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How To Upload & Publish Android Apps For Free

Updated on October 13, 2016

Upload Android Apps Free

There are many independent Android app developers out there who design, code and test the apps they have been working on only to find out that Google charge a $25 to sign up as a developer and publish to Google Play, previously known as Android Market.

There are also independent developers out there who haven't relied upon pure development but have chosen to use free third party app building services and are also looking to publish their app for free.

What many of them don't realize is that Google Play is most certainly not the only Android Market and not all of them charge a fee.

An excellent alternative market which was actually in existence before Google Play/Android Market is French Android App Market, SlideMe. Anyone can sign up at SlideMe as a developer and can upload their Android apps for free.

Although you must register as a developer first, there are no fees charged, you can sell your app for a price if you so wish and you can also display your own advertising in your apps and even sign up to SlideMe's own earning program.

Alternatively, by using Appsgeyser's service to build your .apk file in the first place your app will automatically be hosted on Appgeyser's own network although this is nowhere near as popular as Google Play or SlideMe markets.

However, Appsgeyser does provide an incredibly easy to use option for independent developers who know very little about coding but whereas you could easily attain a few thousand downloads on Google Play or SlideMe it's highly unlikely that your apps will attract the same amount of attention on networks like Appsgeyser.

The next option is to sign up with Amazon App Market as an Android developer to upload your apps. However, this is only currently free for the first year after which an annual $99 fee is applicable. Amazon's apps are also screened for quality before being published but there are certain advantages such as the 'customers also purchased' feature.

Finally, the best way to upload and publish your Android apps for free is via Upload.com. In fact, you can upload PC/Mac software, eBooks and more.

Upload.com is operated by CNET who own the sister site Download.com and have a very large distribution network. Any products you upload are automatically added to the network and will appear on Download.com.

By Sparkster

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      bebac 4 years ago

      Thank you! Great post!

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      Arise Peter M 4 years ago

      slideme.com is free but they wont accept simple applications.In upload.com you have to upload the file in to a hosting site which will give a direct download link. you cannot directly upload the apk file. you may try the following sites

      http://www.androidfreeware.ne

      http://www.mobiles24.com

      you may visit my site for details.

      http://android-helper4u.blogspot.in/search/label/5...

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      Sparkster Hubs 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for your comments. Arise Peter, SlideMe will now only allow Android apps which are native code and they must also be original, useful and not just content-based (like a website). They are actually getting quite strict, though this can be seen as a positive - the quality of apps there is much higher than on Google Play (which has plenty of junk apps) for this reason.

      Thanks for the links too, I've also found a few other sites although sites like AndroidFreeware your app has to be given away free.

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      SHAR NOR 4 years ago from Miami, FL

      Thank you for sharing. This is great and hoping that the amazon still works. A follow so as to keep update will work better.

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      Rajesh Bhuin 3 years ago from India

      But how much promotion do you need to get any decent amount of downloads from these app stores?

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      Sparkster Hubs 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      You don't need much promotion at all, I have had tens of thousands of my apps downloaded from SlideMe with hardly any promotion at all.

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      dev 2 years ago

      Well..after go through the hard time on android development, i have successfully published my first apps on Google Play Market.

      Please Support

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....

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      Sean 2 years ago

      This is a cool post. But still is there a way to add andriod app to google play?

      http://crokes.com

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      umar 2 years ago

      you can take help from here its easy and good way

      http://www.fiverr.com/umarpazir/help-you-sign-and-...

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      Virat 5 months ago

      No thanks for blturboo

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      SURESH KOPPAD 2 months ago

      superb. Thanks for Information.

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      jasraj 3 weeks ago

      I wanna upload my wwe immortal hacked application where I can upload that?

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      Gagan 7 days ago

      Guys any one tell me how i can upload my app on internet

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