In 2019 the New tab was removed, which was the main source of revenue for new themes for developers. To our understanding, the main reason for removal was due to the store being over-saturated by mass-market developers releasing 30+ themes per day. Unfortunately with this removal we saw a significant decrease in revenue for New theme releases. This is due to customers no longer having a central space to browse for New content.
Related Menu or Feature:
Galaxy Themes app.
Detail description of the Feature Request:
In the past, themes would release and within the first 3 days they would have high chances of sales. From here, they could climb up Popular and be visible there. When New was removed, this organic opportunity was removed and themes no longer have this chance.
We would like to request a two-part solution:
Part 1: Limit the number of themes each developer can release to a reasonable number per week. For example, a developer can release a maximum of 10 themes per week. This will resolve the over-saturation problem that was clear with the old iteration of “New”.
Part 2: Bring back the “New” tab in the Galaxy Themes app, and have it function just as it did from 2015 - 2018.
Theme store quality will increase due to this new limitation. Developers will no longer be able to make a profit by overwhelming the New section or other categories with low-effort themes.
Additionally, and more importantly, the “New” tab will return and with it so will revenue gains for most developers. Limited weekly releases can level the playing field for all developers, and allow even the smallest developers a chance to get free exposure through the New tab.