Apple Warns Developers Not to Manipulate App Store Rankings

News | Saturday February 4 2012 3:37 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

reports that Apple has warned iOS app developers that any attempt to manipulate App Store rankings or reviews employing third-party services could result in loss of their Apple Developer Program membership.
Feb 6, 2012
Once you build a great app, you want everyone to know about it. However, when you promote your app, you should avoid using services that advertise or guarantee top placement in App Store charts. Even if you are not personally engaged in manipulating App Store chart rankings or user reviews, employing services that do so on your behalf may result in the loss of your Apple Developer Program membership. Get helpful tips and resources on marketing your apps the right way from the App Store Resource Center.
that developers were buying their way to get their apps featured in Apple ‘s top 25 list.
For $5,000, said company will allegedly utilise bots that will download a developer’s app over and over again until it has broken into the top 25 charts. At this point, the developer’s app will have received sufficient customer exposure to attract downloads from real people.
, some of the top developers were already using this service.
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