One of the most satisfying parts of making an app is seeing it published in the app store and giving your audience the ability to download YOUR app. However, now that you have created your app have you really put any thought into which app store you want your app to appear in? What do you really know about Android app stores.
Today we are going to take a look at the meaning of Android app stores to help you make an informed decision as to which market you think your app will best thrive in.
What is an Android App Store?
Android App Stores are just what they say they are, integrated app stores that are either pre-programmed into your mobile device or can be downloaded to your mobile device or web browser. Within any Android app store, you can find, download and publish Android apps. This is the main difference between Apple and Android, Apple limits apps to their one and only store, taking a monopoly over all Apple iOS apps, Android does not limit its potential audience, and although it is claimed the Android app Store is fragmented. Android app stores offers variety and freedom of choice to both app users and app makers. GooglePlay is the most widely used Android app store mainly due to the fact that it comes already installed on all Android devices. Other prominent competitors to Google Play are Amazon app store and GetJar app store.
Does my app have to be published in an Android app store?
No, it doesn’t have to be, it all depends on what you want to achieve with your app. If you are looking to service a preselected audience that know of your app’s existence, then there may be no need to upload your app to any Android app store, you can simply put your QR code on your website, or leaflets. If your aim is to create an Audience, well, you’d find it difficult to do if your app is hidden on a website somewhere and not out in an Android app store for people to find.
Which Android app store should I publish to?
This is certainly down to you as an app maker and your business plan as well as your finances. What we recommend to all Android app makers, is that you upload your app to more than one place to compare which Android app store is most successful for you. Do you want your app to be the only one of the kind in the Android app store with no competition, then you may wish to choose a lesser known Android app store, however, take into consideration that the audience level will be lower.
Below you will see an Android app store comparison chart, this chart has been created to help you make an informed decision as to which Android app store you wish to take part in. Whatever your final choices, we continue to wish you luck and success on your Android app making.
Android app store comparison chart