Best Mobile App Distribution Platforms

Apr 5
best mobile app distribution platforms

Millions of mobile apps exist across numerous channels and platforms. They are frequently categorized by function (i.e. online shopping, video editing, music streaming, gaming, etc.), made available for sale on mobile app stores and distribution platforms, and accessible virtually anywhere in the world. 

Recently, as mobile app usage has continued to increase internationally, competition between mobile app distribution platforms has skyrocketed. In part, this is due to annual updates on mobile OS platforms. Users expect businesses—both freelance and full-time iOS and android app developers—to upgrade their application platforms accordingly. 

Mobile app distribution platforms are the most efficient way to deliver apps to as many customers as possible. They give users unlimited time to peruse and download relevant apps, songs, games, movies, etc. And in order to increase utilization and engagement, promotion marketers are often permitted to advertise to users through application platforms, either without cost or via payment model.

Right now, the two most popular app distribution platforms are Google Play for Android and App Store for iOS. But their list of competitors is long—and growing longer. Below is our list of today’s best mobile app distribution platforms, in no particular order. 

List of Best Mobile App Distribution Platforms

Google Play Store

Previously called the Android Market, Google Play Store is the official mobile application platform for Android users. As its name suggests, the platform was created by Google, and it operates as a computerized dispersion administration. Google Play lets users browse and download applications, music, games, and other digital content as they please. Applications offered on Google Play are created using the Android app development & software development kit (SDK) from Google and third party engineers.

As an all-inclusive resource, Google Play allows users to download applications onto any Android device without needing to change any of the device’s settings. Thus, apps sold on Google Play Store generally profit from large revenue, thanks to the large number of Android users across the globe.

Apple App Store

As Google’s primary competitor on the mobile device market, Apple maintains its own mobile app distribution platform: the Apple App Store. This iOS platform offers applications that are compatible across Apple’s broad range of devices (including iPhones, iPods, iPads, Apple Computers, Apple Watch, Apple TV, etc.), enabling users to choose from a wide variety of applications created through Apple’s iOS app development

Among the diverse categories of apps sold on Apple’s App Store, gaming, business, and education are the top three most popular. This range isn’t surprising, considering Apple produces such a large variety of devices. 

Samsung Galaxy Apps

Although not as large as Apple and Google, Samsung Galaxy Apps is a mobile app distribution store that is gaining momentum. Originally known as simply Samsung Apps, Samsung’s latest application platform allows users to download apps packaged with Galaxy and Gear devices with IoT app development solutions.

Amazon App Store

Another popular distribution platform for the latest mobile apps is the Amazon App Store. Of note, the Amazon App Store offers its users a “Free App of the Day.” This strategy promotes user engagement, and allows people to explore new applications they might not have otherwise known about.  

Staying up-to-date in the software industry is a full-time job. That’s why many companies turn to business partners like KitelyTech, INC. for assistance. At KitelyTech, INC., we work with companies to develop and implement new software solutions. Call us at (800) 274 2908 to discuss your business’s software needs and find out how we can help.

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