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‘How to game the App Store’

Longtime app developer David Barnard details all the ways you can cheat to get ahead on the App Store:

The App Store is an incredible marketplace that has generated tens of billions in revenue while empowering billions of people around the world to do amazing things with these magical little computers we carry around in our pockets. But I do think the overall success of the App Store has blinded Apple to the need for various course corrections over the years. And as the financial incentive to build and maintain great niche apps dries up, the beautiful and diverse forest of apps that is the App Store will slowly start to look more like the unkempt Play Store.

His examples—there are ten of them—are all painful. All of these items should be at the top of the to-do list for Apple’s App Store team.