Currently, all of my apps are uploaded in play store. I’m thinking of uploading in other markets as well. I would like to ask some tips for people who have done so. Right now, these are my questions in mind:
What other markets other than Google play store are worth trying in your experience? (I saw in airpush website that there are dozens of non-play store markets)
Do you need to change the package names of your apps when you upload to other markets?
Can I upload the same apk I upload in GP?
For admob and other ad networks, will it matter if I don’t add new metrics in the ad network’s dashboard for other markets?
What is the most efficient way to make apk for other markets?
Is there an efficient way to upload to other markets?
Just curious. Is airpush still worth it for non-Google play markets?
If you have other tips other than my questions in mind, it’ll be greatly appreciated.
Amazon and Samsung are somewhat worth it. They will get you around 10% (each) of the downloads you get on GP. I don’t know about country-specific stores (such as China).
Maybe, depends on the contents of your APK, but usually yes. But you have to tailor your code to behave differently on each store (ex: if someone downloaded your game on Amazon, dont even think about making a Google Play IAP purchase, or to send the user to the Google Play store to rate your app).
No, don’t need to do that. The same APK can be distributed through any means and the ad will work the same.
Actually, the recommended way of making production APKs is through scripts (ant or bash, I guess you can do it with maven also). But Im lazy and I do it with Eclipse.
Well, if you’re talking about those generic APK repository sites, then probably when you upload to one of them it gets scrapped and appears on the others. But I wouldn’t care about putting an app on those sites, unless you’re banned on Google/Amazon/Samsung.
Taken straight from their website:
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