Android Distribution Methods book is created from the https://developer.android.com/distribute/index.html Section of the Android Developer Online documentation. Creating a complete book for a quick and easy read. See the Sample for the complete table of contents.
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Table of Contets
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Cross referenced to origianl pages
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Book Content Summary
As the name suggests, this is a guide on how to push your app to prospective users and tracking how it will fair in various marketplaces. You need to know how to leverage the power of Google play store and make the best out of your app. The final destination is not usually making your app available in the store. Distribution Methods guide is just the right book to propagate your app through so that it can reach the right kind of users you intended.
It is never an easy task to convince your potential users to download your app even after promising them that it will deliver the services they are looking for. The job gets tougher owing to the fact that there could be hundreds of similar apps doing well and being appreciated by real users. So to know how to fetch users, you ought to learn how to distribute your release version well to the users. It is a skill which needs a calculated approach. Thanks to this book, all those ways and approaches have all been given out for you. All you need to do is buy the book, learn how to go about them and put the skills learned into practice.
Ads and in-app purchases
One of the ways app developers make money out of their apps is through marketing third-party products. Your app user might click on a link leading to a website which sells some items. Those clicks translate into huge revenue. Amazing, right? So how do you do that to your app? The answer is in the book. It describes all those methods and many others.
One thing you are going to appreciate about the book is how to get data on how your app has been accepted by users and statistics on its usage. It will describe various ways of testing your app based on data received from users. You always would want to know how your application is doing among different users that is why you will always need to grasp the skills passed in by this manual.
Among the things focused on this book are seeing your app advancing with time. Based on the information gathered from the users, you will be in a position to know what actually your users expect your app to look like, operate and what to deliver. With this kind of knowledge, you are in a better position of rolling out updates which are going to be liked by the users thus bringing the aspect of improvements. Without this book, you won’t be tapping that information from users and consequently, you will be out in the dark with an app that hasn’t been accepted by the users.
Getting Ready for Publishing your app
This guide takes you through the various steps involved in posting your app for downloads in the market. These steps are like making graphics for displays in the market which includes screenshots and videos for easy conversion. It describes pre-publishing practices like ensuring that the app is indeed a release version and not a debug, possibility of a beta version, support services for users, final checks and the actual publishing of the app.
Any other functionality in your app is grouped under this category. Before publishing your app, you need to make sure that everything is in line. To make that happen you need to know how to do it. The knowledge is available in this book. These services include linking the app to your shop and products, adding ads to the app, making it authentic for third-party merchant option in case of online purchases, creating links for product lists, collections and search results and such services.
Clearly, distribution methods are more than just making the app reach your users. To unravel other importance of knowing everything about distribution methods all you have to do is read the book. There is quite a lot more information than mere marketing especially because this is next to the final step in your app development.
The Android Distribution Methods Book Updates
The Books are updated regularly, and now the changes to each chapter summarised. This gives you a fast glance here to see what’s new in the Google Distrbution documentation what was removed and what was added.
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