn phone like a dumb millennial I’ve developed strong opinions about this topic.
What I’m most interested in for the CoG omnibus app in particular is a way within the app to sort the games by genre and content (and allow us to search using those terms), like the tags on this forum already do. Coupled with a “You Might Also Like” and/or “Recomended Reading” sections, that would really open up the app for me while also better differentiating your selection of games to your audience to reach the right people. If I’m not interested in superhero games, I won’t buy them whether they’re at the top of the app list or the bottom, so I’d need a way to filter it for the games that I do want to buy!
Also a quality of life thing: right now if I want to resume my Heart of the House game, I have to search for it in the app again! It would be nice if it didn’t reset to the menu when the app closes in the background, and it would also be nice to have a “Your Games” list so I don’t have to remember which games I’ve bought if I come back six months later.
That’s definitely not a feature I’m excited about. At best I’d be neutral, at worst I’m worried it’ll be bothering me with ads for titles I’m not interested in. Luckily iOS allows you to turn notifications off. Even so, I can’t see notifications as ever being something that sells someone on the app.
I know notifications are appealing from a business standpoint, but from a consumer’s point of view … they’re somewhere in the range of ambivalence to straight up annoyance, unfortunately.