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Pro Malware free ecosystem
Pro Large user base
Pro Large selection of Apps
Pro Upload all of your apps from Dropbox
You can upload your apps' just by putting them in a Dropbox folder. The folder Aptoide will sync with your store. Just go to My Apps > Add App > Upload with Dropbox and start uploading.
Pro Publisher program
Aptoide offers a publisher program to their users that allows anyone to publish and monetize their apps.
Pro Partnership program
Aptoide offers a partnership program where partners can setup and manage their own retail Android stores. This allows the partner to choose and curate the content and design of their own store.
Pro Opensource version available
Aptoide offers a version of the client as opensource. This way anyone can look through the code as well as create their own app stores.
Pro You can target specific countries
Maximize the relevance of your ads and increase your click through rates by targeting specific countries. You can find it by going to Aptoide Ads > Campaigns > Create Ad Group.
Everything is completely free on Aptoide.
Pro Fast updates
Updates come on Aptoide before Google Play itself (but they can be a bit buggy).
Pro Paid user acquisition
With Aptoide you can generate organic downloads, but also run paid acquisition campaigns. These campaigns run on a non-incentivized CPI (cost-per-install) basis and they will appear as display ads and/or search ads. When joining Aptoide you are aoffered US $50 in promotional funds for you to try their ad platform and acquire free users.
Pro Global presence and localization
Aptoide's client is translated into over 40 languages, and it is used in almost every country, even countries where Google Play is unavailable or has a limited presence (e.g, China, Iran, etc.). It is great way to reach out to users that you wouldn't normally be able to if you're only publishing on Google Play.
Pro Create a private store
If you're running closed beta tests or if you want to share certain apps with your employees only, this is the way to go. Follow the path: My Store > Privacy > Private.
Pro Auto updates
With Aptoide, you can check an option that will allow that apps are automatically updated to the latest version available in the market.
Pro Trusted Stamps
Aptoide has a feature called "Trusted Stamps". These are signifiers that an app is trusted and will not contain anything malicious. There are also signifiers to let users know if an app may have been flagged for malicious content.
Pro APT based repositories
Aptoide uses an APT based repository system for their store. Users can create their own repos to then share with friends or use privately for backup functions.
Con Illegal apps
Aptoid hosts many free apps that are cracks on paid apps from other stores.
Con Not a large selection of apps
As of 2013 Wikipedia has the Aptoide store listed as having 120,00 different apps. While on it's own it appears to be a large selection, compared to the millions in the Google Play Store it is actually quite limited.