Today we are going to take a look at one significant issue that many app makers don’t consider and that is what you should do once you have created your app. The importance of deciding which of the Android app markets you should publish your free Android app to. In order to make an educated decision, you need to understand more about the Android app market and how it works.
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What is an Android App Market?
You may think of Android app markets as being GooglePlay and not realise that there are many more Android markets out there that you should consider. Unlike Apple, that only has the one Apple app store, the Android market is much more open, it may be considered a poor thing, for the market to be fragmented, but it actually has many benefits, especially for the app maker.
GooglePlay continues to be the most widely used Android App market, many argue that is is only because GooglePlay comes pre-installed on all Android devices. There are many other options for you though, including the increasingly popular Amazon app store and GetJar app store.
Do I have to publish an Android app store?
No, there is no requirement for you to have to load your app into any app store for the app to be usable, you can simply give your Appsgeyser download link to your potential app users, or use the QR barcode to allow users access to your free Android app. However, if you want to attract more users to your app then it is advisable to upload your app to at least one Android app market.
Is it best to publish to GooglePlay?
Deciding which app store suits your free Android app is a decision you need to make based upon your business needs, the best example that I enjoy using is the comparison to the local high street. If you decide to sell your own brand of food in your own little shop at the corner of the village you will sure to gain a nice little audience for your product, but outside of your little village, how many people will realize you are there? The chances are that not many people will, however, if you sell your own branded food in a large retail supermarket you will instantly grow your audience and in turn this could increase your sales. Another way to look at it is that in your small village shop, you have little to no competition so you will be certain to sell your own brand, whereas in a large supermarket you will be up against a wide range of competition. Which of these best suits your business plan?
Is publishing my free Android app to an app store expensive?
It all depends which app store you decide to use, some charge a fee for publishing your app such as GooglePlay and Amazon, however some of the smaller app stores are free.We recommend starting out with the free stores, to start you off so you can learn from your mistakes before paying for your final perfected app to be placed in the app store. We have a full comparison list of our favorite stores here.