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This is a minor essay written for University of Pennsylvania's course 'Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom' on the Harm Principle

One answer to the question of why we should have a State, comes from John Stuart Mill, that the state improves human welfare by preventing us from harming each other, also known as the Harm Principle. This means that the state needs to prevent us from harming and fighting with each other, which it can do so through the implementation of laws and processes to enforce these laws. The State then allows for peaceful and productive relations to emerge and therefore creates a basic condition for peaceful coexistence.

Understanding the iOS App Charts

Below is an excerpt from an internal paper I wrote in 2013 for N3V Games

How the iOS App Charts Work

The Apple iOS App Charts rankings are influenced by the following factors:
  • Rolling Download Count per 24 Hours
  • Download Figures for the Previous 72 Hours
  • Daily Active Users
  • Amount of Reviews
  • Volume of Ratings / Average Rating Score
Through a combination of these values, apps are ranked against each other overall, and on their genre specific stores. Knowing how this ranking system works, it is possible to put yourself ahead of the majority of apps available by implementing a few key measures that specifically aim to improve your numbers in the 4 major ranking areas which will increase your performance on the mobile app charts.