Like knowing that your opinion (and those of your fellow Apple users) makes a difference? Then you'll be happy to know that reports are surfacing from research firm Fiksu that Apple is most likely experimenting with the way it handle app rankings, and this time it's incorporating the influence of user ratings. As reported by TechCrunch, there's even some evidence that Apple is partly sorting apps by engagement, or how long you spend with an app.
Earlier in the week we reported that word got out that Apple had bought Matcha.tv back in May, which now appears to be the cause for its sudden disappearance from the App Store following its acquisition. (Compare this, too, to how Apple left HopStop up after acquiring it.) And now we know why the Cupertino giant acquired it: it simply gave the Apple the recommendations it really wanted.