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With the name re-brand (to differentiate between its most likely upcoming Tizen app store) there was also a design re-brand that has not only made performance improvements but also improvements to its looks that fit in with the new Android L design. See More
APKMirror only comes as a website and does not have their own Android store app, thus users will need to download the app through the website and then sideload their app manually (requires activation of sideloading on ones device, this can be done by going to Settings > Security > Allow Unknown Sources). See More
There are many popular apps on APKMirror that are also available on the Google Play Store which are contributed by the community. There is a strict check of the app when any user or developer wants to upload the app to the website to ensure that the app is same as on the Google Play Store. See More
There are far less apps on the Amazon Appstore than the Google Play Store. The apps that are available on Amazon are also slower to get updates, in part due to the store not being as popular as well as the verification process Amazon uses to insure the apps are of quality and are not spyware. See More
Using the Amazon Appstore is pretty convenient as a very large portion of the population already have an Amazon account from using their normal website for ordering goods. Also the fact that they allow anyone to install the store onto their devices means the users collection of apps can be installed easily. See More
The Amazon Appstore gets exclusives from time to time such as The Wolf Among Us or République. Though some of the exclusives are also tied to their own hardware such as the HDX. Not only is this a good incentive to purchase Amazon Android devices, but it also shows a commitment to feature hardcore games on their app store. See More
Unlike the Google Play Store where anyone can publish anything they like, the Amazon Appstore has a review process before an app is allowed to be published to the store. This means everything is curated and supposedly is guaranteed to work as well as safe to use. See More
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. See More
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 offered US $50 in promotional funds for you to try their ad platform and acquire free users. See More
With zero information on how devs can upload content to their store it does strike as questionable as to where all of their apps are coming from. Being that every app on the store is free they could potentially just be pulling apps from the Google Play Store. Seeing links at the bottom of their store that say "crack apk" that lead to a pirate apk store also does not instill much confidence in this market. See More
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