A few weeks ago I noticed that the usage stats for Embiggen were going up pretty quickly. Normally there would be about 200 page views per day, but that number jumped up to about 700 one day, and then up to 6297 the day after! I was psyched, but I didn’t realize until a couple of days after that embiggen had been posted on Reddit, and the app had gotten most of the downloads from that post. A small viral effect started, and there were market links popping up on twitter, blogs, and eventually AppBrain listed Embiggen on the Top 10 Hot apps of the day, because of the increase in downloads within a single day.
I want to thank reddit user evilpig for posting the app, and everyone for providing feedback on it. I just wish I could have seen it sooner, so that I could have responded to some of the questions quicker. A couple of weeks later, there was another crest of user activity that came with a bunch more downloads, but I have no idea how word spread about that one.
As far as I know, there is no way to tell how people are finding your android market page, but it would be really useful to know that sort of thing. Does anyone out there know if there’s a way to get stats for your android market page? Leave a comment here, or hit me up on Reddit (SN: briercan)