Microsoft finally trying to fix the app store spam problem


There are many complaints about the way the Windows Phone Store sorts apps, separating the wheat from the chaff of spammy apps.

It seems Microsoft has recently updated the algorithm which assigns Top Games.

According to the excerpt from a communication from Microsoft with a developer, previously the sorting was mainly via number of downloads over time.

The new rank will also depend on customer ratings, how frequently an app is pinned or unpinned from the start screen and how often it crashes.

The new algorithm is designed to encourage quality, well performing apps with high customer satisfaction, though we suspect the usual suspects will still try and game the system by encouraging high review ratings and making sure their app gets pinned.

Are our readers encouraged by Microsoft’s move? Let us know below.

Thanks Gerasimos for the tip.

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