Other Methods Of Application Distribution
When you are creating and building I-Phone applications, you need to know where you can distribute them to others Here are some ideas of how you can spread I-Phone applications to others:
Use Apple Site
Use your own website
Use social networks
Use forums for social networks
Use direct response emails
Distribute directly to customers
These are just a few of the methods of distribution that you can use when you are trying to get your applications used by everyone else.
We have already discussed the Apple site, but let’s talk about your own website. You should have website if you want to appear professional online. You can have a download of the application on your website for a fee. You can even set it up so that the minute that someone goes on your site to make a purchase, they will be taken through the transaction and can pay using a credit card or Paypal.
Using social networks for business is a good idea. Of all the social networks, Facebook is the most popular. You can use social networks and instant messaging sites like Twitter to spread the word about your application and to lead people to your site so that they can distribute them.
Also make sure that you check out the forums as well. Most social networks have forums where you can chat with other members. These are usually well worth looking into. You should never come off as though you are trying to sell something, however. You want to be smooth when you are looking to sell something on any forums or social network sites. You should always refer them to a “friend” who can get them the applications that they want.
You can distribute through direct response emails that compel the recipient to visit your landing page where you can distribute to them the application. Direct response emails is one of the most successful ways to distribute anything.
These all imply using a website or the Apple account. If you decide to use a website, you should sign up for a Paypal account so that you can easily take online payments. You want to be able to make it as convenient as possible for customers to pay you. The Apple site will work like a broker for you and the customer in that they will take their percentage and then put the remaining money in your account.
If you distribute directly to customers, you can use the escrow accounts on the site that you are using to find the customers so that you can get paid. You can also sign up with a credit card processing center that can process check by phone as well as credit card. You want to make things as streamlined for your customers as you can , as well as for yourself. The easier it is for them to pay, the better off for you. This means that they will purchase right away and not spend time thinking about the purchase.
Once you get the hang of distributing your applications, you can then build up your marketing approach to how you want to distribute them. It is not good enough just to want to distribute the products, but you also need to know how to get them out to the public. You can use e-marketing as a way to get products out to the public. After you have figured out distribution places for your I-Phone applications, you are then ready to look for ways to make sure that you make the most money from your I-Phone applications.