Understanding the non Google Play eco system

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Today we spoke with George Christopoulos, founder of the SlideME app store. We asked him to share tips and strategies on how developers can can better understand the Android ecosystem outside of Google Play. 1. How should developers see the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and how should it impact their development and marketing strategies?… Read more »

Search: The untapped goldmine for app developers?

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As an app developer it is already well-known that a placement in the top 25 is worth its weight in gold. However, chances are you paid almost (or more) than that weight in gold in ads to get there. New research however, confirms that users find apps through search more than half the time. So… Read more »

Get two thousand downloads for less than $50

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How can you get over two thousand downloads in 2-3 days with a budget of less than $50?  Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it does involve some work, but it may be closer in reach than you think. Puneet Yamparala has put together a great how to kit for achieving this through… Read more »

Perfecting your customer service strategy as an app developer

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As a developer you probably put a lot of thought into your app design, the mechanics, the features and functionalities. You may even thing hard about analytics and monetization strategy, and certainly (we hope) you pay attention to your distribution strategy. But how much time do you spend thinking about how to support your users?… Read more »

The platform wars – and what it means for a developer

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There has been lots of research and articles trying to pin down the success of Apple and Google in effectively winning the mobile platform wars.  But possibly the best analysis comes from Vision Mobile’s Mobile Megatrends. As a developer when deciding which platforms to support, one may wonder if the game is over for any… Read more »

Alternative Chinese App Stores: Toppling the Great Wall

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As developers look for new markets in which to hopefully turn their app ideas into the next Flappy Birds, the subject of China repeatedly comes up in conversation. The sheer size of the market combined with its relative inaccessibility for most Western developers given Google Play’s irrelevance there, creates a mystique about China that has… Read more »

Are you below the (app) poverty line?

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Now that the new Developer Economics survey is coming to a close (make sure you participate by clicking the link at the bottom of the article!), it is a good time to reflect on some of the key messages from the previous survey. Developer Economics 6th edition was the largest ever research conducted on the… Read more »

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 »

App Store Optimization for Dummies

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By Satya Shetty This post is bare bones App Store Optimization (ASO) for beginners. I explain to a newbee App developer what ASO means and which app parameters to optimize. A developer’s mindset is typically something like this: “Develop an awesome app and put it in the app store. Users will love my app and… Read more »