How to Make the Best Use of Android Application Stores?

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Dec 14, 2017 3:18:01 PM via Website

Android is a mobile operating system preferred by most of the mobile application developers. It is a flexible platform that can be used even without paying any licensing fees. It is open source so it is the most cost-effective platform for businesses who wish to create an application on it. Android applications are used to conduct day-to-day activities. The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) provides developers with tools and technologies to create the applications. The SDK is updated regularly to provide improved tools and technologies. This leads to the development of advanced applications. After an application is developed it is submitted for publishing on Google Play Store. The Play Store is the place where all the Android applications are available.

Some of the Android apps are available for free download; other applications are to be paid for. There are some apps that are available for free for a trial period and then you will have to pay for using the application after the expiration of the trial period. It is true that all Android apps can be found on Google Play Store but it is wrong to assume that it is the only place where these apps are available. Though Android market is popular for introducing or launching some of the best apps, it is highly tough to discover those apps. There are also alternative markets where you can find apps that have been filtered from Google Play or country special apps. However, if you go for an app from an alternative market there is always a risk of getting an app with poor UX. Though all the alternatives to Google Play Store may not be useful, some might serve well.

Samsung Apps:

Samsung offers its own app store for selling or distributing android applications. When any application developer submits his or her application on the store, it undergoes the process of quality control. This brings down the probability of malware apps being published on the store. The Samsung Apps store offers more than 30,000 apps across 125 countries.

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Housing more than 21,000 android apps, this app store has a large community and follows strict quality standards. It is available to all international app users and supports a number of payment options. The most popular payment option used on it is PayPal. It is very easy for developers to get their app noticed on this store, provided it is a quality application.

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This store, though, offers Android apps it is not solely focused on Android. It has more than 350,000 apps that are based on different platforms such as Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and others. The navigation in this app store is so easy that you can quickly find an app through categories and subcategories.

Apart from the above stated, there are other stores such as Opera Mobile Store, LG smart world, Amazon App store, etc from which you can download applications. Developers can also checkout the rules and guidelines of different stores before submitting their app.

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Dec 15, 2017 7:03:57 AM via Website

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