Android Appstore Market Overview

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There are more than 30 different app stores for Android; for some of them statistics are available and for some of them they are not. We have collected almost all available information and have tried to answer the question: Does it make sense to spent time submitting my app to alternative Android appstores?

Why Alternative App Stores Matter

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Let’s face it, your app is probably a commodity. As noted by Wikipedia, “a commodity has full or partial fungibility; that is, the market treats its instances as equivalent or nearly so with no regard to who produced them.” In basic English it means that your product can be easily replaced in part or completely by… Read more »

Amazon with updated SDK and Coins available for Android

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From Amazon New Updates and Releases Amazon Coins Now Available on Android We recently extended Amazon Coins to all Android devices with Amazon Appstore installed. Amazon Coins is a way for Amazon Appstore customers to buy and enjoy Android apps, games, and in-app items for less. Customers can save up to 10% on apps and… Read more »

Amazon Appstore Developer Select

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From Amazon Dear Mobile App Developer, We recently launched Amazon Appstore Developer Select, a program designed to help your apps get discovered and give you more opportunities to boost your sales and revenue. As a developer with one or more qualifying apps live in the Amazon Appstore, you will receive the following benefits: • Discover:… Read more »

Business, Localization & Distribution: Three Things To Consider When Going Mobile In Vietnam

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As one of the fastest growing economies in the world for the last two decades and a population of 90 million, Vietnam is seen as one of the most promising places for investors and entrepreneurs alike. With almost 70% of the country´s population aging between 15 and 64, the country has up to 60 million potential clients… Read more »

App Store Optimization for Google Play

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With more than 750k apps available in the Google Play store, the big boys from Mountain View have come even with Apple in terms of the total number of mobile applications. Developers now face the same issue with discoverability as in the Apple App Store: limited features by the editors, competitive categories and keyword exploitation…. Read more »

3 Alternate Android app stores you should be in but aren’t

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Everyone who develops for Android knows about the Google Play store. Slightly more sophisticated publishers go beyond Google Play and feature in the Amazon Appstore, Samsung Apps or possibly even Getjar. In report after report the number one thing developers look for when choosing a platform is reach. Naturally this also extends to the app… Read more »

The missing links in the HTML5 eco-system

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HTML5 has a few challenges in reaching its potential in the mobile space. Although the platform offers opportunities for developers to bridge the gap between platforms, it also creates a problem with its ability to reach customers like iOS and Android markets. HTML5’s ecosystem needs channels for distribution to app stores, but the HTML5 based… Read more »

I HATE the Apple approvals process!

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The approval process for the App Store is a love-hate relationship. It is a process that most developers state that Apple “loves,” but I “hate”. From the beginning, Apple has had very strict rules on how it would approve or deny new apps. Apple feels that the approvals process should be this way to avoid… Read more »