So you’ve finally got your story app live in the App Store. Great! Now it’s time to get the word out, so you visit a dozen or so of the top app review sites, promo codes in hand. “I’ll just pass out all these codes, and within a couple of weeks I’ll have oodles of good reviews I can quote, not to mention the web traffic that’ll come off all these sites. Hello, sales!” Right?
Wrong. Many of the top review sites are backed up for months–they may have literally hundreds of apps ahead of you in their review queue. The sad fact is: there aren’t nearly enough review sites out there to handle the explosion of new apps–yes, story apps too–that have inundated the App Store. And many of these review sites are family-run operations that aren’t yet self-sustaining. Check out this illuminating post from the folks at Digital Storytime: The Dirty Little Secret About App Review Sites.
So what’s an app developer to do? There are some ways–best practices if you will–that may increase your chances of getting a review and getting it quickly. We’ll discuss these during the next #storyappchat this Sunday evening (September 9) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. We look forward to seeing you then!