So you've just created an app using the App Factory. That's awesome.
High fives all around!
But wait! You're not finished yet! You wouldn't write a book, get it published and then just keep it to yourself, would you? Creating the app is only the first step in establishing a mobile presence for your content.
So the next step in the process -- a very crucial step -- is to tell people
about your amazing new app! And I'm here to give you some tips on the best ways to do just that.1) Share, share, share.
Put the link on your Facebook wall and encourage your friends to check it out. Your friends read your blog! And they probably have phones! Double whammy.
Remember: the install link we provide (http://mippin.com/app/xxxxxx) is what we call a 'smart link' so it recognizes what device the user is coming from. Make sure to always share this link so your users get the best experience possible for their device.
And if you've got a Twitter account, why not tweet about it? According to a recent study (read all about it here
), approximately 43% of Twitter users access Twitter from a mobile device -- that's a higher percentage of mobile users than any other social network. This makes tweeting about your app one of the best options available, as so many of your users will already be reading your tweet from their phone. How easy is that?
Keep in mind that it might be useful to share your app more than once -- Twitter is great, but one drawback is that your tweets can often get lost in the shuffle. Take note, however, I am by no means promoting that you spam your readers! But a helpful little nudge every few weeks or so couldn't hurt...2)Advertise it.
One great way to spread the news about your app that is often overlooked is to place a banner ad on your site -- a visual link leading straight to your app. This is a useful tactic because it offers more long-term promotion than you'd get from sharing via social media. Here is a great example of a banner ad
, courtesy of our friends over at Flush the Fashion. If you head to their site and scroll down a bit, you'll notice a big, lovely banner advertising their (very awesome) app.3) Blog about it.
Announce to your readers that they can now get your content in app form, quickly and easily. These are the people that already read and love your content so they're exactly
the group you want to be reaching out to.
Why not, right?
Of course there are a lot more ways to tell the world about your app than what I've just listed, but hopefully this should get you started. It's time to get creative!