Getting your app into the hands of app users is otherwise known as app distribution. The main focus on app distribution is how you can get your app to the widest possible audience that will appreciate your app and use your app. In our previous app distribution post we mentioned that there are various ways of app distribution, these include: using your websites, review pages and of course app distribution via Android app markets.
- App distribution GooglePlay – the app store for your Free Android app
One of the question that we hear most often is ‘do we have to upload our app to GooglePlay?’ Well, the answer is no, you can distribute your free Android app that you have created with AppsGeyser’s app making templates in any android app store including; Amazon app store and GetJar. It is important that you understand the audience styles for each app store, as each store differs, only you can really know which store would best best suits the need for your app. App distribution is an important stage of your app making and although we stress that there are many app stores out there, whether we like it or not, the monopoly still lays with GooglePlay and therefore we feel that in order to give your app the best chance of success, GooglePlay should indeed be part of your app distribution plan.
Why Use GooglePlay ?
There are five main reasons why we feel that you must consider GooglePlay within your app distribution plan:
1: Audience size –GooglePlay remains the most popular of all Android app stores, and this means that your app will be visible in one of the largest app stores in the World. GooglePlay boasts more searches undertaken per day than any other app store, therefore there is more of a chance that someone will search for an app like yours.
2: Easy Access – This is the key to GooglePlay’s success, GooglePlay has the advantage of being pre-programmed on every Android device, meaning that all Android users automatically have access to this app store without having to download a new app store, or open a website to access an app store that is hosting your app.
3: Discoverability – GooglePlay has an easy search style for apps set out with category sections, editorial picks and features. This makes it easy for a user to search for an app using not only the app name, but also search references. In the past few days we have spoken a lot about App Store Optimization to help enhance your app’s visibility in the app store.
4: Cost – GooglePlay does not come for free, but it is also not as expensive as other Android app stores. For just $25 the app developer can upload as many apps as they wish.
5: Ease of use – You do not have to be a technical wiz to use GooglePlay either as an app developer or an app user. You can upload your free AppsGeyser Android app within just a few minutes and once your app has passed the GooglePlay review process you will see it live, ready for the eyes of millions.
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