A high-speed simulation of apps, developers, users,
and their interactions in the app store.


Analyse App Features


Predict Viral Effects of App Publicity


Predict App Performance and Analyse Developer Strategies

AppEco has been featured as lead technology story in New Scientist.

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AppEco is created by

Dr Soo Ling Lim and Dr Peter J. Bentley.



Soo Ling Lim, Peter J. Bentley, and Fuyuki Ishikawa (2016). The Effects of Developer Dynamics on Fitness in an Evolutionary Ecosystem Model of the App Store. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (TEVC). vol 20 issue 4, pp. 529 – 545.

Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley (2013). Investigating App Store Ranking Algorithms using a Simulation of Mobile App Ecosystems. 13th IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC), pp. 2672-2679.

Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley (2012). How to be a successful app developer: lessons from the simulation of an app ecosystem. ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO’12), pp. 129-136. (Also featured in ACM SIGEVOlution)

Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley (2012).  App epidemics: modelling the effects of publicity in a mobile app ecosystem, 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE’13), pp. 202-209.


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