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  Part Three:Reality check of Blackhat ASO
Posted by: Appmanta - Yesterday, 08:27 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies

Today, the introduction will be the basic rules and item price for blackhat ASO service.
Before the marketing, ASO company will settle a price according to the keywords. As for most ASO companies, they usually ask for pre-paid, which is normally 50 percent of the total price. But that is not a given. Altough the effects of blackhat ASO has flourished and once reaching the rank, it will benefit a lot for both sides, the customer will decide to pay depending on the final effects, casue no one can guarantee all the keywords should be on the rank.
Here comes the rule:
1, 6 hours above within one day for top 3 positions can be regarded as reaching the standard.
2,70% of keywords list on the rank within one day was regarded as reaching the standard.
3,If the orders halt(Keywords will not be on the rank more than 48 hours), and 30% of keywords are not listed on the rank. Custermors have the right to cancel the order and ask for refund.
4, 70% of keywords reaching on the rank will require total delivery. If the rate of keyword number is between 30% and 70%, the price will be caluated according to the formula:
the number of days that meet the standard * unit price by day + the number of keywords that on the rank * unit price by word
As for the price, actually, some big ASO companies have their own quotations.
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And the price can be changed due to the time and some uncertain factors caused by App Store or Google Play.
For more details, please feel free to contact me directly or visit our webiste:App promotion and mobile data analysis platform Besiades, I will continue to update articles and unveil the mysterious blackhat ASO industry in China.

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  How to make your app outstanding than your competitors
Posted by: Mangosix - 01-16-2018, 09:53 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies

Hi friends, whether in iOS app store or google play store, there are millions of apps are competing with yours, so how to make your app more outstanding than your competitors is very important. Here are some ways you can do to achieve this goal.

1. App store optimization
As I wrote before, this is an very important factors for boost app rankings and make your app get more downloads. So you could first do app store optimization, here are some methods I wrote before, I write here again and it is convenient for you to read.

App title
A good app title can not only help to attract users attention, it can gain market in ASO. Please pay attention that do not only put words together, also make the statement smoothly, and if the words appear in the keywords, you should not put it in the app title.

Keywords
The first thing you have to do is to find out which keywords define your app and which ones are going to bring traffic to your app store listing. Find the hot words in the field of you app, which once put it in the search box, you app can be searched easily in the app store. And analyze your competitors' hot words, then build your own hot words bank. Do not waste any characters, and you don't need to add a comma between the words.

App description
This is also not useful for search optimization, but when a user consider if download this app or not, they will have a look at the description of you app, so make the description with an attractive copywriting.

App icon
This is not useful for search optimization, but it is useful for the conversion rate of download. Beautiful or cool icon absolutely attract more users to download the app. So make a well-designed icon.

App screenshots and videos
Like app icon, using attractive screenshots to show the advantages of your app. And make a short video to show the function of your app.

If you don't know how to do ASO, you can cooperate with a professional company. Here I recommend you ASOTOP1. It is a reliable company which can help increase your app downloads and boost app ranking through providing ASO service. The mainly way is to optimize your app keywords to make more people install your app and attract more and more people. 

2. Get more positive app reviews and high ratings
This is an important element, there are some researches show that 70% users download an app after see the reviews, the higher rating your app get, the more download you can get. Imagine yourself as a users, would you like to download the app with much 2/3 ratings? You can find your friends and relatives' help to write some positive reviews for you. But the most effective way to get positive reviews is to buy app reviews from reliable companies, here I recommend you Reviewapp4u, which can provide positive reviews from real users.

3. Advertise
This method can increase the exposure of your app, make more people know your app and download your app. You can choose social media advertise, video ads, or forum ads. This is an useful way, but also an expensive way.

You can choose the methods you like or according to your budget. Thanks for reading~

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  Part Two: Reality check of Blackhat ASO
Posted by: Appmanta - 01-16-2018, 08:08 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies


When you work as an ASO engineer at an Chinese ASO company, your task is clear. It is comb all the keywords provided by the clients, to scour the keyword trends and arrive at an accurate forecast of words’ popularity. Achieve this and your clients will be happy and both of your bonus check will have many digits. Today, I will give you some trade details of BlackhatASO in China.

1, The Corporation process in Apple Store.
As a client, we usually need to provide ASO company with some necessary things, such as app link, selected keyowords , target ranks.
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If you are not familiar with Chinese, its ok.
ASO company usually charges depending on the numbers of keywords and the rank clents ask. Following the example of pictures showed above, the keywords are taken as packge including 10 words, 20words, 50 words and even 100 words.
Some related details:
1, Charging for the days. For example, one word for top 3 is 1000USD per day, the same word is 2000USD per day for top 2. If ASO company boost one word to top 3, the price will be 1000USD. If top 2, the price will be 2000USD.
2,ASO comapny starts the project within 7 days. The 8th day is time for clients to check the effects.
3, The time on the rank above 8 hours is regarded as a priced day that means the clients need to pay ASO company for one day fee.
4,The difference between 5 words, 10 words, 20 words and 50 words.
The more words of package you select, the price is less. Cause the price of keywords depend on its search index. Usually the search index ranged from 5000–7000 aims to package of 50 words and 100 words.

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  Part one:Reality check of Blackhat ASO
Posted by: Appmanta - 01-15-2018, 08:10 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies

What is blackhat ASO?
A technology of cracking the graphics of Google and App Store and improving the
ranks of keyowrds in the store.
The advantage of blackhat ASO.
Advanced balckhat ASO technology for which final effect is more important than the price. Some keywords with high search index can be easily boosted on to the top rank and also ketp for a period of time.
Two types of blackhat ASO service.
Protocol boosting and real mobiles boosting.
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This picture I believe that many devlopers has seen this before.
As for the protocol boosting and real mobiles boosting, algorithms is at the centre of blackhat ASO industry. And actually it is not as widespread as other kind of ASO services,especially outside of the Chinese markets, but it is influential with low price and great effects. It has boosting potential and may improve ranks of keywords and apps in the store. However, it can also be dangerous if Apple or Google begin to adjust their algorithms. Many developers who use this kind of service need to worry that their application might be removed out of the store.
Hello everyone! We are appmanta. This is a serial articles about blackhat ASO. If you are mobile game or apllication developers, this article will definitely draw your attention. The contents of my articles will be blackhat ASO and white hat ASO.
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  Do App Store Optimization
Posted by: Mangosix - 01-11-2018, 10:28 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies

Hi friends, long time no see. It is very nice to see you again. 

Today I want to talk about how to do App Store Optimization. 

Now, first we should learn what is App Store Optimization.

App Store Optimization, it is specifically what increases the visibility of your app in the marketplace. The higher its rank, the more users will find your app when they search, then the more downloads will generate. This is a very useful methods. Through optimizing the app title, keywords, icon, screenshots and description, make your app be searched easier in the app store.

Here are some tips about how to do App Store Optimization which can give you some guidance.

1. Optimizing App Titles
Keep your app name short and attractive, easy to spell, and memorable. Try your best to choose a app title that reflects what your app Users should not scroll past your app when looking for something to fit their needs.

2. Create an Eye-catching Icon
App icon is the first thing people sees in the app store, so it is very important to choose an eye-catching one. As users scroll through the app store, yours should pop out as eye-catching and recognizable. You should also keep the app icon as straightforward as possible, and not too flashy. People usually not like the gaudy one.

3. Keywords Search Optimization
Keywords is very help for increasing the app visibility in the app store, most people prefer to use keywords search to discover new apps or find apps whether they have heard about or not. They would like to show their intention by typing into the Store search bar. If you want to attract the audience to find your app easily, you had better fill keywords in the app title and description which match the user’s keyword search terms. With this method, it will strongly push your message same as showcase your app to the relevant audience.

If you do not know how to do it to boost your app ranking, you can cooperate with ASOTOP1, buy app installs from it, and they can help you do keywords search optimization, and help you increase app downloads and boost app store ranking via keywords search optimization.

4. Get as much as positive reviews and high ratings
Over 70% users will look through reviews and ratings when they tend to download apps. Positive reviews and high ratings attract users to install, while negative reviews and low ratings cause users skip over this app without hesitation. Therefore, you need to try your best to get positive app reviews and buy high app ratings. To quickly achieve this goal, you can buy positive app reviews and high ratings from reliable company.

5. Using Eye-Catching Screenshots and Videos
Beautiful or cool screenshots absolutely attract more users to download the app, so make some well-designed screenshots.
Making a video may be difficult but it can increase install rates by more than 23% according to StoreMaven. Here are some of the essential elements of an effective app marketing video:

  1. Use the first 5 seconds to grab the viewer’s attention
  2. Focus on the best features, instead of all features
  3. Your video should make sense even with the sound turned off
  4. Include a call-to-action
6. Optimizing App Description
when a user consider if download this app or not, they will have a look at the description of you app, so make the description with an attractive copywriting. Most people can only see the top two or three lines of description. Therefore, the first 3 lines description should reflect the target users' needs, and fully explain the features of your app.

Above are some methods about how to do App Store Optimization, these can help your app get more downloads and rank a high position in the app store. 

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  Learn These ASO Tips to Increase App Installs
Posted by: Burgess - 01-11-2018, 07:01 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies

Many app developers have tried various kinds of methods to increase app installs. However, the test results are unsatisfactory. And if you ask the successful developers how to get a higher app ranking and more app downloads, I believe they will tell you the importance of ASO. Here are some ASO tips for you.

1. Keeping up with Algorithm Changes
You can find plenty of discussions about the major algorithm changes that the major search engines make from time to time. Did you know there are minor changes that are occurring on a regular basis? Keeping up with algorithm changes will make you catch the changes.
2. Using Social Media Effectively
Content powers social media, and maintaining a strong online presence can be an effective way to expand your reach and introduce your app to new customers. Keep in mind that you’ll need to do more than share sale pitches on social media, in order to draw interest.
3. Get Keyword Installs
This can help you reach a wide audience in a very short time. You can make a study of choosing the best app keywords. Then try to buy keyword installs to help you rank your app higher in the app store search results.

Actually, you also need to analysis your potential users if you want to get success in the mobile app industry. Now you can take these ASO tips, hope it is useful.

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  Improve App Visibility and Boost App Installs
Posted by: CassieAdah - 01-09-2018, 08:47 AM - Forum: Downloads - No Replies

As you see, there are thousands of apps released in the app stores every year. Every app developer wants his app rank on the front page of the search results. If you want to improve app ranking and boost app installs, you need more useful ASO tips to help you improve app visibility.

1. App Name
Use the name to convey the most important function of your app. Your app's appearance in the search result is heavily dependent on this. It is recommended even more if your app name is not a regular known word.
2. Ratings and Reviews
App ratings and reviews are all about gaining users’ trust, but they also have an impact on rankings and where your app shows up in an app store search. Reviews play an important role in improving your rank.
3. Buy Keyword Installs
You need to choose your app keywords first. Create a list of the top ten words or phrases you believe a potential user would enter into a search when seeking an app like yours. Then you can try to buy keyword installs to improve app ranking quickly.

All in all, hope these ASO tips can be helpful to increase app downloads. Contact ASO2Top now if you want to know more details!

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  How to conduct mobile keyword research
Posted by: Appmanta - 01-09-2018, 02:49 AM - Forum: Reviews - No Replies

Google recently removed the ability to use its keyword tool to get mobile keyword search volume estimates.
While this makes things trickier, it does not make it impossible to get mobile keyword data.Find appmanta.com and can provide you with totally free services. 
Here are a few tips:
1. Analyze mobile keywords in your analytics
Most popular analytics services allow you to filter organic and paid keywords by device type.
Create a report that shows all of the keywords driving traffic from mobile devices, and if you have data on internal search keywords from mobile devices, get that data too.
2. Use Google webmaster tools? search queries report
The search queries tool allows you to show keywords you get the most Google impressions for filtered by mobile.
With this report, you both can get an idea of which keywords have a decent amount of search volume and identify the keywords for which you rank close to the top. These are high potential keywords to target.
3. Put the data into Google?s keyword planner tool
Even though you cannot see mobile specific volumes anymore, you now have a list of mobile-relevant keywords and their keyword volumes.
Analysts estimate that mobile now accounts for between 40-50 percent of all searches.
So, if you multiply the keyword volumes by a conservative 40 percent, you can start to get an idea of how much mobile volume there is for these.
4. Expand your keywords based on patterns
Once you have your highest volume mobile keywords, then start looking for patterns in the keyword types.
Although there are definitely some specific words that signal mobile intent, in my experience the difference between large keyword sets of mobile search terms and desktop search terms are rapidly disappearing.
This is partially because search engines are getting better at surfacing suggested search queries after the user types only a few characters.
But if you can break your keywords down into patterns such as <city name> + <service>, <city name> + <brand>, <city name + sku>, you can start to see how you can expand these keywords by adding additional cities, brands and SKU.
And you can put them into the keyword planner tool and estimate their mobile search volume.
5. Use the locations filter in the keyword planner tool
Perhaps the best feature of the new tool is the ability to research keywords by specific regions of the country by using the locations filter.
For example, if you just want to see traffic for realtor-related terms in San Diego versus San Francisco, you can now do it. And you can couple this data with keywords used by searchers from specific cities that you can get in your analytics.
6. Test, rinse and repeat
As you can see, there is no simple way, at least none that I can think of, to recreate the data that we lost from Google?s old keyword tool.
But there are still plenty of ways to try to get in the neighborhood. And getting in the neighborhood is what local mobile search is all about, right?

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  Get app reviews and ratings
Posted by: willhanran - 01-05-2018, 09:55 AM - Forum: Reviews - No Replies

Buy app reviews and install to grow your app ranking in play store.

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  How to scam $200,000 per month and get 67,882 all 5 Star reviews on the app store
Posted by: MrSmile - 01-05-2018, 04:31 AM - Forum: Reviews - No Replies

How to scam $200,000 per month and get 67,882 all 5 Star reviews on the app store

6,771 points•348 comments•submitted 5 days ago * by busymom0 to r/apple
I often go researching apps on the app store to see what's trending, inspiration for app ideas, look at nice UI designs etc. This morning I came across this app which is currently ranked #26 in their category and had over 67,882 all 5 star reviews. Yes, you read that right, all 5 star reviews despite only being available since September 15, 2017.

As soon as I read the name and rating, my bullshit meter went ding dong and I got extremely curious on how they have acheived such high ranking? Let's dig a bit.

The name is "One Night Stand - Adult Hook up Tonight" - if Ashley Maddison's "Have an affair" was too bold for you, this isn't that bad. Who doesn't want to have instant sex at a moment's notice with a complete stranger right? But any how, I digress. Let's move on to the app icon. Sure beauty is subjective but I would expect such a top rated dating app to have a bit better looking icon.

Let's look at the promotional text: "Looking for someone who wanna find a dating with top hot singles and love adventures. Find the real dates online. Help you hook up with the one you interested in."

I am an immigrant and English isn't my first language. But I am pretty sure there's a ton of grammatical errors in this. App claims "real dates". ROFL. "Top hot singles" & "love adventures". LMFAO.

Let's read the description. I am going to trim this down a bit because I can only handle bullshit to a limit.

"If you are a good talker, maybe you can hookup with someone on a beautiful night. Drag your photos & fill in your profile, with a click of mouse, you can check the one you like and chat with him/her directly. Start a chat freely since it’s your time to show and you may meet the one you like and hookup now."

Click of a mouse eh. I didn't know Apple replaced the headphone jack with a fucking mouse.

"Get ready to a new dating with someone you like, enjoy chatting with him/her or dive into the world of passion and desire. All you need is our app One Night Stand. Search One Night Stand in iTunes now and be ready for a new life here. meet your fate one Still shame to share your expression with others? Wanna make yourself more attractive? Eager to meet someone you like and wanna hookup with him/her directly. One Night Stand is your best choice. With all benefits above, you can enjoy more while you wanna hookup with someone. Find the real one online, meet the one you like nearby & One Night Stand will help you hook up with the one you interested in. Now, download it, and then meet the one you love!"

MAN, I AM SOOOO GETTING LAID TONIGHTTTT!!! Just gotta buy this 1 Week at 19.99 USD in app purchase and I will make all kinds of "love adventures" with the "top hot singles". Or maybe I will go for the 3 months at 69.99 USD. 69 nomsayin Wink

"As our app enables the display of users' locations on a map, to help you find users nearby you, and before display your information, we would request for your permission, you have right to reject it and don’t use the feature, if you turn on the location sharing, then keep an eye on unfriendly person and fake information."

I am no rocket scientist but I am sure this app is the definition of "fake information".

Let's move on to the reviews. I don't like the iOS 11 app store review system, so I use Appannie to look at all the reviews.

The app has received a total of 68,066 reviews since inception. I sorted them to show "5 star only". I am a developer myself and my mind was absolutely blown with 67,882 all 5 star reviews. Man, even Apollo for Reddit has only received a total of 3800 reviews with only 3100 5 star reviews. So this dating app must be exceptionally good. /s

Let's look at the name of the last few reviewers: Maria84, 7Linda, 84Peter, Howard35, 61Nicola, Boyle33, Geoffrey93, Jones24, 66Celeste, Maggie42, Doyle19, 46Letitia, 18Michelle.

Anyone notice a pattern in these names? It's like someone left a phone directory inside a for loop.

Let's read a few of them:

Thank you for trying your best to make one night stand a safe, fun app.Stay happy, developers! - Betsy Scripps63

Thank you for trying your best to make one night stand a safe, fun app.Stay happy, developers! - Gerald Watt

Overall good app, really helps meet new people, and build relationships. - 46Letitia MacAdam

Overall good app, really helps meet new people, and build relationships. - gZachary

As soon as I sign up, I swipe to the cute girl. Got match. Now we planned to meet up and have dinner with. I recommended this app for all singles. - Lennon Gunter

As soon as I sign up, I swipe to the cute girl. Got match. Now we planned to meet up and have dinner with. I recommended this app for all singles. - 37Gwendolyn Jackson

I likes it. I was using the app and feel great. I will use often and invite your friends to join. Thanks developers.

date app Wonder - Bernice Rosalind

date app app - 74Zara Kennan

date app Great - Richard Carllylek

date app Great - 9Sally Tours

date app Great - Nora Hopkin88

date app Wonder - Patricia Browning

date app Nice - Jill Wolfv

date app Kool - 46Elsa Lucy

date app Nxnsn - Frances Brightk

date app Great Stuff - Benjamin Jenkin

date app Awesome - 50Maria Wood

The quickest way too hook up fresh meat for the evening Smile - 69Elizabeth Blume

i got a 9 month relationship off of it - another fake bot

tinder dating Best app ever little costly tho

pof.com It's pretty good

tinder app This app is amazing

tindrr Awesom!!!

okcupid Amazing, and I'm loving how friendly the people are.

free dating app Awesome

tinder app Mee

hook up dating Awesome app

pof app Awesome app ig

dating apps for teens This app is pretty decent.

pof.com

tinder dating Fantastic app, tons of girls. Would do again

tider It was so great even if the 12 hours is the only time that itis free it is still worth it coz you will know a lot of girls very nice app must try it!!

tinder app gang

net a cougar Was a fun experience

grinder dating Great app

dating app cheat Very good app make me fell good

tinder for kids Amazing

ginder Ijgdg. Thug ytjtffb thug

bumbles Is amazing

No, I didn't make a typo pasting the same review twice. That's the same exact text, down to the typos reviewed by hundreds of different people within a few minutes. There's hundreds of reviews which start with the exact same first few lowercase characters, then a random word in upper case. There's another pattern of pasting some other popular app's name in the review - probably for ASO (App store optimization) purposes to get better ranking in the store. Some reviewers claim to get 9 month long relationships from a 3 month old "one night stand" app.

Now, sure, there are real reviews too which are all 1 star reviews warning everyone else about the scam but 3000 1 star real reviews easily get overpowered by 67000 5 star fake ones.

Let's look at the screenshots. App uses pictures of attractive women as you would expect from most dating apps. However let's dig a bit deeper. I downloaded the screenshots and did a reverse google search with them. These pictures are straight up stolen from someone's instagram profile and other chive articles with titles "Sometimes you gotta let them breathe" with pictures of women with big tits.

Next let's estimate the downloads and revenue for this app. For this, we go use SensorTower. For November, it estimates 70,000 downloads and $200,000 revenue. Now I know that sensor tower estimations aren't that accurate but for an app which is #26 in the store, I won't be surprised if this number were actually close enough. Considering this app has been available since September 15th and Christmas is when apps get the most revenue, I won't be surprised if they had scammed half a million by taking advantage of gullible people.

EDIT:

More about accuracy of Sensor Tower estimates as explained by /u/drysart here: https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/...h=51109789

and by a Sensor Tower employee /u/dizietzz here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/...h=bca18e9a

I downloaded the app to test it and no surprises, was bombarded with a ton of fake messages from obviously fake "milfs". But unfortunately, I couldn't read most of the messages as I couldn't afford to buy a $69 in app purchase. App was also filled with obvious typos, misspellings like "Reciving info" etc. Didn't bother wasting too much time on the app.

If anyone is interested, here are 2 copies of this app. I am not sure if they are different apps or the same because my browser shows them with the same icon but slightly different names. Be careful if you download this, it will bombard you with popups asking you to subscribe to the in app purchase. Keep your finger OFF of the home button unless you want to accidentally buy the $69 IAP and hook up with some hot singles!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/one-nigh...13060?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/one-nigh...13060?mt=8

If anyone is interested in screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/kIqC9

Video recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bw9xzek2xeuq2z...M.mp4?dl=0

I am also working on a way to download all reviews in bulk so I can recognize more similar patterns in the fake reviews. EDIT: Check out a google docs data dump of all the reviews here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...sp=sharing

Can we all please discuss how such scam gets around the app review team when us developers often have to go through such a strict app review on our legitimate apps? Can we also please discuss the completely broken rating system and how such app has been available on the store for over 3 months despite being reported countless times and despite getting thousands of fake 5 star reviews?

There were a few other posts couple months ago about apps claiming to be antivirus software but were just scam. This proves disparity in the app review system for legitimate apps vs such scam apps.

Proposed solutions:

Have some trigger which auto flags any app which is climbing up the rankings or getting too many reviews too fast and then have some human manually verify it?
Flag reviews which have the same text.
If an app has a subscription model OR very expensive pricing, pay extra attention while reviewing the app.
Pay attention when reviewing apps and shit like “click of a mouse”, “Drag photos”, “Play store” should be easy to identify scams. When I submit my apps, they go through extreme scrutiny and often get rejected for silly stuff (example: Restore button not available for IAP - even though it actually is, App was rated 9+ and should be higher even though I rated the app 17+). So I wonder how these ones get through.
Why is reporting an app so hard on iOS? I can’t find a report button anywhere on the app page. Ended up using the support website to report it.
iOS 11 App store has no way to sort/filter reviews. So if you look at this app, it ONLY shows you the 5 star ratings ONLY. Completely hides the 1 star reviews which deceives the consumer. The app store should have a filter for sorting by time/rating, filtering by number of stars, should let you see other reviews from the same user etc.
EDIT: Check out a google docs data dump of all the reviews here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...sp=sharing

EDIT: Few people are asking me why I went through such extent to expose this? I did network security in school, so this is up my alley. Plus, I am a developer and make my living off of the app store, so this kind of stuff personally impacts me. Maybe I am jealous that a shady app is taking a spot in the top rankings which could be taken by real apps and also reducing the trust of regular people in the app store and making them skeptical about legitimate apps and in app purchases too. So when they would come across one of my legitimate apps with legitimate 5 star reviews, they would be skeptical. This stuff erodes the trust in a marketplace and should be exposed. Is it bad then that I am frustrated and outraged? You tell me.

EDIT: Just woke up to somehow getting banned from posting in iosprogramming subreddit without a reason. Can a moderator please explain why I was banned? EDIT Got banned probably because one of the mods saw the title and thought it was just some spam. Contacted mods and now I am unbanned there Smile

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/iOSProgramming/...h=68ac6882

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