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By what algorithm apps are ranked in 'Release Date'?

02-01-2012, 03:46 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 220
By what algorithm apps are ranked in 'Release Date'?

My app was updated and released yesterday morning, and I saw it ranked in the first page in both 'Action' and 'Kids' categories. Yet in the afternoon it cannot be found in both categories even I scrolled down to the last page. Other apps are still (mostly, but not completely) sorted by 'Post Date'. It seems my app was just vanished. Now I checked again, and found the app regained its position in 'Kids' category, still in the first page, while still cannot be found in 'Action'. If apps are strictly sorted by 'Post Date', I suppose my app won't have dropped out of the first three pages. So I'm really curious about how Apple sort the apps in 'Release Date'. Sharing time segments or something?
02-01-2012, 06:05 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 379
They aren't "ranked." The "Release Date" section is by whatever was released close to the time you check.
02-02-2012, 10:40 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by [M&B]Games View Post
They aren't "ranked." The "Release Date" section is by whatever was released close to the time you check.
I know. But when I browse in my iTouch4, the order is always changing, back and forth, greatly.

In case you like both match-3 game & Fruit Ninja:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gemania/id471333673?mt=8