A while ago I noticed an app named ‘Download Copyleft music MP3’ (it used to go by a different name a couple of months ago, same package name though)
This app has over 10,000,000 downloads and 700k+ ratings. Yet, it does not seem to show up anywhere.
Searching for the title on the Google Play website does not give me any results. so at first I thought it might not be available in all countries. However while browsing alternative apps, it showed under ‘similar’ apps. And clicking the app would then show the full page. And it can also be reached by going to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mp3downloaderandroid
So then I thought I would try AppAnnie (They keep track of all apps in the popular app stores). Check out: Download Copyleft music MP3 - Google Play Top Apps | App Annie and click daily ranks on the left.
It says it is not ranked in any country at all?
For an app that was only available for the first time on March 6th 2013 with over 10,000,000 downloads it sure is strange that it is not ranked anywhere at al. (Keeping in mind that AppAnnie tracks ranks up to the #400th position or something like that)
Taking into account the strange visibility (can not be found by searching the Google Play website, but can be found when visiting the app page directly or under ‘similar’ apps) and the fact that the developer changed the account name (which AFAIK is impossible unless you register a new account and have your apps transferred over by Google support). Is it possible that this developer got inside help from somebody at Google? Or am I just missing a few tricks in the Google Play Dev. dashboard?
Looking forward to any replies. Also very curious if the app can be found by searching for it on Google Play in your country. (If you can or can not find it, please mention your country)