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Developers cheating on the iPhone App Store



Developers cheating on the iPhone App Store

More than 10 million downloads have been made from the newly released iTunes App Store, according to Apple. The company also says the amount of software has already increased since the store’s launch last Thursday, from about 500 apps to more than 800. Of these, roughly 90 percent it says cost less than $10, including 200 free as AIM and Remote. The company has so far not said how many downloads have been free software, or which categories are the most popular.

Some reports meanwhile suggest that certain developers have deliberately

altered the names of their applications to gain positions in the rank of the App Store. By putting a space or symbol such as a question mark in front of their name, it is believed that companies can drag apps to the top of alphabetical lists, increasing their visibility. One of the worst offenders is said to be Jirbo, whose Jirbo Break and Jirbo Avatar are even listed at the top of apps like 105 Classics and AIM.

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Source: iPodNN