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Robert James Gabriel
Robert James Gabriel

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How do you promote your apps or projects?

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Ben Halpern

The #showdev tag is one option in this community, but it really depends on what you're doing, and you still need to give people a reason for reading (perhaps talking about the building process)

I think the general plan should be to gradually build up a userbase and gain users through word of mouthβ€”even if the process is really slow early on. I've learned that "launches" are a fools errand. Ongoing continuous improvements you can point to have had a much better result on my projects. It takes a lot of patience and self-awareness.

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Casey Brooks

This is really encouraging for me, as I am currently crawling through the the process of gaining awareness for Orchid. Can confirm that the initial launch didn't do much, gained about 20 stars in the first couple days, and its now at about 75 about 4 months later. It's a bit frustrating and discouraging at times how slow growth is, but this gives me encouragement to know it's not just me!

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Robert James Gabriel

I 100% agree and noticed this myself. I work on a few projects and noticed the launch did nothing. When I started to work on it myself and noticed more people started downloading cause of the new features.

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Ishan Sharma

I've had some success with Product Hunt and sharing on Twitter. Hacker News is also a good place but again, hit or a miss.

I have learned that going long term is sometimes the best solution over trying to crack it ones. Keep writing about it, the problems it solves and you should see good results soon (of course, some trial and error will be needed. But once you know what works for your audience, it more of a question of refining the approach)

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LoweryCarlos

The application market now has billions of diverse applications. And it is very important that there is a correct and effective approach to this matter. I can advise the app-promotion service. They work with Android and iOS operating systems. They use a variety of services to optimize the application store.
They promote Android and iOS applications according to your wishes and possibilities. If you do not have a lot of funds at the initial stage - this is not a problem. They have many services that will suit you depending on your capabilities and desires. Thanks to their advertising approaches, you can see the result in a few days.

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Getscreen.me

Our content manager publishes content on Hackernoon, Medium, and other popular technology platforms. We make video reviews and post them on YouTube. We also post information about the product on sites such as G2, Capterra, Alternative.to, SaasHub. The greatest effect gives G2.com - we already have 80 reviews and a 5-star rating there! Small, but permanent traffic is coming from there, though we don't do paid advertising yet.

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