Ever wonder how some newly released apps manage to get thousands of 5-star reviews within days? If so, then wonder no more, as this video gives us a rare inside look at one of these click farms in China, where humans and machines mix to create fake reviews 24/7. The work flow is basically: download, install, review, uninstall, and repeat under a new account. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“At that time, Tech in Asia reported that China media surmised that the image showed a woman manipulating App Store rankings by downloading, installing, and then uninstalling apps over and over again to bump up its rankings. This certainly wouldn’t be unheard of, because Tech in Asia also reports that on popular Chinese e-commerce sites, there are ads for ‘App Store ranking manipulation’ services,” reports Kotaku.