September 23, 2019, 03:07:48 PM

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Offline Matty

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Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:13:51 PM »
From my journal..

Discovered this with a few other users apps...

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Techniques google play uses to direct traffic - 2019-09-02
Techniques google play uses to direct traffic

Google play has a few tricks up its sleeve to prevent users from enjoying certain apps. Other than positioning out of view it can also throttle the download speed of specific apps which means many users will not complete a download.

Eg one app may be 100mb and it will download fast but if google doesnt want the app to succeed they will slow the download speed meaning that most users will not bother installing.

Such failed installs wont show up on the developer console but instead will show as views of the store page only.

In these cases the developer will simply believe their app has a low install rate.

I discovered this withca few different apps, not my own.


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Offline Xaron

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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 08:04:32 PM »
Seriously? o_O

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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 01:01:41 AM »
Could this be explained by popular apps being put on a CDN or faster route or something, and unpopular apps not? 

(Edit: not for shady practices, but as a reflection of demand, although being Google they should afford a fast route for all apps, even the less popular)

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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 03:35:50 AM »
[citation needed]

Offline Brucey

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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 07:19:52 PM »
Paranoia much?

Offline RemiD

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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 08:56:14 PM »
i can install some apps on my recent enough smartphone (android 8.1.0) that i can't install on my older tablet (android 4.2.2), but i can still view the page of the app in both cases, maybe the answer is as simple as that ?
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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 09:08:46 PM »
I had slow and fast updates for the very same applications - so it might just depend on what CDN server you get mistakingly (or because of traffic-load-balancing) redirected

As eg. for applications with a price tag Google earns a share for each sale, they would cut their own if they made user experience worse ("ohh ... always slow downloads on the play store ...").


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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 12:06:02 AM »
As eg. for applications with a price tag Google earns a share for each sale, they would cut their own if they made user experience worse ("ohh ... always slow downloads on the play store ...")
Oof that's a good point. They want to profit, and they do so whenever an app on their Play Store sells, no matter the author.

Offline Rick Nasher

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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2019, 07:03:19 PM »
Yes and no: Google isn't lacking money, no urge for making a profit, money is flooding them from all directions. Few years back they already had over 50.000.000.000 in the bank and not doing *anything* with it at all, simply because they can. Not anything?? No- not anything. Is that sound? No, but they're still doing it and who knows how much is on their account today.
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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2019, 08:00:54 PM »
As much as I like google, I hate them just as much when for 2 years they allowed the NSA to spy on everyone using the browser, google search etc. There were rumours but nobody believed it; google allowing the NSA to breach everybodies privacy, no way they would do that. Then, turns out it was all true.
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Re: Techniques up googles sleeve app store
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2019, 09:06:09 PM »
It does not matter if google has cash money or not:  they need to generate income as else the share holders will rebel and say "chop the head of xyz for good!".


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