Technology October 1, 2014 Last updated September 18th, 2018 1,564 Reads share

10 Tips To Follow Before You Publish Your Android App

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To make your app stand out among the hundreds of apps available in the market, you need a unique and creative idea, and the knowledge of how to launch and market your app on an Android App Store to get the attention of users. If you fail to do any one of these tasks successfully, your app is more likely to fail. While developers understand app creation, it’s the latter that they find difficult.

So, here are some tips that can help you in publishing your Android app to an Android App Store successfully.

#1. Take a Look at App Store Policies

Every app store has some policies regarding app publishing that you need to follow if you want your app published on that platform. Security policies are specifically implemented in a rigid manner. Also, if your app has advertisements in it, you need to read the policies regarding that carefully.

#2. Take High-Quality Screen Shots of Your App

In every app store, you are required to submit screenshots of your app when you publish it. These screenshots have to be clear, authentic and high-quality. You need at least two screenshots if you want to publish your app on the Google Play Store.

#3. Create a Policy Page for Your App

You also need to have an accurate and detailed policy page for your application that specifies the actual terms of use clearly. This page should be made accessible to all users viewing your app page on the app store by adding a link leading to this page in your app description.

#4. Test Your App to Eliminate Errors

Testing your app as much as possible is the only way to ensure that it is error-free. Most of the times, apps are launched without prior functionality tests in the hope that later upgrades will solve issues but that strategy can lead to negative reviews.

#5. Get In Touch with App Review Sites

To let the audience know about your app, you need to market it. The best way to market an app is to get review sites to write about your app. However, don’t get them to write false reviews, instead let them be honest. This way, you can find out about the shortcomings of your app from another’s perspective.

#6. Be Clear About the Support Available with Your App

What can the users do if they encounter any issue while using your app? If the customers don’t know that, the issue will become much bigger than it actually is. Provide instructions to the users about how they can contact the support service of your team if they have an issue.

#7. Give Your App a Version Number

Apps are always updated, some more often than others. To distinguish your upgraded apps from previous ones, give version numbers to your app. Plan this number ahead of time, keeping in mind how you would number the subsequent versions.

#8. Consider Getting Android Market Licensing

Developers can get the Android market license for their app that gives you full legal control over your intellectual property. You could also include an End User License Agreement in your app policies that will inform the users about your legal control over the app.

#9. Optimize App for Different Platforms

If you are launching your app on different app stores, you would have to optimize it for every platform separately. Similarly, you will also have to optimize your app for different devices since Android operates on a variety of devices with different screen sizes and resolutions.

#10. Clean Up the App

Before you launch your app, make sure you have removed all the log files, backup files and other data from the app memory. Also, switch off the debug feature before publishing the app on the store. Unnecessary data on the app will affect its performance, causing it to be slow.

By following these tips, you can ensure you have launched your website on app stores in the right way. Pay attention to the marketing specifically so that users are aware of your app through credible sources.

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Pankaj Narang

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