I’m Gabriel and I work as an indie theme designer at Galaxy Themes for about 3 years now.
I would like to share feedback and point things about the Galaxy Themes app store that deserves to be improved for a better theme development environment.
Keep in mind that my suggestions are only to enhance Galaxy Themes app store, the experience of who are developing themes and love to doing it and that think the services has a lot of growth potential.
Issue: Was noticed that some new designers are flooding the “New and Hot" section of Galaxy Themes app with more than 100+ themes posted in the last 2 weeks. (It had the “new” tag on them showing that the theme was posted no more than 2 weeks ago.)
Suggestion: Limiting the amount of themes that can be released daily/weekly/monthly or limiting the number of content that can be displayed per developer in the “New and Hot” section so all designers can have the same chances of being showcased.
My opinion: Remove the “New" section again is not a good option. This feature is very important (specially for new developers) and in the past, when Galaxy Themes app had a standalone “New” tab to showcase brand new content, my themes used to sell more than 100+ in the first week release. It’s was the best way to gain some organic exposure from new customers.
I know that in the past the “New" section was removed because some designers was taking advantage of the feature and flooding with lots of themes that didn’t had enough quality just to attract more customers attention, but the issue was the developers taking advantage of the feature and not the feature itself.
Issue: As the service doesn’t have a limit of content that can be released daily/weekly/monthly, some developers seems to have adopted the behavior of doing lots of themes with minimal or almost no changes just for the sake of making sales volume.
This makes the value of a designer who puts effort in its works seems null, because the customer gets lost in a sea of worthless content.
Suggestion: It would help if Galaxy Themes team could be able to analyze sellers who puts large content numbers in short amount of time and see if they are committed with bringing unique and diverse content to the store, as we signed a term saying we are committed to it.
This would organically improve the content quality, bringing so much more value to our work in general, making people inclined to purchase quality content.
Not having a limit of content that can be released daily/weekly/monthly, has caused some developers to stop worrying about quality and focus only on quantity.
This is harmful with those who works on bringing unique content to Galaxy Themes app, because in an environment that praises quantity, the ones that care only about releasing quality content would have to start putting quality aside to create a higher quantity of designs to be able to compete with others.
This can be exhausting as it leaves creativity aside and puts numbers as the most important thing. BOTH are important.
The developers’ creativity must be rewarded and showcased on the store, because it’s the only one that will bring quality values to the name of the Galaxy Themes. Quality and attention to detail is the most important things and it gives a theme longevity.
Just remembering that my feedback is to improve Galaxy Themes app content quality and the work of designers who are committed with creating great content and loves to do this as a job as just as me.
I would like to see what you have to say about the points I talked about!
Since english is not my first language, I apologize for any incorrect use of the language.
Thank you for your attention!