Did Donald Trump Reality Social App Prime Google Play Retailer Chart?

Did Donald Trump Reality Social App Prime Google Play Retailer Chart?

A number of months after it first launched, Donald Trump’s social media app Reality Social is now accessible on the Google Play Retailer.

On October 12, Google formally permitted the conservative-leaning app, arrange by the previous president after he was banned from Twitter, for its on-line retailer.

Reality Social initially was solely downloadable through the Apple app retailer after its launch in February, and for months was not accessible on Android.

A variety of technical points additionally hit the platform after its launch, together with lengthy ready lists for these wanting to enroll and the shortage of a useful web site the place customers can submit their “truths”—the app’s equal of a tweet.

After Google confirmed the app can now be distributed on its retailer, Trump Media & Expertise Group (TMTG) Chief Government Officer Devin Nunes stated in a press release: “It has been a pleasure to work with Google, and we’re glad they helped us to lastly convey Reality Social to all Individuals, no matter what system they use.”

Did Donald Trump Reality Social App Prime Google Play Retailer Chart?
This picture illustration exhibits a picture of former President Donald Trump subsequent to a cellphone display screen that’s displaying the Reality Social app, in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2022.
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The Declare

Because it turned accessible on the Google app retailer, Trump has shared numerous articles and posts on Reality Social stating that it had climbed to the highest of the obtain charts.

“Did anybody occur to note that Reality Social is Quantity One, forward of TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, and all others? Simply asking,” Trump wrote on October 17.

Whereas the above message, which circulated in type of a screenshot on different social media websites, doesn’t make clear precisely what service the previous president was referring to, one other message does.

Days earlier Trump additionally shared an article from the Simply the Information website titled: “Trump’s Reality Social app soars to No. 1 on the Google Play retailer”

Within the article, Nunes described the way it “took us some time to get right here,” however Reality Social is main different apps within the Google Play Retailer.

“We’re glad to be right here. So we’re hopeful now that everybody who has an Android can both go to the Google Play Retailer or the Samsung Galaxy Retailer and obtain the app,” Nunes stated.

The Info

In keeping with SimilarWeb, which tracks web site site visitors and efficiency, Reality Social is at the moment the highest rating app for obtain on the Google Play Retailer within the U.S, though the leaderboard has not been up to date since October 16.

Sensor Tower, an analytics platform, additionally states Reality Social was the highest downloaded app within the U.S. on October 15 and 16, earlier than dropping to second on October 17 and being positioned fourth on October 18.

As of the morning of October 19, the AppBrain web site additionally locations Reality Social because the fourth most-downloaded free app within the U.S. with greater than 100,000 downloads.

Additionally it is value noting that whereas the Retailer Rank metric elements in a number of parameters, together with whole downloads, recency of downloads, opinions, uninstalls, person expertise, in-app revenues, and extra, it isn’t equal to having the biggest person base.

In keeping with an April Forbes report, on the time Reality Social had no less than 2 million energetic customers, although that quantity has seemingly risen since its addition to Google Play.

When Reality Social was first launched in February, it additionally turned the quantity free app on Apple’s retailer simply hours after it turned accessible.

Nevertheless, by April, Reality Social fell down the rating on the Apple on-line retailer and was at one level the 173rd hottest app, in accordance with SimilarWeb information.

Newsweek has reached out to Donald Trump and Google for remark.

The Ruling

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Reality Social did for a interval “hit primary” following a surge of recent downloads after it turned accessible on the Google Play Retailer.

That was just like the dynamic noticed when it reached the highest of the Apple obtain chart following its unique launch.

Nevertheless, the app couldn’t preserve its momentum and has already began to descend down the Google Play Retailer charts on the time of writing.

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