Featured apps

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by phreebees, May 19, 2009.

  1. phreebees macrumors member

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    Does everyone get a spot in the featured or whats new section of the app store when they first release an app? Like for 24 hours or something?
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    No, it's basically at the whim of whoever runs the App Store. Most apps never appear in those lists.
     
  3. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Getting featured is the ultimate goal of any developer because it instantly means lots of exposure and therefore sales. Unfortunately, it's generally only the big name software houses with already famous titles that get featured but then Apple does warn developers to have some high quality artwork ready in case they ask for it to be featured. Don't blow the opportunity if it ever does arise!!

    Of course, a TV ad feature is the ultimate holy grail for any app, but then you may have a better chance of winning the lottery ;)
     
  4. phreebees thread starter macrumors member

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    Does the same apply to the what's new list too?
     
  5. Delirium39 macrumors regular

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    Actually, I think the top What's New spot on the phone is worth much more than the tv commercials, as you're constantly visible for a least a week or two on millions of phones. I've been in the top What's New spot before. I'll let you know how it compares when I get a commercial. :)

    Yes, all the lists are chosen by Apple, and have very little to do with actual sales.
     
  6. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    Basically, bottom line, don't count on being featured. If you do it's a big bonus. Note the What's New section is actually called "New & Noteworthy". What's noteworthy? Only Apple knows! ;)

    I'd say getting one of the top premium boxes at the top is really good for your app but I don't know yet ;):D
     

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