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Can anyone tell me why this app can enter into top Arcade 100?

12-02-2009, 08:12 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Can anyone tell me why this app can enter into top Arcade 100?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kibble-katch/id336383433?mt=8

I am wondering why this app can have a rank 71 in the Acrade category. This game is just released 2 days before and there is no review and rating. Can anyone tell me why it has so high rank?
12-02-2009, 08:24 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by iSuperTea View Post
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kibble-katch/id336383433?mt=8

I am wondering why this app can have a rank 71 in the Acrade category. This game is just released 2 days before and there is no review and rating. Can anyone tell me why it has so high rank?
I'm pretty sure its determined by the number of downloads. Doesn't have to do with whether people review or rate it.
You could have 1000 people download an app and not rate or review it.

12-02-2009, 08:56 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2
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Originally Posted by JoshCM View Post
I'm pretty sure its determined by the number of downloads. Doesn't have to do with whether people review or rate it.
You could have 1000 people download an app and not rate or review it.
But i am wondering why this game has so many people download? There seems many games are much better than this.
12-02-2009, 09:04 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
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Originally Posted by iSuperTea View Post
But i am wondering why this game has so many people download? There seems many games are much better than this.
There are a lot of people that like dogs. http://twitter.com/freekibble/status/6243305904
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HUGE News: Kibble Katch, an iPhone App that actually feeds REAL food 2 REAL shelter dogs. ck it out
12-02-2009, 11:01 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 546
If you read the description, it looks like an app for an already popular site that was advertised by people like Ellen, Oprah, the Today Show, etc... People are probably familiar with the site and see there is an app available.
12-02-2009, 11:18 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 197
Yeah, when you've got Ellen and Oprah mentioning you on their shows, you're going to see a massive number of downloads... many of them from a demographic that may own iPhones but doesn't normally download games of any kind.