7 Tips to Submit Your Mobile App to the Different App Stores (and Get It Approved)
The journey of being a mobile app developer might be long and arduous, but you are rewarded so many great things if you continue moving forward.
The mobile app development process alone requires many steps and many developers think that their sacrifices stop there. No, it doesn’t. Once your app has been developed, you will also need to market your application for the world to see and also, to upload your application to the many different app stores.
The app stores are places where you can download many different mobile applications. As of the time of writing this article, you can download from two main sources: The Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Both of these companies have stringent guidelines for the app developers to follow. Failure to comply with the things that have been outlined in the said rules would mean that your application will not be approved. If that happens, all of your sacrifices will be for naught!
To ensure that your application gets submitted and ultimately approved, read further to find out some useful tips:
- If you are going to develop a native application, you should also think about the app stores you’re going to submit your application to. Oftentimes, Google is more lenient with the downside that there is plenty of competition on their own app platform. On the Apple side, there isn’t a lot of competition, but the company itself has more stringent rules for you to follow. Failure to comply with even just one of its provisions will ensure that your application will not see the light of day.
- See to it that you know of their policies regarding payment models and its corresponding fees. You might have blindly submitted your app on a platform that might not be feasible for you.
- Always set aside some budget for app submission. For instance, if you want to develop and submit your iOS app, you will have to pay an annual fee of $99, as well as, other miscellaneous fees as well.
- Always read the fine print. Read and understand the provisions that are stipulated in their guidelines to ensure that the application meets all of their requirements.
- Test your application to ensure that it is completely bug-free. Even if your application gets approved despite the many bugs it already has, you still won’t get the success that you want if this is the case.
- Never include nor use any copyrighted material as it may be used against you. If proven, your application will not only be removed from the app store; you might also get banned from submitting applications in the future as well.
- Once your application gets approved, make sure to include a lengthy and informative description of the app. It would also help if you include relevant pictures and video content as well. Even though it is an added expense on your part, doing these seemingly ‘little’ things will provide the biggest rewards.