On latest few days ago, Apple got new business headache when fraudulent App promotion services gives kind of “Cheat Services” that guarantee Top 25 App Store rankings for quite not too expensive money value.
Found this via Info from Pocket Gamer the info would be like :
”For $5,000, said company will allegedly utilize bots that will download a developer's app over and over again until it has broken into the top 25 charts. At this point, the developer's app will have received sufficient customer exposure to attract downloads from real people”.
What an unethical spirit of crafty spirit developer mindset. There is no dignity and pride in that pity fraud app store rankings but what We analyze on that, Apple has to move very fast to solve this problem. Like They said for just $5,000 Apple could lose millions of dollar and Apple loyal developer could fell Their spirit down as far as this problem arises. Please watch this not just as a simple programming infringement but way more than that is about trust, security & logical breach and for more bad news, end customer satisfaction betrayal.
While Apple Inc wrote in Their iClarified about fraud app store rankings and say like this below :
“Once You build a great app, You want everyone to know about it. However, when You promote Your app, You should avoid using services that advertise or guarantee top placement in App Store charts. Even if You are not personally engaged in manipulating App Store chart rankings or user reviews, employing services that do so on Your behalf may result in the loss of Your Apple Developer Program membership.”
We would say that unfortunately Apple already missed this fraud app store rankings case happens abroad. Apple needs to fix several thing in Their App Store system that prevents this case likely to happen again in the future. We would not discuss about the technical way how to do it because Apple Inc could do it by Themselves without involving 3rd party solution hence this list is the impact of fraud app store rankings if Apple couldn't solve it nicely.
Impact of Fraud App Store Rankings #01
Apple loyal & candidate customer are really hard to gain for moreover on Their mobile tech marketplace battle upon Google Android Market, Windows Phone Apps Marketplace and please don't underestimate also Blackberry App World. Customer in this today of rapid fast network maybe only come in One Timer App Store browser so if They feel this review is sucked than They hardly would come back again to buy or install another apps.
Impact of Fraud App Store Rankings #02
Simply of Apple App Store to handle this kind of bots. We talk about reputation here so, Apple needs to re-shape and re-design again how Apple determines applications rankings based logical algorithm system. Whether it's gonna do an overhaul or not, or it could be only a simple modification, the rule is mandatory.
Impact of Fraud App Store Rankings #03
Key of successful mobile application market sale maybe could define by several category or criteria but We'd rather pointing at one critical value, apps developer support. Without Them, how good is Your mobile product either on smartphones of tablet PC, how good Your mobile OS is, how good the revenue of this profit sale is, Your mobile product and mobile OS would face an abyss problem to conquer the market. Fraud app store rankings could easily swipe out a loyal & great candidate apps developer.
Impact of Fraud App Store Rankings #04
Our less point but still not at least criteria because this last point is also very important. What is that? Decline Brand Value as a worst nightmare in all industries all around the globe. We have to keep and fight for Our Brand Value because behind that are Our reputation, hard work, innovative value, and Our future asset to overcome the market. Case of Fraud App Store Rankings maybe not that simple but it could be contained as long as They would likely never happen again in at least 2 (two) years from now. The longer would be absolutely The Better especially for Apple Brands.
Would dear Mr. Steve Job gonna mad if He found out about this? Well, if We are Apple Executive in charge of this App Store Market Department, We need to get away as soon as possible and solve this as fast as We could. Good luck on solving this Fraud App Store Rankings problem, dear Apple Inc!