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Old 05-05-2012, 08:17 AM
matador1978 matador1978 is offline
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Default Free App to Paid App and back to Free...Does it work? App Sites pick you up?

Hi guys, i was wondering:

If you release your app as Free, leave it Free for let's say a week or 2, then put it as Paid and then back to Free again after some time:

Is that allowed?
What happens to the ranking in Free? Let's say you are at position 100 before you set it to Paid. When you go back to Free after a month or 2, do you start from scratch again, or ...
What happens to reviews? Do they get lost in the switch?
Do you still get picked up by App sites and bots when you switch to Free and have a download increase?

Thank you for taking the time to help.


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Old 05-05-2012, 10:38 AM
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Hercule Hercule is offline
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It seams apple don't like that you change price too often.
Apple site and bot have probably some protection. And you need to be a paid app for some months, to be picked up when you go free.

I read that ranking in Free and paid are seperate.
if you go to paid for one month you will loose your free ranking (because you have 0 sale on your free Version for one month)
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