How do I sell my new Android app using affiliates?
I have an new app, recently approved in the Google Play store, developed with a colleague of mine. I would like to pay an affiliate fee to people who introduce the app and need some help understanding how this can be done. I can find plently of affiliate programs for the web, but finding someone who will allow me to pay for an affiliate payment for BOTH the mobile and regular internet is a challenge.
Scott Yang Founder at OzBargain.com.au
Short answer: No affiliate program for Google Play store.
I think the problem is Google Play Store does not have an affiliate program (unlike Apple's iTunes AppStore). It's not even on Google's own Affiliate Network. Surely you can contact various affiliate networks to seek help selling your apps, however without integration in the store it would be next to impossible doing the transaction tracking.
"Maybe" it would be available on Google Affiliate Network some day (soon I hope). I think it's quite visible how much the iTunes AppStore affiliates have done for the app ecosystem over there -- lots of websites out there dedicated to app reviews, app tracking, etc.
Thanks Scott. Perhaps I will stop looking. It seems simple to sell products and software which are not apps and get access to great affiliate sites. I suspect this sort of tool for apps can't be far away (I hope)
You can download at https://play.google.com/store Then simply type in SALES ANALYZER in the search facility - my colleague is Michael Tregonning (it is his IP) and was developed by the University of Ballarat Greg
Peter Jones Founder at LinkSmart
I cannot answer your question but an intrigued that the first app is for android and not iPhone. I now believe that android is fast catching up on iPhone and my apps are mostly for android.I had a look on you website and could not see a download for the app, is it there yet? as I would like to have a look at it.