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New apps have a built in time delay before they move up the charts?

01-16-2010, 08:55 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
New apps have a built in time delay before they move up the charts?

1 to 25 Lite released late evening Jan 14

Lots of downloads definitely putting it on the top 100 in one of my categories
(Have a free app with 15 times less downloads in the same category at 50)

Noticed also that 1 to 25 Lite isn't paired up with any other competitor apps. (recommendations/ also bought)

Questions,

Is this delay new?
How long does it take for an app to make it on the charts?
How long does it take for an app to be teamed up with competitors apps on the info page?

Would be good to keep an eye on this!
01-16-2010, 09:12 PM
#2
I'm not sure what you are asking.

The charts use a weighted system, over a span of about 7 days. The last 3 Days are weighted heavier. You can actually have less downloads today, and still rise in the charts if the two previous days are significantly higher.

Since your title was released yesterday (evening of the 14th has little significance), then you are missing 6 other days, 2 of those days being significant to the charts.

Give it a full 3 days+ and you should see it do something if your numbers hold.

A ragdoll physics platformer:Flickitty
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01-16-2010, 09:23 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Flickitty,

I have way more than enough downloads to make the list. I really do think that there is a physical time delay. (something new?) Just would love to know if anyone else has noticed this. Checked all new apps they aren't teamed up with other apps as well (also bought) So maybe the chart positions starts when the app is teamed up with "also bought"
Never noticed this delay before!

Last edited by Syndicated Puzzles; 01-16-2010 at 09:24 PM. Reason: error
01-16-2010, 09:39 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Just went to Apprankings ( thanks Glenda!)on my phone, 1 to 25 lite has no rankings in 70 + countries (not possible!) So unless it is my app specifically that isn't working or there is a time delay before an app enters the charts.
01-16-2010, 11:29 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 603
Read Flickity's response again - a single, awesome first day will not make an app show up on the charts instantly, the actual position relative to other apps is based on an average of several days downloads, with the most recent days being weighted heavier. So for a new app, that means your previous several days (where the app wasn't even on sale yet) count as zero and effectively pull your position down. It takes at least 3-4 days before your position on the charts will be accurate.
01-17-2010, 12:01 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
No

http://appshopper.com/games/tumbledrop
Jan 15 '10 New App: $1.99, v1.0

http://www.topappcharts.com/34992806...tumbledrop.php
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#68 in Kids Games on Jan 16, 2010
01-17-2010, 12:55 AM
#7
Do you still have to do the release date trick to show up on the new releases? One of my new apps isn't showing up on the list.
01-17-2010, 01:13 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Thanks Dave,

the name 1 to 25 has been a disaster from day one on the app store. It is listed under "T' and didn't show at all for a long time. So I think the chart isn't picking up the name or something like that. So it probably is the app. Still no movement in 70 countries as well. Some countries take 1 download to make it in the top 100.
01-17-2010, 01:15 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Your app will show up under 5 pages of apps!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueSolarSoftware View Post
Do you still have to do the release date trick to show up on the new releases? One of my new apps isn't showing up on the list.
Yes you do!
01-17-2010, 01:24 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 4,761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
the name 1 to 25 has been a disaster from day one on the app store.
The lite does seem to be helping the paid app. 1 to 25 Number 156 in Dice Games (+3 today)