How One Scammer Manipulated Apple’s Top Charts To Earn Tens Of Thousands Daily Using A $10 GameSalad Template

TechCrunch

Something fishy has been going on with Apple’s App Store top charts. No, I’m not talking about “Flappy Bird” (well, maybe that too), but rather how on earth two different developers used a $10 GameSalad template to send their respective apps — one free, and one paid — into the App Store’s top charts. And more importantly, how did that paid app keep climbing the charts, earning a developer who’s clearly a well-known scammer, a lot of money?

Industry insiders noticed this was happening earlier this month, though word has spread further as the apps climbed higher and higher in the charts.

The GameSalad template in question is called “Red Bouncing Ball Spikes.” It’s a simple game that would…

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