In addition to the most well-known app stores such as Google Play and the Apple App Store, there are many alternatives that offer different benefits to developers and users alike. In the last few years, a wealth of avenues to get your app or game out into the world have sprung up. Manufacturers of hardware have even gotten in on this technological boom. This week, we are going to focus on manufacturers' app stores, which offer many additional perks that you may not know about. According to research by booze&co in this article, in 2014, 46% of revenue in the global app marketplace will be directly from games, out of an overall estimated $40.6 billion. Looking into untapped markets, therefore, is in a developer's best interest.
Today marks the beginning of a series of articles about alternative mobile game markets. Within these blog posts, we would like to highlight the profitability of web-based games (and some mobile) that use alternative billing systems for world-wide success.
Due to the rampant popularity of the iTunes App Store and Google Play, many believe these are the only places to go when releasing a game. While many find this option the way they'd like to start, it is important to note that there are other routes that can ensure a successful game lifecycle. In this series we will examine regional markets and what other markets could help your game release.