The only way to distribute your Android app and get it into the hands of your potential audience is to upload it to Google Play. Well, that is what Google Play would like you to think. Today, we are going to explain that while you may be right in perceiving Google Play as the royalty of Android app stores, it is not necessarily the right place to distribute your Android app.
AppsGeyser can help you create your very first Android app, and we pride ourselves on helping you understand the steps required to market your app and get it known. This is the very reason why we feel that we have to make you aware of alternate Android app stores.
As a new Android app developer, you are looking to create your audience. With the overcrowding that has happened in Google Play, this is a very difficult task, which is the reason why you should be considering alternate Android app markets to distribute your app to. Did you know that the Angry Birds series was not initially available on Google Play, but was instead launched in a smaller Android app store called GetJar?
Each Android app store has its very own audience style. People will search each store looking for particular app styles and independent apps that differ from the mainstream apps often found in Google Play. The audience that you acquire tends to be more loyal than those downloading from the commercially known Google Play.
The more app stores that your app is present in, the more opportunities you are providing your app with, to be seen and downloaded. Take some time to Google Android app stores, and you will see that there are many. Some Android app stores are available for free, while others are very costly. Recently Amazon, which was once the most expensive of all Android app stores for developers, has dropped its fee. Amazon is the second most popular app store in the world.
We will not tell you to not distribute to Google Play. In fact, your app should be on Google Play if you want to get indexed by Google. However, this is not the only app store, and you need to be focusing upon other app stores if you wish to build an audience and gain brand awareness.