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how do you spy on your competitors?

02-18-2012, 07:20 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 15
how do you spy on your competitors?

Hey folks..

How do you find out how your competitor's app is getting reviews/downloads, etc?

There are so many tools for website - like alexa, quantcast, spyfu, keywordspy, etc.

But what about apps? I mean I can search the app name and see which sites reviewed them. But there's got to be a better way to do competitive research for apps

Any ideas?
02-18-2012, 07:35 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
of course this is super secret.. and i post this only here exclusive on touch arcade.. again its super secret spying stuff.. but if you follow thoose 4 steps youre opportunities are pretty much unlimited..

Secret Spy Ressources!

please use this information with absolute discretion.

cheers and good luck!

02-18-2012, 08:35 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by shariq View Post
How do you find out how your competitor's app is getting reviews/downloads, etc?
I dont worry about my competitors, I let my competitors worry about me.

Independent developer of Alien Space, Alien Space Retro, and now Annihilate
02-18-2012, 09:28 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 87
Yeah, agreed.

If I have any competitors, I certainly don't know who they are.

I'd much rather not worry about that stuff and instead focus on making great games.
02-19-2012, 01:27 PM
#5
Agreed. Focus on making your own stuff great and don't worry about others.
02-19-2012, 10:27 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
of course this is super secret.. and i post this only here exclusive on touch arcade.. again its super secret spying stuff.. but if you follow thoose 4 steps youre opportunities are pretty much unlimited..

Secret Spy Ressources!

please use this information with absolute discretion.

cheers and good luck!
Muahahahaha

On a more serious note, I don't really know how you "spy" but if you want to track their performance app annie is a good bet.
02-20-2012, 05:40 AM
#7
In Distimo you can set up to 5 competitors for direct comparing in ranking.
It is not much of a spying, but a nice thing anyway.
02-22-2012, 01:52 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Neverland
Posts: 348
Hmmm... I will ask ppl to give 1 star review to them, lol

Things change, roll with punches. But I know, all is gonna come together.
02-22-2012, 02:54 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 463
Distimo is great for tracking your own items and staying aware of those around you.

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02-22-2012, 09:50 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImStrapped View Post
Distimo is great for tracking your own items and staying aware of those around you.
I started looking at it, and it's really nice.