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Another way to look at the AppStore!

03-16-2010, 05:40 AM
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Another way to look at the AppStore!

We started statistics based on 'Customer Also Bought' references in the iTunes. You can check Top-1,000 Most Referred Apps and download Top-10,000 and Top-45,000 charts in zip archives.

Check it here >>




I think you will find a lot of interesting.
This statistics include paid and free appstore apps.

Last edited by Ler; 03-16-2010 at 05:57 AM.
03-16-2010, 05:49 AM
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This is awesome!

03-16-2010, 06:01 AM
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We have found that about 45 000 apps can be reached by 'customers also bought' links starting from top-100 paid/free games
03-16-2010, 07:04 AM
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Great app discovery tool! Thanks!
03-16-2010, 07:08 AM
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thanx for this table

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03-16-2010, 10:15 AM
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Awesome, I had been looking for something like this, thanks a lot for taking the time to do it.
03-16-2010, 09:14 PM
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I'm slightly surprised to see Ground Effect at number 8!
I would suspect the rather large number of free downloads I had a few weeks ago but there are other apps that had way more free downloads and appear much lower on the list.

I guess the real question is how do Apple allocate these referrals?

This part of the "how it works" description might be the key:

"Weight of referral apps -- references from higher ranked apps is much more valuable than references from unknown apps"

Maybe Apple only allows a certain number of apps to refer to another app. This way a major app might have thousands of 'referral candidates' while an app like Ground Effect might only have a few hundred. If these are then allocated at random it could be that multi-million sellers get a lot of referrals from insignificant apps while Ground Effect's shorter candidate list included a lot of much cooler apps.

Or maybe it just reflects the awesome taste of those that bought the game

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03-16-2010, 10:59 PM
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Hey! I'm number 170. Kewl!

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03-16-2010, 11:19 PM
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Nice, thanks for doing this. Any more insights into Apple's original algorithm?

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03-18-2010, 11:02 AM
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Our 'Customer Also Bought' statistics is reviewed by most popular Russian iPhone web recourse - www.iPhones.ru !!