I like the idea of choosing what it show when opening, by default it should show the available apps, that’s for sure, buy maybe in settings or even on the page to show a default view, I might add it later, thanks for the idea
I like the idea of thinking about different approaches, although I have to say I find this - especially the home screen - a bit too reminiscent of GNOME Software for my personal tastes.
Nothing inherently against GNOME Software, but what about leaning into the concept of categories even further by thinking about the types of work (or play) that people do on PCs, giving folks the choice to indicate which ones are important to them, and then giving them a picture of what software they already have installed for each purpose, and what additional/alternative software could be used for that purpose?
(For example, I might check in the preferences that I like using my PC to look at family photos - it might show me that I have Gwenview already installed that can show me photos, but also that photo gallery programs A, B and C also exist that I could consider as well - just using existing category data)
I must confess that I also don’t personally spend much time in Discover, although I have enjoyed its current form when I have used it (I’m running openSUSE Tumbleweed right now, so it’s just easier to run my alias for flatpak update && sudo zypper dup from the command line for updates).
All these “scenario”, “popular”, “trending”, “featured”, “editor’s choice”…, found in various appstores, I think the problem is that Discover is not an appstore/repo/package-manager in itself, but merely a frontend to various package managers. So it has neither the statistics nor the human editors to create these lists.
Thank y’all for the comments, I’ll be working on a new iteration and post it here or a new post. It looks like a redesign of Discover is actually something that is desired so, I’ll do my best to integrate the feedback.