This chart illustrates all the free and paid promotional services we have tried. General recommendation is to go for free! From our experience, free publicity can be just as effective as paid, given that you have a decent product. Paid services are also good if you have a viable business model to make profit.
|Free||self submission||9k-14k||Highly recommend|
|Android Police||Free||self submission||3-6k||Highly recommend|
|The Smartphone App Review||$40-70||4k||Highly recommend|
|PreApps||$1200||6k||Inconclusive – results may vary|
|Android Police||$300||1k||Inconclusive – results may vary|
|Android Authority||$900||1k||Inconclusive – results may vary|
|Android Headlines||$400 ($99 now)||no noticeable increase||Hard to recommend|
|Appszoom||$100||no noticeable increase||Do not recommend|
|Fiverr||$5||no noticeable increase||Do not recommend|
|AndroidTapp||$300||no noticeable increase||Do not recommend|
|AppGratis||$2000||Severely under delivered + negative ratings. Scam tactics||Do not recommend|
Downloads include the direct referral link, and also the momentum gained as a result of the publication.
Ratings range from to . Factors considered are the results in terms of downloads, and also professionalism in the service, resulting in overall rating.
Service is determined by the professionalism / customer-oriented attitude, and overall willingness to provide the best service possible.
No noticeable increase means downloads on day of press release was insignificant, no more than 100, and 0 on subsequent days afterwards.