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StoreDescriptionPricing/Revenue Model
1Mobile1Mobile Market is the best way to quickly find and download the best free Android apps and games for your unique, mobile life. It is a collection of more than 500,000 free android apps, with more exciting, practical and unique apps added everyday. Supports English and Chinese language.70/30 split on PPD. Requires special SDK for in-app sales.
Aircell PocketAppsOfficial app store of Indian operator Aircel, focuses exclusively on the Indian  market.
Airtel app centralIndia's mobile operator Airtel operates the app central and targets Feature Phones.
Airtel App CentralOfficial app store of Indian operator Airtel, focuses  exclusively on the Indian market.
Airtel KenyaAirtel is the number two telco in Kenya, which is an English speaking country. Kenya is now a middle income country with a booming economy and a rapidly growing middle class. 70/30 after taxes
Airtel NigeriaThe second largest telco in Nigeria followed closely by Etisalat. Apps in English and local languages are accepted. In app and subscription billing available.70/30
Airtel Sri Lanka1 million subscribers for this telco in a very competitive market. Airtel has some very prestigous partners like Manchester United which has put their apps on our store. To stand out in their market they plan to use the app store as their unique selling point as none of the other 3 telcos have app stores (including Etisalat). Their data plans are extermely low priced and thus they hope to use that as a way to get people to download apps.Payout is 40%
Airtel ZambiaAirtel's first African country to get an app store after which all 17 African markets with 70 million users will have their own app stores. Zambia has 5 million subscribers ina rapidly growing market. They are the runners up in their local market and plan to use the app store and very low data charges as a way to grow even faster. Payout is 40%
Alternative.toLess of an app store, more of a directory of applications with user reviews and  editorial ratings. Features apps from Windows Market Place, the App Store and Google Play.
Amazon AppstoreThe Amazon Appstore for Android is currently available in the United States and will soon launch in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Powered by the leading web retailer, the Amazon Appstore for Android has grown rapidly due in large part to the success of the Amazon Kindle. Amazon's well-known merchandising capabilities make this a must-have distribution outlet for top Android publishers.Free, PPD, In-app, Subsciption.

Amazon pays developers 70% of the list price for all sales including in-app sales. In-app sales require Amazon's in-app billing solution
Android PitApps published on AndroidPit are also distributed through their premium partners including 1&1, GMX, Telefunken, Smartbook & more. In addition they support Paypal and Click&Buy allowing developers to extend their reach beyond where Google Wallet will go.70/30 split (same as Google Play). Terms here.
Android TappAndroid Tapp focuses solely on quality paid Android AppsPaid Android apps only. Terms here.
70/30 revenue share split.
AndroidFreeware.netA site for free Android apps.
AnzhiFormerly called GoAPK. It’s still very widely used thanks to its rather dodgy tactic of being pre-installed by many smartphone “grey importers” on phones that are smuggled in, tax-free, over a border and into China.
AppbackrAppbackr is not a true app store, rather a way for developers to possibly sell their app wholesale or to an app store, even before they are done with development.
AppBrainAppBrain is a website for discovering Android apps. In addition to providing search and browse functionality, users of Android phones can download the apps they chose by simply clicking an install button on the site. Appbrain then stores the application in an application wishlist. A companion native android app then lets the user efficiently make all the desired changes on the phone.N/A. Points user to download via Google Play
appcity.comFrench app store. Distributes apps across iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms.
AppiaThe Appia Developer Program offers a one-stop shop for distribution of your free and paid apps across 50+ Appia-powered app storefronts including the Telcel, Digicel and Comcel iApps Stores (America Movil operators), Vodacom Apps, Vodafone VStore, Samsung Apps, and the Zedge apps catalog.
AppitalismAppitalism combines a social community with an online store to help consumers quickly and easily discover, discuss and download the best digital content. They are independent of any platform affiliations and support content across smartphones, tablets, PCs and eBook readers. Members collectively determine the best apps & content for each device.Appitalism pays 70/30 or 60/40 depending on the channel. The payouts however are net of channel fees (mainly mobile operators)
AppoliciousAppolicious is a community based site focusing on app search and discovery.
AppsLibAppslib is present on over 2 million Android tablets from a range of Manufacturers including Archos, Arnova and Naxa among many others.70/30.
ApptownAppTown offers apps for Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, WP7, Palm and even Jailbroken iOS. They approve app submissions in days not weeks. They launched on May 27th and have already achieved an Alexa ranking under 200k. Now is a great time to own your category with a great app on Apptown. You may distribute products on Apptown for free and you may also charge a fee. A processing fee maybe imposed to each product sale. This processing fee may vary upon product price or the payment gateway chosen by the customer during checkout. Apptown has the right to revise the processing fee at any time. Terms here.
AppvisorSwiss mobile operator Swisscom's app store.
AppZoneOfficial app store from Indonesian operator Telkomsel
AptoideAptoide is an Android application that let you browse and install software from many different stores. You can even create your own Android app store.Free only.
AT&T App CenterUS mobile operator AT&T's app store.
bbNationOperated by Motek Mobile, bbNATION is the place for the hottest BlackBerry apps, themes, games and more.
BiskeroMobile content store that focuses on distributing Flash games and apps to mobile devices. Works primarily across Android and Nokia handsets.
BlueViaBlueVia is a joint initiative between Telenor and Telefonica. Jointly they operate a number of app stores across the globe., which is a division of download portal Tucows, helps busy, on-the-go people to understand and live the mobile lifestyle by providing a massive library of free, easy-to-understand video tutorials and shows as well as app downloads and tons of useful tips and tricks on trending topics.
Camangi MarketFocusing mainly on the Chinese market, Camangi focuses on large screen (6'' to 10'') Android devices.
Carolina West WirelessA smaller regional carrier in the Eastern USA CWW has a very loyal customer base of around 100 K users. They are around 70% Android. Almost all the phones are sold through the telco and will come pre installed with our app store on the homescreen. CWW is part of the CCA which is an association of around 100 regional telcos in the USA and CWW is the pilot project for the other telcos to have their own app stores.70/30
CellmaniaCellmania is a classical wireless value added service provider, operating portals for mobile operators around the world.
ChillingoChillingo is the premier publisher of games and apps focused on digital distribution. They work with independent development studios in over 30 different countries in the Americas, Europe, and APAC regions, and provide unmatched publishing strength to help your game/app gain the greatest exposure it can on a worldwide level.
China MobileThe app store of China’s biggest mobile operator. Offers  apps across Android and Symbian platforms. Claims a user base of over 500  million. 
Cisco AppHQCisco's AppHQ focuses mainly on business/productivity type of apps.
CNET70/30 split (same as Google Play). Terms here.
CrackberryA site dedicated to CrackBerry users and abusers featuring news coverage, how to guides, forums and BlackBerry software, themes and accessories.
Dell Mobile Application StoreDell now has over 40,000 apps in its app store and supports multiple platforms.60/40
DjuzzDjuzz, by BuzzCity, is a FREE ad-supported free mobile portal at that offers a rich variety of entertainment to mobile users, hosting content from a wide range of international developers of games and apps.
DoCoMo MarketAndroid apps for the Japanese market.
ExentExent is a value added service provider providing software and solutions to run app stores. They claim to be the #1 distributor of games on demand in the world. Their also offer their own portal, Game Titanium Mobile.
GetJarGetJar is the world's largest free app store. Established in 2004 they currently see 3 million downloads per day and have had over 3.1 billion downloads to date. In addition to Android, Getjar also supports apps for most major platforms including RIM, Java, Windows Mobile & more. Even your mobile site can be published through Getjar! Getjar has been at the forefront in this space for almost a decade now.Getjar does not take a cut of your revenue. Does not support pay per download. Terms here, with an addendum for developers.
Google PlayGoogle Play is the largest marketplace for distributing Android Apps. With over 1.5 billion downloads per month, Google Play offers massive scale to app developers. It's pre-installed on millions of handsets making it the primary store of choice for most Android consumers.70/30
Android offers 3 different billing models: Free downloads, Priced downloads & In-app products and subscriptions. Google takes 30% of the purchase price of apps and 30% of all in-app sales.
InsydemarketTaiwanese based Insyde Software Corp operates Insydemarket, which offers free and paid apps.
LG WorldLG focuses not only on phones, but also on Smart TVs. LG supports Android and Java for their phones, and have their own platform for TV.
m1appshopSingapore based m1appshop M1 AppShop supports applications that run on Java, Symbian, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and iPhone.
MaoPaoOne of China’s biggest app  stores, distributing apps across iPhone, Android and Symbian platforms. 
MiKandiFocuses on adult content. Offers 65% rev share to developers.
MobangoMobango aims to become the largest mobile web community in the world. With over 8 million users they possess over 100k apps and have seen over 1 billion downloads. All Mobango content is free to consumers. Mobango supports Android, Java/J2ME, Symbian, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Flash Lite and Palm platforms. The Mobango app for Android now has over 1 million users.Mobango does not charge developers to distribute using their platform. Does not support pay per download.
mobile9Mobile9 boasts over 40 million users. They make app discovery both local and social. Their sophisticated app recommendation engine means that gets positive support from your customers then it is automatically promoted to more Mobile9 users.You can upload device specific APK or direct users to purchase by linking back to the iTunes or Google Play stores is not really an app store, rather a network of ads for apps on various sites. has their own app with free ringtones and wallpaper for Android. In addition, they operate a listing site (using Google Play) for free Android apps.
Motorola Shop4AppsFocusing on Android, Motorola's Shop4Apps makes it easy for users to discover, download and enjoy free and paid applications on their Motorola Android-based handset. Applications are pre-matched to user profiles making it quick and easy to personalize the handset experience.
MTN CongoMTN Congo is market leader in this West African country. There are 3 million subscribers and about 1 million smart phones. Their ratio Android to Blackberry is much higher in Congo then other African markets. They are launching 3G in October and the app store will feature prominently in the marketing campaign. The store only supports French language70/30 model.
MTN IranWith over 40m subscribers, Irancell is the largest telco in Iran and this market is VERY hungry for quality content. Apps can be in English and Farsi. Each app needs to pass approval by the Ministry of Culture. Apps with indecent images will be rejected as well as apps with religious content that is not part of the State approved religions.35%
MTN NigeriaMTN Nigeria is the leader in their country with 47 million subscribers. MTN has about 10 million smart phones but that number is growing quickly. Of the 10 million there are around 3 million Android and the rest are mostly BlackBerry and Symbian. Our app store is heavily back by advertizing campaigns and cross marketing stunts. Most new marketing spending for next 6 months will be around the app store. Supports Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Asha, Java.Payout is 28%.
MTN UgandaMTN is the market leader in Uganda with over 8m subscribers. Content in English and local languages are accepted.Payouts are at 40%.
MVStoreApp store focusing on the Vietnamese market.
MyLifeOnlineMyLifeOnline aims to help Android developers to more effectively crack the Chinese market. Their point of difference is that they can use their billing relationships to charge consumers for content and ensure that the developer gets paid. The store will be the native Android store on over 1 million new Android devices in 2012. You can distribute paid or free apps. Developers receive 40% of the consumer purchase price or revenue derived from an in-app payments. Terms here
NduoaN-Duo market is another newcomer but unlike the multinational, billion dollar set up that is the Taobao App Market this is a start-up. As such the selection isn’t huge, but they do have a great designer and easy to use sections which include Android apps specifically for Android tablets.
NexvaNexva operates their own store and white labels their platform to others.
Nook StoreNook is the only app store supporting Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader. Nook features thousands of games and apps available to Nook users. If you want to reach this audience than Nook is the only place to be.Nook offers free & paid apps with the standard 70/30 split but Nook does not accept ad-supported apps or any type of in-app purchases at this time. You can use Nook's In-Shop API to sell or distribute other Nook store digital content.
OpenAppMktHTML5 based app store.
Opera Store/HandsterThe Opera store is run by Handster. Handster offers a single point of distribution for multiple distribution channels as its platform is white-labeled by a wide range of OEMs, carriers and distributors. Working in 57 countries Opera is an ideal partner to reach deep into local market with your apps. 70/30 split for Android apps after transactions costs (Vat, credit card fees, etc.)
OptusAustralian mobile operators Optus focuses heavily on content. You can also reach their portal through Cellmania, which is also on this list. is a website to share free resources, including tons of applications and games for different smartphone OSes, and the latest reviews and technological information on smartphones. Pandaapp always adheres to the concepts of information freedom, share and free of charge, where over 8000 free applications or games contributed by our users are available for download.Free apps only. Terms here.
PdassiGermand Pdassi operates a number of app stores dedicated to Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows devices for Germany.
PholoadFocusing on free apps, Phoload is a community based site that allows members to rate, review and recommend software they download.
Samsung AppsSamsung Apps offers mobile and TV apps for Samsung devices. Currently the store supports Bada and Android platforms. Samsung has catapulted itself into the #1 smartphone manufacturers in the world and pre-loads its appstore on many of its most popular devices. Samsung distributes apps in 125 countries.Samsung pays developers 70% of the sale price for all sales including in-app sales. In-app purchases require Samsung's in-app billing solution
SlideMeSlideMe is the #1 Alternative Android Applications Marketplace. It's preloaded on the handsets of over 120 OEMs around the world making it second only to Android Market in terms of global reach. Their philosophy is that one application stores can't reach everyone, everywhere with the applications they want.SlideMe does not take a % of the sales price of PPD or in-app purchases but charges a payment processing fee which varies based on the payment type used. Details on these fees can be found here. Mall is not just an app store, but a mall, where you can have thousands of apps, games and books, with music and video comming soon. They offer developers a great revenue share (80/20) and let you sell your applications everywhere.80/20. Terms here.
T-StoreContent store from South Korean carrier SK Telecom. Distributes apps to Android  devices in the South Korean market. 
Verizon WirelessUSA's premier carrier, which used to support BREW only, now supports Android apps and BlackBerry apps.
whiteapp.comwhiteapp is a directory of hand-picked apps, available to white label for use by brands and agencies.
YAAM MarketThe YAAM market isn’t the most unique alternate store, but instead offers a solid simple way of getting applications on your device. Apps are grouped in to either ‘Free’ or ‘Paid’ with a further filter separating Apps, Games and Updates. We’ve not used YAAM in a while, but last time we did there was only a limited selection of Android applications available.
YandexYandex is the premier store for the Russian market, and they are expanding internationally.Yandex has a 70/30 model (net of taxes and any chargebacks). Yandex terms can be found .here