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Apple Changes App Ranks, Rejects Pay Per Install 94

tlhIngan writes "Recently, Apple changed their App Store ranking algorithm to stop ranking apps by download counts and instead use something else, akin to the recent Google changing of their Marketplace ranking algorithm to give more weight to apps' actual usage. As a side effect, Apple has also started rejecting pay-per-install apps ('freemium' apps that request the user to install companion apps to earn in-game currency). These apps were often used to game the charts by artificially inflating the download count and raising the ranking of the app in the App Store. No word on how companies like TapJoy (one of the largest 'culprits') will react."
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Apple Changes App Ranks, Rejects Pay Per Install

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  • by Dishevel ( 1105119 ) on Tuesday April 19, 2011 @04:40PM (#35873340)

    There is no problem with Apples app store.
    The problem is iPads, iPhones and iPods.
    The real problem is people that own a home that they can ONLY furnish from Ikea.
    We would not allow that anywhere else in our lives.

    Then again if you are fully aware with the situation and buy the device knowing its limitations then more power to you.
    And. If you are an idiot who spends money on things with no information other than "It looked cool and all my friends have it."
    Then you got what you deserved.

  • by david_thornley ( 598059 ) on Tuesday April 19, 2011 @05:35PM (#35873928)

    If you haven't seen many Apple haters, you've been avoiding the apple threads.

    Apple haters typically refuse to consider that an Apple product might be bought for good reasons. They come up with minor issues (such as non-user-replaceable batteries) to claim that Apple products are bad. They frequently claim Apple computers are way overpriced, comparing the Mac price with the cost of other computers with similar CPU and memory specs and ignoring other features. They often mock any praise for Apple as being due to Steve Jobs's reality distortion field or a desire to have a sexual relationship with Jobs.

    I find them just as annoying as Apple fanbois, and more common on Slashdot.

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