Many of our Android app makers are new to the app making game, and are still falling for the most common of errors. In this post I am going to address some of the most common Android app errors that you can’t ignore if you want to make your app stand out in the Android app market.
Let me firstly thank you all for creating apps with AppsGeyser. The work that you guys have put into your app making is spectacular. We are seeing some fantastic apps being created. The time invested in developing your ideas and creating your apps is certainly showing in the quality of the apps we are now seeing.
Issue 1 – App Distribution
AppsGeyser app makers start to create an app, and then quickly upload their app to Google Play.
There are two issues here straight away.
1: The quality of your app download page in any app store needs to be high. We are seeing that many app makers are not uploading suitable screenshots. Their app description is vague and has no target keywords. Uploading your app to any Android app market is, in itself, a big deal that needs to treated with the same level of thought that you have put in to actually creating your app. We have created a number of guides on app distribution that will be of use for you. These include app names, app descriptions and creating the most suitable screenshots.
2: App store distribution choice is being limited. We are still seeing that app makers are opting to only upload their apps to Google Play. This is a fantastic app store, and we certainly advocate for all apps to be located in the Google Play store. HOWEVER, and this is a huge however, Google Play is an extremely over-crowed store. If you are a new app maker that has yet to build your loyal audience, then quite simply you are going to fight to get your app recognized there. Getting your app to appear in organic searches when competition is so high is a near impossibility for new app makers. It is time for you to make a name for yourself in alternate app stores, including Amazon. Let your audience begin to talk about your apps and from here, once you have a name, people will begin to search for your app in Google Play. It is not an overnight process.
Issue 2: Forgetting your app
We can almost cry when we see these great apps sitting and sitting. All apps need to be updated from time to time. It doesn’t matter if you feel that your app is perfect or not. It is a requirement for all apps to be maintained to keep the interest of the app user. So many app makers create Android apps, and then swiftly move on to their next project and never look back over their previous, now dying, apps. UPDATE TODAY
Issue 3: Marketing
App marketing does not end with app creation. To keep your app buzzing, along with regularly updating it, you need to be regularly marketing the app. Keep the app news available on your social media pages, and get people talking. Send push notifications to your app users to persuade them to become active on your social media sites. You need to maintain the buzz around your app or else you will quickly see your beautiful flame begin to die a slow and painful death.