Is there any mobile app distribution service?


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Due to country restrictions and bureaucracy, I can't sell apps on Android Market and Apple Appstore.

There are music distribution services like TuneCore and CD Baby that place your music on several music marketplaces. Is there a similar service but for mobile applications?

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asked Jul 12 '11 at 13:04
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Jeff
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Actually the Android Market and the Apple Appstore is the distribution service. As most people can use them, there is no real need in a distributor, who eats some of money.

What you could do is the following:

1) Try to find a App Marketing Service provider. They already do promo stuff - they might be able to add your app to the stores. I could find some services with google, like:

Sidenote, I have not tried that services. They were just on top of my google results.

2) If you have a friended app developer out there, you can ask them. There are many freelancers who are working in that area, you could pay them for putting it online.

But you should consider two things: you need to tell them probably they need to add the app in your name. Better look at the store-restrictions if the distributor can add your name as App creator or if he needs to use his own name as App creator.

Just out of curiosity, maybe you could give me a brief comment about were you are living. I have not heard of trouble like this before.

Cheers,
Christian

answered Jul 14 '11 at 20:21
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Christian
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  • Thank you for answer. To sell on Android Market, I need a Google Checkout seller account which is available for some countries (non-Android Market merchant accounts are only available for US and UK). And Apple wants developers from my country to send billing details via fax to join iOS Developer Program: https://devimages.apple.com.edgekey.net/programs/purchaseform.pdfJeff 9 years ago
  • @Jeff: Is faxing that document to Apple a problem? If so, why? Even if you don't have access to a fax machine, there are a ton of online fax services you can use to send Apple a scanned document. – Bob Murphy 9 years ago
  • @Bob: No one should send their credit card details via fax. – Jeff 9 years ago
  • @Jeff: Try calling the main corporate phone line, +1 (408) 996-1010, during California business hours, ask for Developer Programs, and explain your situation. – Bob Murphy 9 years ago
  • @Christian, I haven't checked out the Amazon app store in much detail, but could that be a possible option as well? – Tom Harrigan 9 years ago
  • Yes, but only for Android apps. Amazon does not support iPhone apps, only Apple is allowed to sell these. – Christian 9 years ago

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You may try

http://www.freeappaday.com/ They operate a model similar to groupon (but for mobile apps) where they have a set of people who have signed up to receive notices of new apps being promoted.

answered Jul 21 '11 at 07:32
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Soren
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