Are you an Android developer and think your app is good, should have 50000+ installs at least ?
Note: I cannot guarantee a success but if you have a great app you can increase your chances a lot.
I always had question, how these apps have 100 thousand downloads? my app's design and features are more fresh and new than them, why my app downloads are not increasing ? why those similar apps have more installs even they are not material designed, not even looks good like mine.
One of the most pressing questions for any app developer is “How do I promote my app?”. Right now, the Google Play app store market is like a very big lake, and your app is only a drop in that lake. Literally millions of apps are available, and yours is lost among them. There are lot of articles and material on internet available on how to success the app, most of these covers, topics like:
Ensure your app/game is good.
Good App icon, screenshots, demo video
Create an app promotion strategy.
ASO (app store optimization) to-do
Use Google Play promo codesto promote
Let the world know about your appby sharing to social sites, like facebook, Twitter, whatsup etc
I am sure most of you have already gone through those articles, so i am not getting into those details, rather i will come to the topic that worked for me, and gave me 100% result. (of course above all topics are too important and must follow.)
Requesting review sites to review your app is quite time consuming but that’s one of the main area where developers, specially individual developer should put his/her efforts and time to submitting review requests. This type of app promotion is time consuming because you’d need to gather a list of app review sites, then start the actual (manual) submission process. but these efforts and time is most important part for successful app, these helps you to reach your first 10000 installs. if 5 of these review sites reviews your app, all your development efforts and marketing efforts are justifiable and rewarding. Soon your app will reach 10000 installs, and later with some more efforts on contacting journalists and bloggers it will help you to reach next milestone, that is 50000 installs.
My experience: i have around 20+ android apps on playstore(click and check), Initially, i started with asking for review my app to some of the popular android sites, like androidpolice.com, androidheadlines.com etc. and for one of the app Notification Reminder, they found it very interesting and they did review free of cost. soon downloads reach to 10000+ installs, and later as these sites are very popular, some bloggers and journalist takes the articles from such sites and soon the review spreads across the globe with other sites on different regions. and i was able to manage 100 thousand (100,000) installs. but this not works every time for every app. so, i continued efforts to collect the review sites, contacts, bloggers, journalists list and contacted them for each app. and so on i have now with me the 150+ app review site list, 400+ bloggers and journalist twitter contacts, and around 100+ email ids of android site's auditors.
I spend some bucks on paid app review sites and also did some promotions on appbrain.com and some other sites those allows advertising based on CPI, nothing helped much, after spending 100$, we expect at least 100$ return by mode of in app purchases or paid app purchases, Unfortunately i did not make even 100$ in return, So individual developer like me, can not afford spending 100-200 $ for each app with not much success. so i do not spend now single buck on paid promotions, all i do is, for each app, i spend 1 week time to manually submitting review request to those 150+ site list i have, and also contacting 500+ blogger, journalist list i have. and it works, The result is batter than paid promotion !! So i suggest don't pay to one or two paid review sites for each app, rather pay once and get the list of app review sites and contacts i have, and spend 3-4 days by contacting them for each of your great app.
The list I will provide is presented below in three different Packages, want a great head start ?, Use the description below to decide what suits you best, and if you have any questions just send me an email at email@example.com or contact me here.
* Click on Package name to pay, once payment done, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Small Package : 39$
40 App review site list
40 Bloggers and journalist list - Twitter ids (tweet them)