It is certain that app marketing is not just advertising, even though our core business is to offer app advertising solutions. All of us know how it is hard to create a reliable app. It requires to lay time, effort, patience and heart on the table. In acknowledgment of these, it is your right to expect users as much as possible to use and get happy with your app. However, your job doesn’t end when development is okay. Now, it is time to promote your app. We dig the internet and explore 100 places to promote your app just for you!
Let’s get it started.
One of places you can promote your app is app directories. If you are satisfied with your app or if you want to collect feedback for your app in beta, submitting to app directories is really useful. They could bring you new users, raise your brand awareness, get links and let you gain inspiration on the basis of feedbacks.
For Android and iOS
- AppAddict ask for making an inquiry.
- AlphaDigits has more than 6,5 million users.
- apps400.com lets you add your app for free reviews and featured (paid) reviews.
- AppsToUse just send the link of your app store.
- cnet’s Download.com
- Crunchbase lets you discover tech companies and also list yours.
- ErliBird lets you make beta tests with real users for desktop apps as well as Android, iOS apps.
- FeedMyApp is the easy way to submit your app and collect review.
- Geekopedia is not only for apps, but for also companies.
- GetApp has more than 240,000 reviews of 7,000+ apps.
- G2 Crowd is one of the leading software review sites with over 420,000 reviews
- Killer Startups lets you reach 6,000 potential customers.
- Launching Next is free, but you can pay $49 to publish within 1-day.
- MoMB is currently listing more than 12,000 sites.
- MobileAppDaily a portal that fetches you news on mobile apps, mobile app review and global tech events. It also covers the success stories of companies and app enthusiasts in the featured section.
- New Start Ups
- Paggu write a review by visiting your website or app.
- Product Hunt publishes new products every day.
- Rate My Startup
- Springwise lets you feature your business
- Stack Share
- Startup Book
- Startup Sea
- The Startup Pitch
- The Tech Panda asks for answering specific questions to submit your business.
- Venture Beat Profiles
- WebAppRater publishes your app review on their site forever.
- webdev 2.0
These app directories are just for Android apps.
- Life of Android
- Android Cowboy
- Android Police
- Android Rundown
- Android Authority
- Android App Reviews
- Android appDictions
- 100 Best Android Apps
These app directories are just for iOS apps.
- The iPhone App Review
- Best Apps For Kids
- What’s On Iphone
- iPhone Life
- iPhone In Canada
- iPhone Gamer
- iPhone Captain
- iPhone Apps Review Online
- iPhone App Reviews
- Insanely Great (IGM)
- Fresh Apps
- Touch Arcade
- iPhone Insight
- iPad Insight
Above are the listing that includes free ones as well as paid ones, for live apps as well as in beta. If you seek more and more websites to promote your app, you can view BuildFire list.
You need to create a page for listing yourself as local or global in social platforms even if you are a virtual company. These pages let you be active where your potential customers are and reach more users.
There are two main app stores which are Google Play and iOS App Store. However, it would be on behalf of your app to benefit from alternative app stores. I compiled app store I listed below from Moby Affiliates and Sixteen Ventures.
For Android Apps
Beside Google Play which is the main Android store, there are lots of choices you can upload your Android app.
Amazon: It is one of the largest alternative app store launched in 2011. Its reward program called as Appstore Developer Select offers free add impressions through Amazon coins and offers 25% credit back when purchasing Amazon Web Services products.
SlideMe: It was founded on 2008 in Seattle. There is no setup fee for developers, no country restrictions and custom distribution channels.
1Mobile: It has over 60,000 apps which focuses on providing a selection of quality apps to its users.
Android Freeware: It has only free Android apps as it is understood from its name.
CodeNgo: By filling a form, your app gets distributed to more than 30 stores.
AppBrain: It was founded in 2009. Your app is displayed via search, categories and rankings. It has more than 1 million apps.
AppsLib: It has approximately 40,000 Android-tablet-specific apps.
Aptoide: Now, it has 199k stores and over 700,000 apps.
Appszoom: You can see the apps used by your friends and experts you follow.
Mobogenie: It offers not only apps, but also wallpapers and ringtones.
For iOS Apps
Cydia: It offers both free and paid apps reaching 4,5 million users weekly.
Cross-Platform App Stores
Beside Google Play and App Store which are the main Android and iOS store, there are several options that give you a chance to add your app (either Android or iOS) and boost your downloads.
GetJar: It has more than 2 billion apps and 395,000 developers. Founded in 2004, it claims to reach over 200 million app users.
Opera Mobile Store: It supports many app formats; Android, iOS, Java and more. It provides 170,000 apps and games for 6,000 different mobile phone formats being distributed to 230 countries.
neXva: It offers an app store for mobile operators and OEMs.
Kongregate: It focuses on video games reaching over 6 million mobile and desktop gamers.
Mobango: It is an app store as well as a sharing zone of photos, ringtones and videos.
Appland: It is both app store and app-store manager.
Itch.io: It is free and paid-for indie game stores.
Mobile9: It offers apps as well as ringtones and wallpapers.
As well as creating a page in social channels, it is beneficial to join and create online communities. It is time to listen pains and solve them. It is a good way to demonstrate you are here for problem solving, not to spam.
Reddit: It offers the latest digital trends and news by gathering individuals and communities at the same zone.
Quora: It is an interactive platform that you can ask and answer any question, publish a post, ask specific person anything. That is, you can create your own community.
Forums: Search for forums related with your business and try to be active
After joining them, your next responsibility is to be active. Actively answer questions and engage with others. If you just promote your app, you couldn’t make a good impression. Therefore, you can give links to your app as well as talk about daily things and give advice about things not related with your app.
It is another good way to promote your app. You can find niche websites in accordance with your app and ask for writing a guest post. There are many blogs that would accept you as a guest writer.
You can view this list prepared by izideo to get inspired. It includes more than 1500 quality blogs that accept guest posts.
Options are not limited with the above ones I have listed. You can increase them by making a simple search on Google like “app directories”, “review sites for apps” etc. Just remember that your job will never finish. Developing, promoting, updating, promoting, promoting…
Good luck with your app!