After reading this weeks literature, and especially “For Mobile Devices, Think Apps, Not Ads” by Sunil Gupta, I asked myself how to attract consumers to download/purchase apps? The article suggests that mobile usage increases and the best way to reach people is to develop an app instead of spamming consumers with display ads.
So I started searching and came across several websites. They mostly talk about the same tips, which should increase app awareness and downloads, namely:
- App description; use keywords and publish in common languages
- Get sponsorship in order to market your app
- Create a website, which explains the app in detail
- Publish videos about the usage
- Submit it to review sites
- Promote your app on social media platforms
- Blog about your app
Then I thought about my own behaviour and I have to say that none of those tips actually result in downloading an app. I just have a few apps on my phone, and I downloaded most of them because of recommendations by friends or because I used the service already through my computer, e.g. dictionary.
So I want to know whether I am just an exception or if your behavior is similar? Do you read app descriptions or reviews on the Internet and download the app afterwards? Do you check the app charts and download the most famous ones?