04 NOV

iGlowStickPro Wins Big from Apple Mistake

by arn

Picture 1An otherwise unremarkable $0.99 app released today by iPhone developer Spielwerk has had a big win due to a mistake by Apple.

The app iGlowStickPro is a simple glow-stick entertainment app and really had little to distinguish itself from the hundreds of other apps released this week…. until a mistake on Apple’s part positioned it as the #1 selling paid app in their top 100 list. (See image on right).

These top 100 lists serve as a massive amount of advertising for developers who make that high, but iGlowStickPro’s positioning was simply an Apple glitch that was quickly corrected. The incorrect list was up for maybe 1-2 hours, but the impact has already been seen.

iGlowStickPro is now ranked #40 in all paid entertainment apps already. A huge rise for day #1 of sales. Other apps listed may have also seen sales boosts, but many of them were already ranked so the difference so far has been less dramatic.

The Top 100 lists seem back in order as of this writing.


  1. franz

    hey.. we already have been at rank #40 before that happened :P

    thank god we haven’t opened the _good_ champagne ;)

  2. John

    When I click on the link that takes me to the appshopper.com website it says its $0.99 but when I click on the link to the itunes store its $1.19. What is up with that? Cool app though.

  3. Emma Ryan

    Hope apple make the same mistake with ours,
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    That FastMall application is amazing! Shake your iPhone for the restroom? Guidance at Mall of America store by store? Thats cool.

  5. Tom Horn

    @John – Are you logged into the Australian App Store?

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    its the tax einstein

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    Y’all should check out the game RadTap in the App Store – that’s where it’s at!

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  11. Destiny | Freebeezndealz

    This glowstick for iphone seems pointless, but my daughter had to try it. I can’t believe all the different apps there are for her phone. Wow.

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  13. arul

    hi that sounds grt dude..

  14. Darren

    John – re your comment on price
    Apps are usually listed in $USD on most sites, the lowest paid price is 99cents. Your local app store will convert that to your local currency, which in this case is higher.

    Cheers Darren

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