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App Store New and Noteworthy List Questions

03-17-2010, 06:28 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 41
App Store New and Noteworthy List Questions

To our pleasant surprise, our latest game, X Invasion 2, is being featured in the New and Noteworthy section on the App Store for France! No notice from Apple, just woke up and saw our ranking shoot up yesterday.

We've got a couple of questions:

1. Does being featured in one country increase the odds of being featured in other countries (being featured in the US would be great)?
2. Are most apps featured in one country at a time or the whole world?
3. Are there ways to find out where you are featured short of checking each country manually?

And if you get a chance, check out X Invasion 2 on the App store! It's a 3D Arcade-Style Flight Combat game for those of us who enjoy fun and intense gameplay more than learning difficult airplane controls!



Thanks!
03-17-2010, 06:43 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 759
Looks like a solid game. If I had the dough right now I'd definitely try it. The graphics are great.
03-18-2010, 01:17 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 130
Pig Rush got featured, and we didn't get any notice from Apple either.

We are featured in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Japan App Stores. It's strange because we do rank higher in other regions, but aren't featured there.

You can check which regions an app is featured using AppAnnie:

http://www.appannie.com/pig-rush/
03-18-2010, 12:24 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 41
Thanks for the link to AppAnnie! That site is great, you can get rankings for all countries and history. This is just what we were looking for.
03-18-2010, 04:43 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Viderea View Post
Thanks for the link to AppAnnie! That site is great, you can get rankings for all countries and history. This is just what we were looking for.
+1

Really helpful, was just looking for a free tool like AppAnnie. Some other useful tools that we saw during our search are:
* Worldwide app chart positioning (free desktop software): http://majicjungle.com/majicrank.html
* US app chart positioning: http://www.topappcharts.com/
* Most referred apps: http://vklimov.com/apprefs.html