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[DISCUSSION] Black hat and Ads install network will kill the Android platform!

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By Söderström, Senior Member on 1st July 2015, 09:38 PM
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Maybe this sounds weird but hang on, I'm bean working on a fitness app 24/7 for the last 5 month and the app is getting pretty nice if you ask me.

The app is called Runbit and focus on a completly new way of running by placing stars on the map around you. I've also added extra option for hunting animals and escaping from monsters. Beside being a great looking app I've added support for the Android Wear with full map support witch are pretty insane compared to Runkeeper, Nike+ and so on..

Now comes the problem the app have around 3900 downloads on the Android platform. My question is why I'm not getting more downloads, Looking at the top30 list in Android the apps looks like crap built in 1 week and pretty obvious some black hat / ads network have boost the app to reach over 500k downloads in a month or so. Is it even possible to reach a decent user base without a budget like Nike or some blackhat magic or click farm?

First place a user looks for new apps is the top list but if "app install ads" have boost crap to the top list what will happen in the long run?

Thanks and have a nice day!

ps. If you would like to leave som feedback on Runbit or see with your own eye
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