How to Promote Android App

This post is the replica of the one from http://www.technewscentral.co.uk/how-to-promote-android-app/ , and I have replicated it here, because I tend to forget things, or keep tab of things soon.My thanks and apologies to the site owner.

The higher the number of installs/downloads for your app, the higher the position it will have in the google play store. So as the step 0, call all your friends and relatives with android phones, and ask them to download your app and leave a good review over there. No one wants to download an app with no reviews on it. So doing this will be a good start for your app. Ask them to +1 in google plus from market too.

  • Then start by submitting the android app to different app stores and app Android app directories. I will list a few of them here:
    • https://play.google.com
    • http://www.appbrain.com/info/developers
    • https://developer.getjar.com/
    • http://publisher.appsurfer.com/
    • https://developer.amazon.com/welcome.html
  • Another idea is to submit your app to all the review services out there. This will get you a number of downloads for your app which is good. This will give you ideas to improve your app which is better. Here is a list of app review services. This list is scraped from internet and I haven’t tried all of them. So some of the might not be working.
    • http://www.bestfreeandroidapps.com/submit-android-app/
    • http://www.mobileappsgallery.com/submit-android-app/
    • http://latestandroidapps.net/submit-android-app/
    • http://www.androidtapp.com/get-reviewed/
    • https://developer.amazon.com/welcome.html
    • http://www.androidappsreview.com/submit-your-android-app/
    • http://www.openhandsetdevelopers.com/submit-android-application.html
    • http://www.bestandroidappsreview.com/recommend-an-app/
    • http://www.androidappsgallery.com/submit/
    • http://www.androidappdictions.com/submit-an-app
    • http://www.lifeofandroid.com/submit-an-app/
    • http://www.androidrundown.com/about/submit-app-hardware-review/
    • http://apps400.com/submit-your-application-for-review
    • http://www.androidvideoreview.net/submit-app/
    • http://appstouse.com/submit-app-for-review
    • http://www.100bestandroidapps.com/submit-android-app
    • http://www.askyourandroid.com/request-for-review/
    • http://dailyappshow.com/submit-an-app-for-review
    • http://www.appbrain.com/
    • http://www.androlib.com/
    • http://www.androidapps.com/
    • http://androidzoom.com/
    • http://www.submitinme.com/directory-submission/apps-directory-submission.aspx#android
    • http://www.androidappreviewsource.com/
    • http://android.appstorm.net/category/reviews/
    • http://androinica.com/contact-us
    • http://androidki.com/
    • http:// vividroid.com
  • A List of Sites Which Accept Android App Submissions: http://bit.ly/10muZrl (Thanks to Claude for sharing this)!
  • Like websites, you can advertise you android apps also. So if you have funds, that means you have got lots of options for promotion. Like Advertising, Pay per install services, Pay per impression on good app stores like Appbrain etc. I am not going into those, as a good google search will give you lots of options. This link will help you in that:http://www.mobyaffiliates.com/blog/how-to-promote-your-ios-and-android-mobile-apps/
  • Be sure to have a gorgeous icon and promo graphics for your app as it will attract lots of downloads from google play store.
  • Create a video promo for your app and post it on youtube, metacafe, facebook, google plus etc.
  • Be sure to use the social media to promote your app.
    • http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/
    • http://www.stumbleupon.com/
    • http://digg.com/
    • http://www.twitter.com/
  • Use guest blogging to promote your app in several blogs.
  • Create a post dedicated to the launch of your app in several android forums. A few of the top forums I have given below.
    • androidforums.com/
    • forums.androidcentral.com/
    • forum.xda-developers.com/
    • www.everythingandroid.org/forum/
    • androidforum.com/
    • androidcommunity.com/forums/index.php
    • www.androidmodz.com/
    • www.talkandroid.com/android-forums/
    • www.androidpit.com
    • www.android.net/
    • www.theverge.com/forums/android-army
  • Put it in websites like piratebay, isohunt, mediafire, 4shared etc. People do search for android apps in these websites.

Thanks for Reading. I hope you now know several tips for promoting your android apps and games. and found this article helpful. If you have any more ideas, please share those here under comments section. If you don’t mind share your android apps in the comment section as well.