How does Genius work?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by fowareRep, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. fowareRep macrumors newbie

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    Is there a secret to the mechanics? Or is it based on keywords, title, description, etc.? App sales get helped a lot if you have positive involvement in the Genius tab.

    It seems that every day my app Water Your Body gets a new set of apps it's linked to. Is this the case for anyone else?
     
  2. pnt101 macrumors member

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    genius uses what you downloaded before while it is on to see what other apps are similar to the one you got.
     
  3. fowareRep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not a customer of Water Your Body, I'm the developer. My question is, how does it recommend similar apps? Is there a way we can manipulate it.
     
  4. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    I have a strong suspicion- based on all the unrelated crap it is suggesting for most of my purchased apps- that it is merely looking for the same app store category (e.g. books, business, education, entertainment).
     
  5. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    Had it turned on for the past few weeks, haven't been intersted in any recommendations so fay.

    Have no clue why, but it really bugs me that i can't turn the Genius option off.
    Its always there....
    I wonder why Apple does not give you an option to have Genius off.
     

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