How the App Store turned into software development’s holy grail
Gaming phenomenon Angry Birds jumped to No.1 in the App Store after a nod from Apple.
When Apple booted discovery app AppGratis from its App Store in April, it was a sharp reminder to iOS developers: don’t mess with Apple’s rankings or suffer the consequences.
In this case, the app, which offered a free or discounted app each day on Apple’s App Store to 10 million users, reportedly gamed the system by pushing its partners’ apps to the top of Apple’s charts. Apple cried foul, complaining that the app violated two of its policies, including a newly-minted rule…