AnDevCon presentation – Managing Multiple Android App Markets with Conflicting Requirements

This presentation at AnDevCon III went great!  There were a lot of great questions.  If you needed to get the slides, check here:

Slides – Managing Multiple Android App Markets with Conflicting Requirements

Also get the code:

https://github.com/TimMackenzie/AndroidMarketManager

Read more about the Android Market Manager library here.

For more information on the various app stores for Android apps, take a look at the Android Market Alternatives Report.

AnDevCon III Course Description:

Managing Multiple Android App Markets with Conflicting Requirements

Wider distribution can mean more profit from each app, but releasing Android apps to multiple app markets can bring headaches too. As many app stores impose conflicting requirements, it can quickly become a compliance as well as a maintenance nightmare.

With Android app stores appearing (and disappearing) continuously, how can app developers and publishers minimize the headache and costs but still profit from distribution through as many Android app stores as possible?

This presentation

  • Explains costs and benefits involved with deploying Android apps to multiple app stores
  • Describes important differences between the major Android app stores
  • Proposes a strategy to simplify continual deployment to multiple app stores
  • Builds the solution without proprietary services or tools, meaning it has no cost for developers building apps using the Android SDK and Android Development Tools (ADT).

This presentation is primarily aimed at developers and publishers that have or will build apps in Java with the Android SDK. There will be only limited coverage of proprietary app platforms. It is not necessary to have an app released yet.

Attendees of this session will leave with:

  • An idea of why/if they should pursue deployments to different Android app stores
  • A solid understanding of where the requirements for Android app stores differ
  • An idea of what can be done to reduce effort and complications with compliance

 

Don’t worry if you missed the conference!  You can learn all about Android app stores from the Android Market Alternatives Report.