How does Genius work?

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

  1. fowareRep macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010
    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


    Jan 14, 2010
    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

    Jan 15, 2010
    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

    Aug 19, 2009
    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. Pravda macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    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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