Top app list...how is it calculated?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by jsnuff1, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that the top app list was simply the apps that have the most downloads, but now with two apps that have been on the top 100 list I know that is not the case.

    My first app was in the 80's after a week. When my second app came out it hit the top 100 and past my first app on the second day, so I got all excited and thought it must have past the download count of my first app to beat it. Unfortunately that was not the case. All I know is that the second app has about twice as many downloads per day than the first app...so I guess they just rank them by downloads/day?
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Right, it's just downloads per day or something like that. They can't do all-time downloads or new apps would have no chance against older ones.
     
  3. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    What was the downloads per day for each of them?
     
  4. SwampThingTom macrumors member

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    Apple doesn't make that public so unless the developer releases it, there's no way to know.

    Tom
     
  5. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    I have been wondering this myself. It is certainly not a matter of total downloads, but a matter of downloads per some amount of time. Not sure what that time is though.. I'm assuming some sort of running average of downloads per x number of hours.
     

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