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No chance on making it!

02-21-2010, 11:52 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
No chance on making it!

I was really wondering why Caveman Test was doing so poorly the app isn't being ranked. For some reason the app is not moving in any direction on the charts. It all became very clear when I sold 3 games to Kuwait and 2 to Romania and no movement in the charts. 3 games in Kuwait would put you somewhere on the top 100 list in most categories. Went through 70 promo codes to get some forward movement but that didn't help because nothing is registering. Still Caveman Test isn't being ranked. I emailed Apple hopefully they will fix it tomorrow. It is hard enough to make a go at this even without these problems.
02-22-2010, 12:00 AM
#2
Is it really necessary to make 2 identical threads on the same problem?

02-22-2010, 12:03 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Sorry I misplaced this (again) was supposed to go with the A side experiment. Also never got a response if any one had an app that wasn't being ranked.
02-22-2010, 04:31 AM
#4
There seems to be a lot of surly developers on these boards.

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02-23-2010, 01:01 PM
#5
You do have a chance of being successful. Just remember, the quality of the app is important too. Too many people are naive and think success is all about marketing.
02-23-2010, 01:24 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Singularity42,

Great comment! 100% with you on your statements! The starting point of the success of an app is content based. Great content is easier to market effectively. Caveman Test
is a very good game and it is different and unique.

Caveman test is still dead in the water not moving anywhere even after several emails. It is selling in some strange countries and again no movement. E mails have gone out to iTunes but no response yet.
02-24-2010, 08:02 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Something must be going on. I listed Caveman test under entertainment. My 2 game categories (second choices) are gone. Kind of wondering if we are only going to get one category to chose from? Maybe this will be the change that is coming up?

Caveman Test listing under entertainment is gone too. So the game isn't listed.

No listings and no rankings? Hard to make it work when iTunes isn't doing its part.

Last edited by Syndicated Puzzles; 02-24-2010 at 08:15 PM.
02-24-2010, 09:55 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 189
Yeah something is futzed up. We had chalkboard stunts listed under racing and arcade, and it's gone from both lists. It's hard enough to sell on the damn app store without Apple not showing it at all!

I can still search for the app, and it shows up.. it's just not listed anymore. VERY annoying.

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02-24-2010, 10:06 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Thank you! Now I know I am not alone with this issue. I can still search for Caveman Test as well. But it isn't listed anywhere? Very odd!
02-25-2010, 06:20 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 1,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
Something must be going on. I listed Caveman test under entertainment. My 2 game categories (second choices) are gone. Kind of wondering if we are only going to get one category to chose from? Maybe this will be the change that is coming up?

Caveman Test listing under entertainment is gone too. So the game isn't listed.

No listings and no rankings? Hard to make it work when iTunes isn't doing its part.
steve jobs wants you to make quality puzzles instead of this stuff.