After posting last week on a few apps that have now completely disappeared off the app store it made me start to think about where these apps go. Of course, the short answer is nowhere. Except if you have them in your own personal local iTunes account. Other than that, they vanish completely. That’s it.

That’s a real shame in my opinion. I know that developers interests and priorities can move on and change and an app that was great one day can be forgotten all too quickly without updates. Of course there can be a huge number of reasons for apps disappearing, but I’m interested in ideas about how we might curate or collect those apps that are coming to the end of their app store life to keep them going.

I’m open to ideas and suggestions. Tell me what you think.

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