App store inflation?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by barracudapartne, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. barracudapartne macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    Not sure if this is the proper forum for this, but I had a question regarding app rankings. A new health and fitness app, 'Fitness XT' came out that is #1 ranked in the category and I believe one of the top 200 overall. I read some reviews (already 199 reviews posted in a matter of days), which said that they artificially:confused: bumped up the app to remain ranked that high.

    How does an app that was out for only few days (which is not advertised on other outside websites through google searches, beat iFitness and other well-established apps in 'grossing' rankings)?
  2. vettori macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Italy, near Venice
    You just need to find a lot of people that buy the app :D
    There are some companies that buy their own app in mass to bump the rank (and leave a lot of favorable reviews).
  3. csnplt macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2008
    Chicago Area
    Like all of those "phone tracker" scams.

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