What make an apps to be included in top 100 in the apps store ?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by jdesign, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. jdesign macrumors member

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    What criteria or consideration does apple make for an apps to be ranked in top 100 ? is it reviews, downloads or staff recommendation? is it automated, or handpicked by apple ?

    I tried to look for the answer but couldn't find one.
    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Delirium39 macrumors regular

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    It's based on how many sales you have in a particular time period in a day. You're probably going to need at least 500 sales a day to be close to the top 100.
     
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Might want to make that number a bit higher. ;)
     
  4. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    Is it based entirely on number of sales? I thought a while back it was changed to include revenue to some degree. I'm sure the big boys complained as otherwise apps like the $10 Sims would have a much harder time being number 1.
     
  5. return7 macrumors 6502

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    the big boys can market the heck out of those big apps :)
     
  6. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly, perfect example, walk into an Apple store. You'll see Sims 3 things all over the place.
     
  7. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Sell a few thousand copies a day and you'll be there. Simple!
     
  8. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, and the App store is a "digital store" and Apple wants to promote it as highly as possible there as well.
     
  9. Delirium39 macrumors regular

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    Sales and rate of change. If your sales from the last measurement is significantly higher/lower than the current measurement, you'll move up/down the ranks much faster.

    Sims is doing well because it's the Sims. :)
     
  10. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    Is there anything official on how rankings are done? I've heard a whole bunch of stuff from developers who have tried to glean info based on there experiences, as well as people who claim they know how it works.
     
  11. mpatric macrumors newbie

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    Depends. Top 100 on which store? While most devs find the US store to be the most lucrative, don't ignore the other stores.
     
  12. dejo Moderator

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    There isn't.
     

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