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Old 01-16-2013, 05:05 PM
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Default How did you increase app downloads?

Just curious if others would be willing to share their wisdom: what are some of the best things you've done to increase app downloads?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM
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Making the app free seems to give a good short-term boost.

The first day I made Shuriken Chicken free, it jumped from practically nothing to about 8000+ downloads in one day.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:01 AM
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Go for some popular press release sites like prmac.com that makes some noise about your release and hence brings you more exposure about your Apps. Provide a free trial for them and ask them to do review of your app on their site.

Share the resource URL in your own website and other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler etc by that people will get to know about your app.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:09 AM
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Share your game on mobile games forums, at least you can get >100 notice a day
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:03 AM
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What worked for me.

- Promoting via promocodes on touch arcade
- Writing to game review sites using campaign monitor

Till now my iPad update and free run of last december has netted me the most money:

See this post about going free I posted a week ago: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=173694
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:36 AM
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What worked for me.

- Promoting via promocodes on touch arcade
- Writing to game review sites using campaign monitor

Till now my iPad update and free run of last december has netted me the most money:

See this post about going free I posted a week ago: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=173694
Wow, that was a fantastic post! I'm not too far from the list of recommended steps provided by previous developers (thank you all for posting!); the one thing I haven't done yet is go free. It's a tempting prospect given the social nature of my game (since it requires two people to play). Some time in the future I'll have to give it some serious consideration given your results.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:38 AM
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What worked for me.

- Promoting via promocodes on touch arcade
- Writing to game review sites using campaign monitor

Till now my iPad update and free run of last december has netted me the most money:

See this post about going free I posted a week ago: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=173694
so i know that people with promocodes carnt leave a review but does the fact that they have download it still go to increasing your ranking and search stats?

Thanks
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:15 PM
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so i know that people with promocodes carnt leave a review but does the fact that they have download it still go to increasing your ranking and search stats?

Thanks
I'm not sure, it's only 50 promocodes per update, so on it's own that's not going to make much of a difference.

It's all about what you ask in return for your promocodes. Make it a contest, share on Twitter, follow on Facebook, also, these people might show your app to others which in turn results in more downloads. Make the promocode thread look good, even when you've ran out of promocodes people might still buy your app.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:09 AM
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I'm not sure, it's only 50 promocodes per update, so on it's own that's not going to make much of a difference.

It's all about what you ask in return for your promocodes. Make it a contest, share on Twitter, follow on Facebook, also, these people might show your app to others which in turn results in more downloads. Make the promocode thread look good, even when you've ran out of promocodes people might still buy your app.
Very good advice
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:24 PM
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