Win With Widgets - Promote Your Android Apps In New Ways

Did you know you can easily promote your apps on websites, blogs, and forums using SlideME Widgets like the one below?

SlideME Widgets work a lot like ads, except they can provide more details than simply a purchase link. These widgets are designed to display relevant up-to-date info about your apps straight from the SlideME Market, such as the developer, price, or even your application icon. Using the provided HTML code, you can embed these widgets into nearly any internet medium that provides HTML capability. You could place them on your website, on a company blog, within internal or external forums, or even marketing emails. We provide a variety of Widget designs you can implement with little effort.

The Rise And Fall Of Junk and Spam Android Apps

With Android being listed as the best-selling smartphone platform worldwide, it comes as no surprise that developers are flocking to its Android Market, which already has around 320,000 apps available as of September 2011 (374,303 as of Feb 5, 2012). A full 74 percent of those are free apps and while giving apps away doesn’t net a developer money off the bat, it’s still by far the best way for an app to become popular and gain traction in any app marketplace.

SlideME powers the TV Application Market for the 'People of Lava' Android-TV 'Scandinavia'

The Swedish premium maker of hand built televisions, People of Lava, have just launched version 2.0 of their TV Application Market for their Android-TV 'Scandinavia' TV. The Application Market is hosted and operated by SlideME – one of the world’s largest Android Application Marketplaces.

Linking your apps on SlideME


In order to help you improve discoverability of your apps or if you just wish to spread the word of other apps that you may like, or friends/developers/partners you would like to recommend, SlideME aids with providing an Intent-based interface for Android Interactions with the SlideME Marketplace (SAM: SlideME Application Manager).

Top apps people would like to see on SlideME?

We are asking the community what top apps that they would like to see on the SlideME Marketplace. We will contact those developers and see what we can do on getting those apps stocked.

Feel free to post suggestions here.

SlideME Revenue Share

At SlideME, we introduced the highest payouts for developers in the industry, with typical payouts of 95%. The remaining 5% went directly to the payment processor. Our position has always been not to make money on downloads. Sadly, those days are coming to an end.

We naively envisioned that developers and content would arrive in large numbers on SlideME due to our global billing support, which Google lacked. And with this content, we expected we would line up operator support and white-labeling of our solution. After 12 months, this has yet to happen.

Ramblings on Google's Android Market and Fragmentation

Mark Murphy wrote an interesting piece about fragmentation in Android. I didn't really agree with much of it but it did get me to thinking about how the space in Android is evolving compared to J2ME (Java ME).

I was the software architect for T-Mobile back a number of years ago, working on their J2ME platform launch. So I've got some inside perspective.

Speed Forge 3D is on SlideME

For those of you who haven't heard about Speed Forge 3D. Many are considering it the hottest game yet for Android. The video looks awesome. You can find it at SlideME:

SlideME: SAM 3.1 Release

This is a minor release that provides sorting options for main catalog entries. There are also a number of bug fixes including: storage locker appearing blank, needing to login twice to storage locker, a possible crash after watching app video, a crash if user scanned a QR code and the catalog info had not been previously stored in SAM's catalog.

SlideME: SAM 3.0 Release

This is a major 3.0 release of SAM. Features include an image gallery for up to three screenshots and the ability of the user to play youtube videos of the applications. There is also a new feature for viewing, sorting and installing applications directly from the SD Card.

SAM 3.0 supports it's own intent for launching on application links, allowing users to scan QR Codes or click links, taking them directly to the application within SAM.

This release also includes important fixes for improved application search and for encoding problems during login.

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