Google remains the largest android app distribution platform. Each day thousands of new android apps are added, and they have over 3 million apps.
They have a Developer Console,
where you can add your apps, and add advertising or in app monetization to them. They have download stats and a sleuth of other features including app analytics you can choose to add to
your apps. Diverse selection of services and tools for developers to promote and monitor their apps.
The cost to join the Developer Play Console is $25 US; one time fee. At their website you can read a detailed guide for submitting your app(s).
Joining Amazon AppStore
Amazon's app store has over 459,000 apps and for total number of apps they are considered third largest behind Googles and the IO Apple App store.
As of this writing, joining and submitting your android apps is free at Amazon AppStore.
Amazon Store has detailed submission guide for developers wanting to submit their apps.
Support for Android, Windows. They have Fire OS, which is very similar to android; and most android apps can be installed on a Fire platform with minor tweaks.
Like Google, they offer in-app monetization for you apps, and they also cross sync the advertising with Amazon to offer deals, discounts, and in app promos to app users.
Kongregate is mostly for games. Over 100,000 free games; Android and iOS apps accepted for publishing. This app store has 15 million users. Offers monthly contests and api for in-app purchases that gives 70% revenue share.
has Android and iOS apps. Is an 'App Discovery Service', with free and paid apps. Requirements to publish here are restrictive compared to most app stores.
Apple App Store is the app store for the iOS platform with more than 2 million apps. App submissions time frame is about 1 day. 180 billion downloads to date.
Samsung App StoreGalaxy apps by the manufacturer Samsung. They have android and windows mobile apps. Bada mobile.
LG Smart World App store for android on LG smart mobile devices and TVs.
GetJar App Store from California, with 2 billion downloads, and almost 400,000 developers registered. Supported platforms include Android, IOS, and Windows Mobile.
Apps are categorized, with new apps displayed on the front page of the website. Android has most apps here.
Free for developer to submit their apps and minimal requirements
to publish them. Has in app advertising.
Opera Mobile Store supports Android, Java, IOS, and windows Mobile platforms. 300,000 apps and games. Popular apps are displayed on the website storefront. Also software.
Free to join and includes promotional tools for your app. In 230 countries, and developers can reach specific local markets.
Appland is app store where you can upload your app for free. They are in 200 countries with 10 million users. You can submit free or paid apps. Also, create your own app portal; list only your apps or use theirs as well. Supports Android and iOS.
Aptoide At this app store you can create your own app storefront. Has 800,000 apps and 200,000 stores. Can publish your app and have your own app portal. Can use appcoins, and can make money, see your earnings. Just add your Google link or upload your apk.(Must also provide a dummy apk so they can verify your app; if your not providing a Google link).
1Mobile has quality apps and publishing process. Apps variety, apps, games, videos. Has editior's choice category for top 50 apps.
AppBrain in 200 countries, is an online app store where you can find apps by searching rankings, and categories, including Hot, Popular,and Top Rated.
At AppBrain, you can add your app, advertise your app, and monetize it by adding their SDK. If your app is at Google, just provide the email or link, or add your app manually. They have 100 million monthly users, and their SDK is on 70,000 apps. Sells itself as App Promotion Service and App Store.
NexVa supports Android and iOS, cross platform app store with apps having screenshots, ratings, reviews, app description. Has api for in app and subscription based monetization for developers.
Appszoom is a market for Android and iOS apps. They have many app and game categories. Free developer account, and advertise your apps for free. Also has paid features like App Review, App Improve, and App Promotion. Has 4 million monthly users. To get published here, your app must be at Google app store, or iOS app store.
In addition to the many English app stores, there are also app stores in China and some other non English speaking countries that developers may want to consider submitting their apps to. For Asian stores, you must create Chinese Language versions of your app. Here we list the more
Top phone brands in Hong Kong, Samsung, Huawei, Apple, and Xiaomi.
Tencent MyApp is largest internet company in China. Their app store currently has a 25% app market share in China(Jan 2020). Has English version. Monthly active users, 268 million.
Mobile 360 Market is the next most popular Chinese app store with 15% of the app market in China. 270 million users, 30 billion downloads. Offers anti-piracy protection to developers.
SKT Store in Korea.
Xioami App Store 11% of app market in China.
Baidu Mobile Assistant from China, has 11% of app market users. 86 million monthly users, and 12 million daily users. Baidu is China's largest search engine, and also serves app results from Baidu Mobile Assistant; when a user searches for app on Baidu.com Find Baidu Mobile Assistant at
http://as.baidu.com/; and now has English version.
Huawei by the manufacturer Huawei, for games and apps. Has 15% market share. Monthly active users; 161 million, with 20 million daily.
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