07-10-2009 12:47 AM
07-10-2009 11:09 AM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
Yes, AppWorld is terribly slow the first time you open a category. It seems to download everything about the category -- I notice that, if I am patient and let it complete, the next time I enter that category it will be much faster...so it seems to be caching everything, which takes time to download that first time.
At present, there is no web-based portal...AppWorld is designed to be run from the device and present apps which are compatible only with your device...there would be no way for it to do that if not run from the device itself. As to if anything will change in the future, no one can say.