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Rankings tracker app

06-09-2009, 07:18 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 46
Rankings tracker app

A short plug for my most recent non-game app, AppRankings, that just got approved. It's really intended for developers, although anyone could use it if they have favorite apps they want to keep an eye on.

AppRankings lets you track multiple apps in their top 100 app store rankings for any category and country. Instead of scrolling through a bunch of App Store screens looking for you app, you just add it to AppRankings and whenever you want you can refresh it (it's a bit addictive to keep checking during the day ) and it'll show whether your ranking is up, down or the same. You can also view the rankings you've tracked for an app over time in different scaled charts.

Here's the iTunes link (screenshots and more info there):

http://www.itunes.com/app/apprankings

and a few promo codes if you want to try it out (I'd appreciate any feedback or reviews!):

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Glenda
Maverick Software
06-10-2009, 03:54 PM
#2
I bought your app since the promo codes were all used up. None of my apps show any rank though. I know my apps have a rank because mobclixs shows it. Any idea why no rank shows?

http://www.mobclix.com/appstore/1/app/302887284

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06-10-2009, 08:51 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 46
It looks like you are ranked 157, AppRankings can only detect the rankings in the top 100 per category. I tried to make that pretty clear in the description, maybe I need to reword it to make it clearer?

Glenda
06-10-2009, 09:36 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmatom View Post
It looks like you are ranked 157, AppRankings can only detect the rankings in the top 100 per category. I tried to make that pretty clear in the description, maybe I need to reword it to make it clearer?

Glenda
Hi Glenda,

Just curious - why can't you get the actual ranking past 100 like this website? is that Apple not allowing this for an app in the store?

Nice app btw!

Cheers
06-11-2009, 07:19 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmatom View Post
It looks like you are ranked 157, AppRankings can only detect the rankings in the top 100 per category. I tried to make that pretty clear in the description, maybe I need to reword it to make it clearer?

Glenda
Why did you set a restriction on the top 100 only?

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06-13-2009, 01:00 PM
#6
It's not a restriction the developer has set.

I'd guess that's he's scraping the top 100 ratings from the iTunes server itself - this only gives you the top 100.

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06-14-2009, 06:07 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 13
Feedback

Firstly, nice app, I paid 2 bucks for it :-) It seems like a handy app, but seriously limited and awkward to use in that you must clone a single app entry multiple times - once for each country

The way you have presented it makes it difficult to track apps breaking into or falling out of the top 100 unless you are already watching that particular app/country combination, the combinations rack up quickly when tracking more than one app. I sure dont want to go through and set up a watch for all those possible app/country combinations. Not to mention it would make navigation on the AppRankings page clumsy because of huge lists of app/country overcrowding. I want to watch all apps and all countries.

Why not have all countries under a single app entry. Maybe optionally hiding countries where the app does not and has not made a showing.

So turn AppRankings into Applications (list of users apps)
Once user selects an app show a list of countries that app exists in.
Select a country to show the chart.

IMHO navigation and ease of use go up up up.

You asked for feedback :-)

Cheers,
Dan
08-15-2009, 08:05 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 46
Update & promo codes

Our 1.3 update for AppRankings just got approved, and it now lets you sort by ranking + add tracking in multiple countries at once.

I'm looking at doing a big update in the future that gives you a more dynamic way to track apps, so if you don't know what countries they might be ranked in, it will find them for you.

Here's a few more promo codes if any developers here want to give AppRankings a try. And if you do use it, I'd appreciate any App Store reviews, it seems most of the people that review it are users that have problems or can't figure it out but never contact me for support so I can help them

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08-15-2009, 10:15 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,770
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Thanks, took R76HPAFTNR76.

I left a 5-star review in iTunes for you.