How do app store sorts work?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by fixie rider, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. fixie rider macrumors newbie

    fixie rider

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    Of the three sort options on the iTunes App Store: new release, name, and most popular, how does most popular work? Is it most downloads total? For a given period of time? Average sales per day? Or does it not have to do with downloads?

    I would like to know how many applications I'm selling compared to others. I'm pretty sure I understand release date and name...=)
     
  2. ayasin macrumors 6502

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    I believe most popular is the number of downloads in a sliding time window. I don't know what the size of that window is but based on how "jumpy" it can be I'd say not more than 14 days.
     
  3. fixie rider thread starter macrumors newbie

    fixie rider

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    I wonder if they do the same thing for all the apps owned by a specific company. I've noticed that mine are sorted by top selling. I assumed it was total sales, but it's probably a similar algorithm to the most popular. So curious...
     

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