Any advice on how to promote my iPhone app?

QUESTION:

My iPhone app is buried in the App Store.  Any advice for founders like me who need to promote their iPhone apps but don’t know how.

ANSWER:

Okay, nearly every startup has an iPhone app.  It’s almost a “must-have” as part of your business plan, even if you’re not a mobile company.   With that in mind, I’ve hunted about for ways to promote these glorious iPhone apps we all have. Here are the results of my hard work…

First, I’ll mention some good places to get started:

If that isn’t enough, here’s more…

This should be plenty to get you started.

Comments & Advice:
  1. Anji says:

    Another very interesting App in the Apple App store…

    http://maadchicknetworks.com/we-share/

    Parents and children both will love it..

  2. Daniela says:

    I found this guide really insigthful! It walks you through 7 ways to promote your application.
    Check it out!
    http://www.apps-builder.com/pag/ebook/promote

  3. Frank says:

    An App you really shouldn’t miss: PicViewer

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picviewer/id858373828?ls=1&mt=8

    Your whole photo gallery now is at your fingertip.

  4. Robert Haastrup-Timmi says:

    Very simply, PromotedApp.com – http://www.promotedapp.com is a Startup helping solve the App Discovery & User Retention problem. We do this by providing a Visual & Social Media platform that brands, shares your app and makes it easily downloadable on any mobile device. Think of promotedapp as a Pinterest for apps!

    Users can curate lifetime app boards by re-pinning apps they discover, follow and love on promotedapp. App Developers can create lifetime app media boards to include screenshots for download videos, article reviews updates and so on. App developers can message followers with updates, incentives and more. Everything can be shared on all the major social networks to amplify!

    To post your app once to the platform costs only 50 dollars, or subscribe for more frequent postings including your media. What we are building is an app media platform that helps to solve a huge problem globally.

    If you’d like to be a Sponsor, visit our new Crowdfunding page here: http://www.fundly.com/promotedapp

    We have exciting sponsor levels to put your app infront of every user and visitor as we scale our platform.

    Good luck!

  5. VAGON DRAKE says:

    Excellent tips. Some of them might work actually. The only thing i see is that unless you have a huge budget your not going to easily get your app noticed. i have tried submitting my app to many websites for review and they all come back with ” pay us and we will ” when before same websites where happy to do it for you for free.
    Here is a link to my new released fun game try it out guys.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jb.development.bear
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOBGSj_B8Pw

  6. Joan says:

    waze’s success was based on its PR strategy — and I am the one who picked their world-wide PR firms. BTW, I didn’t charge them a penny. joan@agency-select.com

  7. Janitha D. says:

    This is where I got my app promoted with a video. It worked pretty well and boosted my sales immensely:
    http://www.fiverr.com/cloudartgraphix/create-an-amazing-promo-video-for-your-app

    I can guarantee you that it will definitely work.

  8. Emily Grace says:

    Cross Promoting Your Games: Cross Promotion is a strategy almost every medium to large game publisher uses with amazing results. If you do not have the resources to hire a developer to write your own cross promotion server script. You can use http://www.MoreGamers.com for free to add the power of cross promotion into your arsenal of game promoting strategies. More Gamers can even be used by publishers who have just released one or two games. More Gamers uses the classic banner exchange model and can promote your game on the top App Stores including, Google Play, Apple, Amazon and Windows.

    If you are a Publisher with multiple game titles, You have the option to switch to the Private Network option that allows only your own games to be cross promoted within your existing games.

    That said, More Gamers has been running for over 10 years now and has sent billions of gamers to game developers and publishers. Our mobile game promotion service has just been launched and this is you opportunity to be one of the first people to write about this awesome new service.

  9. Saar says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for the information.
    I’m working pretty hard on promoting our latest game, but I’m doing that using “free channels”, meaning, mostly facebook, twitter, youtube etc.
    My question is how to measure the success of a paid channel? Does paying for reviews really give a good ROI?
    Thank you,
    Saar.
    Just in case, my app urls are:
    on the AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/galaxy-siege-2/id911328762

    on Google.Play:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.air.galaxysiege2.myplayyard.com

  10. Organic Studio says:

    In this site you can promote app for free with banners and interstitials:
    http://www.tappx.com/?h=f59e1f103c0f2cc560a1cc6a83bb7cb2

    Promoted this app with the site and worked well:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.orgst.pekkaperkio.surprise&hl=en

  11. Thy Pham says:

    This is a small game from Viet Nam, like Flappy Bird, this game is very simple to play but extremely hard to get high score (sometime may make you crazy) named “Phobo Juggling”. Please try it out for free :D

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thypham.game.android

  12. Ben says:

    If you want to see something funny check out how the developer of ‘Free RSS Reader’ promotes his app :D

    https://post.craigslist.org/k/PFxPgKbJ5BGQqyHFXVm9bA/zSk7n?s=preview

  13. hcongxun says:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-swipe/id1054628872?mt=8

    Welcome to ios game Crazy Swipe !

    How to play :
    - Swipe your finger on screen follow four random arrow by up , down , left and right .
    - If you swipe correct four random arrow , you will get 1 score and another four random arrow show up .
    - If the timer bar end , you will Game Over .
    - Your high score will be save each time you play !

    This is a good game for you play to training your eye skill and how fast with your hand . Try to get your high scores in this game and share it to your friends by facebook or twitter .

    Note : this game was develop by personer . So , hope all of you like it ! please give me a vote for this game , thanks !

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