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Does Apple notify you if you're featured or in any special section?

10-20-2009, 03:33 AM
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Does Apple notify you if you're featured or in any special section?

Does Apple notify you if you're featured or in any special section? Just wondering. Thanks.
10-20-2009, 04:03 AM
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We were featured some month ago with POC but never got a feedback, you will see it in the sales increasing suddenly.

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10-20-2009, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rdklein View Post
We were featured some month ago with POC but never got a feedback, you will see it in the sales increasing suddenly.
Thanks.
10-20-2009, 06:26 AM
#4
They will only contact you if they need additional graphics, for example you're getting put into the main banner at the top of the app store. With that one exception, nobody I have ever heard of was called. Apple didn't call me either, but I found out from friends e-mailing me when I was featured

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10-20-2009, 06:29 AM
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I got an email from Apple when one of my games was added to "What we're Playing."

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Does Apple notify you if you're featured or in any special section? Just wondering. Thanks.
10-20-2009, 07:10 AM
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seems to be different, in germany we had "What we're Playing." for poc but no email, so maybe it depends on who decides on this.

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10-20-2009, 08:50 AM
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Agreed it's pretty arbitrary, and people shouldn't assume they'll be contacted.

For a while, Apple wasn't even sending email notifications when app updates were approved.

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seems to be different, in germany we had "What we're Playing." for poc but no email, so maybe it depends on who decides on this.
10-20-2009, 12:19 PM
#8
Str8ts 6 x 6 just showed up on What" We're Playing" No email or correspondence from iTunes. When this happens it is important to polish the app descriptions and screen shots etc.as quickly as possible! We noticed the feature due to sales increases as well the next day.
10-20-2009, 01:34 PM
#9
Something like appfigures.com can help you spot if you've been featured in another country - they show the top 100 rankings for all countries, so you'll notice within an hour or two if you get a big bump (before your sales reports are in.)
10-20-2009, 06:49 PM
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Something like appfigures.com can help you spot if you've been featured in another country - they show the top 100 rankings for all countries, so you'll notice within an hour or two if you get a big bump (before your sales reports are in.)
We use MajicRank for the same thing and noticed a big bump today, Invisible Links was put on the front app store page of New and Noteworthy. Previously it was on the app store/games N&N section. The effect seems substantially better than being on the games subcategory but won't have sales numbers until tomorrow.