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Flower Garden Now An Apple Staff Favorite On The App Store Worldwide!

Aparently Santa came to town a little later this year. Or maybe it was the Reyes Magos (also bit late). In either case, I woke up this morning to find a very nice present waiting for me at my computer: Apple featured Flower Garden as an Apple Staff Favorite! Apparently this is in all App Stores worldwide too (I have confirmations for Canada and Thailand, so I imagine it applies to other territories as well).


This is the first time Flower Garden has received any kind of “Apple love”, so it’s particularly exciting, especially considering that Flower Garden was released all the way back in April. I imagine the recent update, which included the Flower Shop with in-app purchases, must have caught someone’s eye.

The only downside is that the featuring might throw off the sales data I was collecting to show the effect on sales that in-app purchases and the holiday season had. But I’m not really complaining. That’s a very nice reason to have the data thrown off ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Apple!

  1. Awesome! It’s good to see that you’re getting some recognition for all the hard work you’ve put into the app. I’ve really appreciated your series of posts on In App Purchases.

  2. Congratulations!

    It also appears in the German Store.
    Keep up your great work! (And maybe write some more posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congratulations!

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear in the Belgian store. Don’t worry though: being featured on this particular store didn’t translate into noticeable sales for our games. On the other hand, being featured on the France App Store allowed us to see a x10-20 increase for this territory. I hope Flower Garden will see the same success (and even more) on a worldwide scale ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Congratulations on being featured! I just found out about your site and went thru some of the articles covering the sales trend of Flower Garden. Generally, your experience closely reflects some that we ourselves have gone thru

    With regards to getting featured by Apple, one generally tends to get *significantly* more sales if featured under ‘What’s Hot’ or ‘New and Noteworthy’. That’s because these two lists appear on the device App Store while the ‘Staff Favorites’ do not. The difference is generally between 5x to 10x from our experience. Just an observation, not taking away the credit here..

    Wishing you the very best and I would be cheering from the sidelines!

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