Third party app stores?

Ideas and discussion about publishing and distributing your games

Post » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:01 am

Hello,

I wonder if anyone has used third party app stores for Android apps yet and could share his experience.

Are there any trustworthy sites?
How many downloads can one generate?
Is there anything one has to care about?

I got on e-mail from one guy from http://www.apkfiles.com and he asked me if I could submit my apps there. Sounds legit, but need some feedback first.
B
20
S
9
G
2
Posts: 128
Reputation: 2,976

Post » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:02 pm

Amazon
B
21
S
9
G
8
Posts: 188
Reputation: 6,069

Post » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:53 pm

Except the GP and Amazon, there is a plenty of different third party app stores (SlideMe, Opera, GetJar etc), but there's impact is so so insignificant, that It's not a worth even a 3 min that you will spend to upload your game/link/image IMHO
ImageImageImage
B
47
S
18
G
3
Posts: 164
Reputation: 5,336

Post » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:49 pm

I used to publish my Android app on SlideME and Amazon in 2014. If my current game is complete, I really hope to publish my game to Google Play as well.

As an off-topic statement and related to Google Play, most 2010s games on Google Play now integrating with Google Play Games API.
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

If you play Puyo Puyo games, you can meet me at the Puyo Puyo English Community Discord: https://discord.gg/0k41S8ARwvY2iTIQ
B
104
S
24
G
11
Posts: 698
Reputation: 12,935

Post » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:47 pm

Thanks for the answers. I'll try out Amazon, I guess other app stores besides Google Play are redundant.
B
20
S
9
G
2
Posts: 128
Reputation: 2,976

Post » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:55 pm

CreativeMind wrote:I got on e-mail from one guy from http://www.apkfiles.com and he asked me if I could submit my apps there. Sounds legit, but need some feedback first.


that is free market android, you'd exposing your .apk source directly to be stolen dont use those type of markets, i use those type of markets to unzip the apk and see how games are made and what is the logic in the code,(plus most 2d games on android market leave their assets exposed in the .apk when u unzip the apk if its not using some server to download the data/images/media all files are inside and you can do what ever you want to them... ie. make a different clone with exact graphic/media assets... ) ... while if you host your game on gplay you dont have a direct access to the apk file.. but the game is installed from a temporary file which is then deleted upon installation.

however you can try opera market as well. they are pretty big, and there is a buying market for games there, not as big as gplay but big enough that counts. and of course amazon as mentioned above should be big enough to share your product around.
B
78
S
23
G
69
Posts: 1,353
Reputation: 44,025

Post » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:08 pm

gamecorpstudio wrote:
CreativeMind wrote:I got on e-mail from one guy from http://www.apkfiles.com and he asked me if I could submit my apps there. Sounds legit, but need some feedback first.


that is free market android, you'd exposing your .apk source directly to be stolen dont use those type of markets, i use those type of markets to unzip the apk and see how games are made and what is the logic in the code,(plus most 2d games on android market leave their assets exposed in the .apk when u unzip the apk if its not using some server to download the data/images/media all files are inside and you can do what ever you want to them... ie. make a different clone with exact graphic/media assets... ) ... while if you host your game on gplay you dont have a direct access to the apk file.. but the game is installed from a temporary file which is then deleted upon installation.

however you can try opera market as well. they are pretty big, and there is a buying market for games there, not as big as gplay but big enough that counts. and of course amazon as mentioned above should be big enough to share your product around.


I got an email that one of my free app was uploaded to a site similar to that (Or maybe that site).

Its a free app so meh, but still
B
21
S
9
G
8
Posts: 188
Reputation: 6,069

Post » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:57 am

Message: juvios can only post plain text URLS until they have 500 rep. 1 URLS modified. Why?
gamecorpstudio wrote:
CreativeMind wrote:I got on e-mail from one guy from apkfiles.com and he asked me if I could submit my apps there. Sounds legit, but need some feedback first.


that is free market android, you'd exposing your .apk source directly to be stolen dont use those type of markets, i use those type of markets to unzip the apk and see how games are made and what is the logic in the code,(plus most 2d games on android market leave their assets exposed in the .apk when u unzip the apk if its not using some server to download the data/images/media all files are inside and you can do what ever you want to them... ie. make a different clone with exact graphic/media assets... ) ... while if you host your game on gplay you dont have a direct access to the apk file.. but the game is installed from a temporary file which is then deleted upon installation.

however you can try opera market as well. they are pretty big, and there is a buying market for games there, not as big as gplay but big enough that counts. and of course amazon as mentioned above should be big enough to share your product around.


Anyone who downloads your app can get the .apk file - it's not like these alternative app stores reveal anything extra to anyone. Most of them will index your app from Google play anyways. I've downloaded hundreds of apps from sites like http://apkjoy.com and apkfiles, apkpure etc. and have never had any issues - you can verify the app is legit by verifying the signature - that can't be faked.

On another note I've also promoted my own (and clients) apps on these sites, and while submitting your app for free may not get any exposure I was able to drive thousands of downloads to my apps at about $0.53 CPI (cost per install) which is about HALF of the industry average.
B
2
Posts: 1
Reputation: 152

Post » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:25 am

Message: mrland can only post plain text URLS until they have 500 rep. 1 URLS modified. Why?
Hi, You can send Android apps to 3rd party store at http://apkfly.com/
B
2
Posts: 1
Reputation: 152


Return to Distribution and Publishing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests