An App Store clickfarmer

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This year-old photo of a woman seated at a wall of Iphones went viral on Chinese social media, where it was identified as a clickfarmer whose job is to repeatedly install apps on multiple phones in order to inflate their App Store ranks.

The service — which puts your app into the top 10 free apps — reportedly costs about $11,000 in upfront costs, and $65,000/week for maintenance. Dozens of vendors advertise comparably priced services on China’s Taobao marketplace… More at boingboing.

I hate this, but it’s easy to hate things like this when you live in a place where you don’t have to do it to eat.

 



Categories: Apps

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  1. So just because an app is in the top ten, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good.

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