Appsfire Introduces the Appsfire App Score
Movie-goers have things like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes where people can go to one location for aggregated scores from other users and critics about movies. Until now, there’s yet to be a quality, similar services for iOS apps. Appsfire has just introduced the Appsfire App Score, a dynamic score that uses various parameters multiple times a day to create an overall score for apps.
The App Scores use AppGenome, an app metadata engine that Appsfire has been building for the last two years. The engine aggregates hundreds of millions of data points on apps per week, helping power the Appsfire App Score. The App Score comes from three basic components, Rankings Score, Ratings Score, and Developer Score. Rankings deals with how an app sustains its spot in the rankings, Ratings keeps track of the consistency, frequency, and quality of rankings, and Developer ranks the reputation and success of the developer in question. The score also uses data from other review sites and publications as well as mentions on Twitter and Facebook.
Appsfire has created the App Score to because they feel that the current rankings and ratings systems are flawed and aren’t always completely honest. The rankings in the App Store only rank the top 200 apps (while 630,000 others are ignored), the rankings can easily be played with by marketers, new app ratings aren’t accurate, and even some reviews on iTunes are created by third-party services. The Appsfire App Score should be a great way to sort out to great from the good and the good from the complete junk in the App Store.