How many applications would you say exist right now, available for download in the iTunes store? Thousands, tens of thousands? Actually, the amount is much higher. In 2009, the number was an astonishing 100,000, just a year into the first real push for application marketability. But now, as we enter into 2011, that amount has tripled. That’s right, there are now more than 300,000 applications in iTunes, and the number is growing by the day.
But the sad truth is that many of these are barely functional, pointless and sometimes actually manage to spark real controversy. You would think this would make it easier to get your own noticed by default, which is far from the case. The market is so bloated and the online app trade so hard to crack that you might feel hopeless when it comes to actually getting your own application noticed.
The truth is, it isn’t easy to market an app. Unless you are a large company already advertising above the competition, you will be forced to claw your way through the thousands of junk apps that are lingering on iTunes. But just because we aren’t in 2008 – referred by some developers as the Year of the App – that doesn’t mean being noticed is impossible. With a few solid tips, you can really make a dent.
View Post …