Tips to Submit Your Mobile App to Stores

Helpful Tips for Mobile App Submission

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It has been a long journey for you as a developer, so far. You probably have worked day and night to create a nice mobile application, which you think has turned out quite well. What do you do next?

It is not enough if you merely create an app and do nothing else with it. You need to let the world know about your creation. Most developers write apps primarily because it is their passion. But it definitely would not hurt to get public notice and approval for it as well!

Once you create your mobile software, you should next think of submitting it to app stores. There are, as you know, many app stores in the market today, with newer ones coming up each day. There are also third-party app stores, so you can try and get your app featured in some of them.

Here are quick tips to help you easily submit your mobile app to app stores.

  • First decide which of the app stores to target. Needless to say, going for the more popular app stores would the sensible thing to do.
  • Each app store has its pros and cons. While some of them charge a hefty fee for membership, others impose severe policy restrictions. Determine what kind of store you want your app to feature in.
  • Chart out your budget. You have already spent some amount of money creating your app. Now you may also have to shell out some more for the registration.
  • Register to the app store(s) of your choice. Many app stores let you not only submit your app post registration, but also give you access to guides, sample codes and even handy software development tools, which will always come of use later.
  • Make sure to read the fine print before submitting your app. Reading and understanding all the terms and conditions as stipulated by the app store will ensure better chances of approval for your app during the time of submission.
  • Thoroughly test your app before submitting, so that there are no bugs whatsoever, at the time of submission. There have been many cases where apps have been rejected because they failed to function properly during evaluation by the app store.
  • Do not use any form of copyrighted material, such as photos, videos, logos and so on. This could result in immediate rejection of your app.
  • Describe your app in every detail and also develop a unique icon for it, so that it can be easily spotted by users at a later stage.

In conclusion, you stand to benefit immensely by submitting your mobile app to app stores online. Careful planning and proper execution of the submission process can ensure that you rake in a decent profit from the app you created.