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my Travel Assistant - featured since it appeared!

03-05-2011, 05:19 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: xor eax, eax
Posts: 755
my Travel Assistant - featured since it appeared!


just wondering whether this is normal: our app, "my Travel Assistant" has been featured by Apple in iTunes (desktop version) since it's appearance in December.
That means slightly more than 3 months, amd we are still in the What's Hot listing for Productivity apps:

Any similar experience? Can we expect to be featured on the iPhone as well?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!
03-05-2011, 05:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
one has nothing todo with the other

and being featured doesnt mean being featured.. sounds odd.. right..

if you are being featured in a subcategorie within or outside of the appstore (for example itunes)

thats usualy worth nothing.. the "important" features are on the app store of the specific device
03-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 14
My experience pretty much matches what Mr. Ugly has to say. Features and "What's Hot" in categories and subcategories are a lot more useful for the small minority of users looking for a particular type of app than they are for developers.

Neutron Capture has been featured and "what's hot" in it's subcategory in one country store or another since it released, without much result. A mention on a web site with decent traffic had a much bigger impact than being featured.

These sections provide a very useful service (I frequently look at Strategy and Board features and "what's hot" lists to find new games) but they're not on the devices' App Store apps, which means most users never see them.