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App gross statistics?

03-13-2010, 01:24 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 316
App gross statistics?

I see many members throwing around figures about how other peoples apps are making X amount of money a day, or how x amount of days in number 1 position equals Y amount of money to total Z amount of money in W amount of time. I am interested where these figures come from? Is there some site with averages or an statistically estimated value for any given app? Quite frankly I'm just interested in where these figures are coming from. Only way I would be able to estimate how much an app has grossed would be number of ratings multiplied by price of app times 0.7 (but even that leaves out factors such as people who did not rate it, and ratings from sales, promocodes, ect.)

just wondering where people are getting these numbers from.
03-13-2010, 01:49 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
a lot of people dont review...take pocket god for instance.....36000 reviews and about 1.5 million downloads

03-14-2010, 08:53 AM
#3
Some games include analytics tracking code, such as Flurry, so Flurry has a good idea about how many sales each app has and can make headlines with such news...

Otherwise, some devs in the past have released their full detailed sales figures. For example, Flight Control Sales Numbers. This allows people to guess how many sales it takes to get to a certain store ranking.

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03-15-2010, 07:57 AM
#4
About 10% of people who purchase give it a star rating and 30% of them actually bother to write a review. The crappier the app the higher the statistic though (since it makes you rate when you delete).

At least as far as I've noticed anyway.
03-15-2010, 12:40 PM
#5
There's a website that shows top 500 regular and gross ranking for each category and country. I'm pretty sure I read about it here on this forum, but the poster was later banned (maybe because he/she was advertising his own site?). I think it's okay for me to post about it, since I'm not associated with that developer. But if it's not, mods, please let me know or delete this post. Thanks!

You can find the rankings here:

http://www.appannie.com/top/

The data is free right now because they're in beta. I'm not sure if it will be free later. If you search for a particular app, it shows you its daily and highest regular and gross ranking (up to rank 1000) for every category and country that it's in.

I don't know where/how they get their data. It seems to have data back through the middle of last year (2009). There's a lot of information, and it's interesting to look at for those that like to analyze stuff like this.

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03-15-2010, 05:48 PM
#6
If you have less than 100 posts and you talk about a not well known game or website, my guess is that most people will assume you're shilling.
03-15-2010, 06:29 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFamousEccles View Post
If you have less than 100 posts and you talk about a not well known game or website, my guess is that most people will assume you're shilling.
I hope you're talking about the person that was banned and not me, lol. I'm a longtime mobile developer and recent iphone app developer and have identified myself as such on these forums in the past. You can also see the link to my website in my sig.

I only posted about the rankings site because I've found it has useful, free info on it that I couldn't find elsewhere, such as gross rankings, which was the topic of this thread, and I wanted to share it with other devs here. I'm definitely not shilling for that site. :O

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04-03-2010, 06:42 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: xor eax, eax
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFamousEccles View Post
If you have less than 100 posts and you talk about a not well known game or website, my guess is that most people will assume you're shilling.
AppAnnie is a great stats site; just check it out instead of judging others based on their post count.
04-03-2010, 07:00 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,006
The rate on delete feature also generates lots of anonymous good reviews when users upgrade from lite versions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinecure Industries View Post
About 10% of people who purchase give it a star rating and 30% of them actually bother to write a review. The crappier the app the higher the statistic though (since it makes you rate when you delete).

At least as far as I've noticed anyway.
04-06-2010, 10:37 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Candy Mountain, Charlie!
Posts: 658
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinecure Industries View Post
About 10% of people who purchase give it a star rating and 30% of them actually bother to write a review. The crappier the app the higher the statistic though (since it makes you rate when you delete).

At least as far as I've noticed anyway.
Except you can always press cancel.