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5 Reasons Why you Should Make An Android App For Your Community

July 18th, 2014

There are many news websites out there and even apps for the major cities, but is there an app out there for your community? For the people of your neighbourhood? Maybe it is time that you make an Android app for your community

 

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Why make an Android app for your community?

 

There are many reasons why an app for your local community may be worth your while:

 

1: Community information – your app can serve as a base of local information that will help your neighbourhood such as where is the local chemist, or doctor. What to do if there is an emergency or how to contact the local police.

 

2: Discount deals – Where can you find a discount deal that can be used locally? This may be a deal that has been brokered with a local business or a coupon code that can be used for a larger outlet chain

 

3: Local news – Keep your readers up to date on local activities, such as what is going on at the local school, when the next village fete is taking place. Which community member is taking part in a charity event or what activities are going on over the summer holidays.

 

4: Social interaction – A good community is a community that communicates and engages. Many communities have social network pages, but an app can also serve as a place for social interaction. Have an email address on your app so people can send in their comments or questions that you will upload. This will also ensure that people will use your app frequently.

 

5: Business news – Find out where local businesses are and what they have on offer. This is also a good way to make some money as you can charge a small advertising fee to highlight certain businesses.

 

Have a look at our range of templates, I would suggest using our website app template which you can connect to a free online website created with a company such as iamcreator.com or wix.com. There are many free online website templates that you can choose from that will give you a free URL that you can connect to your app.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter,
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

App Distribution Via googlePlay – Why Google Play Is The App Store For You

July 17th, 2014

The past week we have been focusing upon app distribution and the importance of getting your app out there to the widest possible audience. We have discussed the various ways of app distribution, including using your websites, review pages and of course app distribution via Android app markets.

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App distribution GooglePlay – the app store for your Free Android app

There are many markets in which you can distribute your free Android app that you have created with AppsGeyser’s app making templates; including Amazon app store and GetJar. The audience styles for each app store are unique and you need to decipher which Android app store best suits the need for your app.  App distribution is an important stage of your app making and although we stress that there are many app stores out there, whether we like it or not, the monopoly still lays with GooglePlay.

Why should I consider GooglePlay in my app distribution plan?

1: Audience size –GooglePlay remains the most popular of all Android app stores, and this means that your app will be visible in one of the largest app stores in the World. GooglePlay boasts more searches undertaken per day than any other app store, therefore there is more of a chance that someone will search for an app like yours.

2: Easy Access – This is the key to GooglePlay’s success, GooglePlay has the advantage of being pre-programmed on every Android device, meaning that all Android users automatically have access to this app store without having to download a new app store, or open a website to access an app store that is hosting your app.

3: Discoverability – GooglePlay has an easy search style for apps set out with category sections, editorial picks and features. This makes it easy for a user to search for an app using not only the app name, but also search references. In the past few days we have spoken a lot about App Store Optimization to help enhance your app’s visibility in the app store.

4: Cost – GooglePlay does not come for free, but it is also not as expensive as other Android app stores. For just $25 the app developer can upload as many apps as they wish.

5: Ease of use – You do not have to be a technical wiz to use GooglePlay either as an app developer or an app user. You can upload your free AppsGeyser Android app within just a few minutes and see your app live within a few days..

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email or via our Facebook page where we are always happy to help.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter,
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.