If you're an iPhone developer and you've been struggling to figure out a way to get your game back on to the top 100, just get a celebrity to mention how they can't stop playing your game on a talk show. Megan Fox appeared last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and explained how addicted she is to the time management game Sally's Spa [$2.99 / Free].

The iPhone chat begins at around 3:20 remaining in the video:

Since Megan Fox's plug on this nationally broadcasted talk show just last night, Sally's Spa is back on the top 100. (Position #92 and climbing as of this writing.) This isn't the first time we've seen celebrities mention iPhone games, between Demi Moore tweeting about battling Ashton Kutcher in Flight Control [99¢] or American Idol winner Jordin Sparks tweeting high scores from Harbor Master [99¢ / Free] among others.

This just goes to show how shockingly mainstream both iPhones and iPhone gaming is becoming, something I'm not sure many people expected when the iPhone and the App Store launched.

  • Zincous

    They played this on my local radio stations this morning as well. Talking about her interview and this app as well as some other because of what Megan Fox said. Not surprised that it pushed Sally's Spa back into the top 100.

  • Zincous

    They played this on my local radio stations this morning as well. Talking about her interview and this app as well as some other because of what Megan Fox said. Not surprised that it pushed Sally's Spa back into the top 100.

  • Adams Immersive

    I'd be interested to hear developers' reports on dealing with Megan Fox. What's the best way to get her to mention your app? What's the turnaround time? Does she respond promptly to your questions throughout the process? Can you resubmit if your app is rejected? How does her developer communication compare to Ashton Kutcher's?

  • Adams Immersive

    I'd be interested to hear developers' reports on dealing with Megan Fox. What's the best way to get her to mention your app? What's the turnaround time? Does she respond promptly to your questions throughout the process? Can you resubmit if your app is rejected? How does her developer communication compare to Ashton Kutcher's?

  • Dreezix

    The games being mentioned is a nice surprise, but are you really surprised iphones are becoming "mainstream?" I mean it's not like they haven't been selling millions and millions of them for years now, and every time a new model is released it's front page news....

  • Dreezix

    The games being mentioned is a nice surprise, but are you really surprised iphones are becoming "mainstream?" I mean it's not like they haven't been selling millions and millions of them for years now, and every time a new model is released it's front page news....

  • Kita

    I'm guessing the price went up 2 dollars because of the mention too

  • Kita

    I'm guessing the price went up 2 dollars because of the mention too

  • AttackOfThePwned

    Of course the price went up they have to pay her for the plug. Seriously do you actually think she plays it with any consistency? They discuss before these talk shows what they are going to talk about. I am sure her publicist made sure the producers knew that they needed to incorporate this plug into the show. People in the public eye that go onto talk shows rarely talk about things off the top of their heads unless they are paid to. She also plugged the Kindle, another nice chunk of change...

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      While you may be right about this, don't be so cynical. I can assure you that we did not pay Jordin Sparks to plug Harbor Master - we don't have that kind of money :) It was just a happy surprise to see her tweeting her scores, and of course we told everyone we know about it. It's quite possible Megan Fox really is a Sally's Spa junkie. People love their games - even celebrities :)

    • xeno

      Make sure you remove that tin foil on your head when you're done.

    • xeno

      Also the price went up a month ago, July 25 to be exact. A simple search on AppShopper would tell you that. Before you make up some crazy trailer park story up.

      http://appshopper.com/games/sallys-spa

    • Adams Immersive

      I was joking... maybe he was too :)

  • AttackOfThePwned

    Of course the price went up they have to pay her for the plug. Seriously do you actually think she plays it with any consistency? They discuss before these talk shows what they are going to talk about. I am sure her publicist made sure the producers knew that they needed to incorporate this plug into the show. People in the public eye that go onto talk shows rarely talk about things off the top of their heads unless they are paid to. She also plugged the Kindle, another nice chunk of change...

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      While you may be right about this, don't be so cynical. I can assure you that we did not pay Jordin Sparks to plug Harbor Master - we don't have that kind of money :) It was just a happy surprise to see her tweeting her scores, and of course we told everyone we know about it. It's quite possible Megan Fox really is a Sally's Spa junkie. People love their games - even celebrities :)

    • xeno

      Make sure you remove that tin foil on your head when you're done.

    • xeno

      Also the price went up a month ago, July 25 to be exact. A simple search on AppShopper would tell you that. Before you make up some crazy trailer park story up.

      http://appshopper.com/games/sallys-spa

    • Adams Immersive

      I was joking... maybe he was too :)