It’s become hard to manipulate App Store rankings, with Apple increasingly stamping out contributions made by bots. But what if you have a huge bank of iPhones to make (seemingly) legitimate contributions?
This image is circulating Chinese social media site Weibo, captioned to explain that it shows a “hardworking App Store ranking manipulation employee.” Flanked by dozens of iPhones, she’s supposedly tapping away to force apps up the rankings. There’s also what’s purported to be a price list for the service too — with the offer of getting an app into the Top 10 Free Apps for $US11,200 and a further $US65,000 a each week to keep it there.
How accurate and truthful this all is, it’s hard to say. But as Tech in Asia points out, listings on Chinese e-commerce sites certainly describe how vendors offer these exact services. This seems as good a way to offer the service as any other. [Tech in Asia and Weibo via Cult of Mac via Verge]