Developing an app that people want to use is no cake walk. It takes hours dedication and a considerate amount of investment to make an app that earns you the profits. However, revenue also depends upon the platform you choose to launch your app. And after all you put in the development, it is sure that you will leave no stone unturned to earn the desirable income.
According to a report by Fueled, over 25 percent of apps launched on Apple's iOS platform earn a revenue of $5000 per month and over 16 percent of the apps launched on Android’s Play Store attain the same revenue base. There are over 1.5 million apps on Apple's iOS platform & over 1.6 million on Android that offer you a tough competition.
Hence, choosing an alternative App store for launching your app is always a recommended option. Alternative app stores offer you better revenue plans as well as lesser competition. You also secure direct access to the customers and higher potential to build a lucrative hold on the market. If you have an app ready for launch, here are some alternative app stores that help you distributing & promoting your app with a diversified stream:
Amazon Underground serves three primary platforms, i.e. Android, Amazon Fire Tablets , and Blackberry 10 devices. If you offer your apps for free and do not charge any in-apps fees the store will pay you on the basis of usage by your customers. Amazon Underground believes that is better to offer free apps as it attracts more users and offers a chance to the developers to focus on customer experiences. So, basically, you do not earn anything from users but from Amazon.
Currently, GetJar promotes over 70,000 mobile apps and also offers free distribution to the developers. The platform offers you a reach to more than 2300 users easily with minimal prerequisites. GetJar garners more than three million downloads in a day. Ilja Lauras, the founder of GetJar says that the USP of GetJar is that we offer massive scale distribution. There are over 849,036 apps on GetJar as of now that serve users of Windows, Blackberry, Android, Java ME, Symbian and more.
Mobango is yet another efficient alternate app store in the market. It distributes apps for Java, Blackberry, Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile, and iOS. Mobango does not charge any price for distribution and publishing. You can also check the progress as they offer you developer dashboard access. However, if you wish to promote your app, you need to pay Mobango a fixed amount per download.
There are over 300,000 apps in the Opera library that target more than 7500 phone models. These apps are apt with Android, Blackberry, Windows, as well as iOS. Opera has a wide market that covers 250 countries and more than 105, 00,000 visitors every month. The platform has a recorded sale of 2,000,000 per day.
You can register your app for free without removing the in-app downloads. The pay model has 70 percent royalty payment provision for Blackberry, Symbian, Android and 50/50 for Java.
Amazon offers you a market that sells a variety of products. As a developer, you can add mobile apps, software, video games, and other web platforms. Amazon app at present caters over 200 countries. If you publish a paid app, you get 70 percent share of the revenue. There is no charge to make a developer account, submitting apps and using Amazon APIs.
Aptoide platform caters to android users specifically. The platform record 1 million downloads in a day and hence makes one great platform to publish your apps. In case of paid apps the developer gets 70 percent of the revenue. It offers a chance to publish, promote and distribute apps worldwide.
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