What’s next: The App Factor, a new way to discover apps

First off, to all of you who supported me at iMore over the past 5 years, thank you. So many of you reached out, and continue to do so. Your support does not go unnoticed. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.

Many of you have been asking what’s next for me, and today, I can finally tell you what that is…

Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of The App Factor, a completely new way to discover and learn how to use great apps. Of course, you’ll still find some great iOS and OS X how to’s mixed in, and you can continue to email me your questions and issues, and I’ll continue to answer them.

For the reader, I want The App Factor to be a source you can trust for valid app recommendations and valuable information on how those apps can make your life better. You won’t find app news on The App Factor, only tips and tricks on how to use apps we think are great. You actually won’t find any news. Our focus will be solely on how to’s and recommendations. We don’t see any need in filling your RSS feeds with Apple news you’ve already read on 10 other sites. Instead, our focus will be on original content. You also won’t ever see an ad disrupt content, not ever. That is my promise to you.

For developers, we want to help you market and sell your apps in a meaningful way. We know a simple news post on an app release isn’t enough. Instead, we want to help show readers why your app is great and how it can help enhance their daily lives.

That means two things:

  1. Our coverage will be more in-depth and focused than many other sites
  2. We’ll be much more selective about apps we choose to cover

We also want The App Factor to be a place where developers, designers, and experts in related fields can share their knowledge and experience to help others. Have some good tips on marketing apps? Or perhaps you’ve got great advice on creating kick-ass icons. Whatever it is, we want to hear it. If you want to contribute, let us know.

You can already check out a piece written by Steven Aquino on how to design with visual accessibility in mind:

Four tips for improving the visual accessibility of your app

So that’s The App Factor. I really hope you’ll enjoy it. And if you have any feedback whatsoever, we’d love to hear it! You can find us via email and social via the following links:

Twitter: @app_factor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theappfactor
G+: https://plus.google.com/+TheAppFactorSite/

And if you’re already on iOS 9, you can follow us in Apple News by using this link on your iPhone or iPad:

The App Factor on Apple News