Wednesday, July 15, 2009

WSJ Article - Developers lost in a sea of Apps

WSJ has an article today on AppStores and the challenge that developers face in promoting their apps in a sea of Apps.

Developers say the key to succeeding on the App Store is to appear on the lists of top-ranked apps that Apple compiles. The 25 most downloaded apps appear on the first page of the store when someone accesses the site from their iPhone. People also find apps through keyword searches or by browsing categories.

"If it appears in the top 100, then everybody will see it," said Vijay Chattha, head of VSC Consulting, a San Francisco marketing firm that is launching a business to help iPhone app developers promote their wares.