I have a month old app that is getting 50 downloads / day without any form of advertisement. Is there a hope that the daily download will increase with time in GP? Secondly what initial number of download can an app get with advertisement in a month that can signify that the app will go on and do very well?
I don’t know if my questions have a direct answer but I will like to hear your view.
Is depends, if you haven’t done ASO yet, you should. On this forum there are lots of ways to improve you search rank. And for advertising: 5000 downloads per day will get your app in the top 10, for games it is 50000 downloads per day.
I think updates are related with the type of the app and bugs.
You should set updates if your app have bugs and you solved them or if it’s a game and you will in a progressive way add more levels. This way you retain your users and get higher chance to monetize.
Now if it’s an app without errors or a game that doesn’t need updates ( one click game for example ), I think you don’t need to update the app.
Well, in this particular case i updated the app a couple times during the first months, but then i left it on its own and downloads started to raise. I generally update the apps every now and then if i have a reason to do so