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Featured Internationally, but not U.S.?

08-25-2016, 07:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Location: Michigan, U.S.
Posts: 13
Featured Internationally, but not U.S.?

I recently released my first game, Gallery Hero, and according to AppAnnie.com, its featured under the puzzle and strategy sections of the App Store in what looks to be nearly every country, except for the U.S. (where I live). I can change the App Store to Canada and other countries and verify that it's there. But I'm a bit confused why it would be omitted from the U.S. page.

Has anyone else run into this, or have any insight into what's going on? Is releasing worldwide just not very common among devs?

08-26-2016, 07:20 AM
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 19
EDIT: Sorry I misread your post and thought you were talking about Apple's hand-picked features. The reason your game doesn't show up in the category rank for the US on App Annie is because Apple got rid of that section of the App Store for the US. New games are invisible in the US without either Apple features or outside promotion, but without a huge amount of money or existing fanbase, you're pretty much dependent on the Apple feature.

Last edited by rob1221; 08-26-2016 at 07:29 AM.