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The Apps That Get Featured in the App Store

Over the past few months, I’ve been researching the kinds of apps that get featured on the iOS App Store home page for different countries around the world. I’ve posted my initial findings as an online report with dynamic graphs and analysis.

This is a fantastic report with lots of data points for any developer trying to get their apps featured by Apple. Dave Addey's highly interactive regional graphs and notes are very well done. Be sure to check out Dave Addey's other works on his main blog.

The most interesting data point involves free vs. paid apps. It's not really surprising in hindsight, but there's a much higher number of apps that were free when they were featured compared to ones that had paid features. The exceptions seem to be books and productivity apps.