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Alternative Verified Android App Stores

Why use another Android app store?

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There are a few good reasons why you might want to expand the coverage of your app beyond Google Play.

A lot of alternative app stores offer something unique to separate themselves from the rest.

  • Promotions & Free apps: Free app of the day, a discounted premium app as with the Amazon store, or some other money-saving promotion.
  • Managed specialist filters: Smaller App selections that have been filtered for quality or for a specific type or purpose.
  • Recommendations: Uncover some recommended apps that don’t pop up in the Google Play top 10 charts. Such as Appbrain or App Genie.
  • Localized portal: An app store that specifically targets specific countries or languages.

Developers should consider alternative Android market places in order to increase exposure to a wide audience. There are advantages in being a bigger fish in a smaller pond.

Below is a list of verified Android Markets –  unverified Markets can be found here. I will be adding links and more stores to the list over time.

Keep in mind that using unverified markets can expose you to security risks. I would recommend installing security precautions before using these stores.

Verified

Verified Stores – Listed alphabetically.

1 Mobile Market – 1Mobile Market is a collection of more than 500,000 free android apps direct downloads, with more exciting, practical and unique apps added everyday. I have this on my tablet, it has a large volume of popup adverts for the same few products and can get a little annoying.

Amazon Appstore – The official Amazon Android appstore

AndAppOnline – Alternative Market Place. I don’t know enough about this one to write a description

Android Freeware:  Download free games and apps for Android phone

Android Pit – Until 31.12.2014 App Center you’ll find one of the largest resources of Android apps available outside of Google Play, formally the Android Market. Each comes accompanied with a rating and clear description and is listed via category to make it that much easier to find what you are looking for. Whether it’s free apps or paid apps, we have a whole host of android apps waiting for your Android device right here in our android market. Whether interested in communication, entertainment, finance, music, news, photography, shopping, social or sports android apps, we can cater to you. You can browse through various categories such as our recommended android apps, best rated apps, top downloads and those apps that have recently had their price reduced right here in our android market.

Android Pit are closing down their Appstore:

Due to changes to certain legal frameworks (VAT changes from 01.01.2015 “for services that have been electronically supplied to private parties”), we are unfortunately being forced to close our AndroidPIT.com App Center on 31.12.2014.

It is for this reason that we hereby terminate a contractual relationship with you on 31.12.2014, as far as the App Center is concerned. Please note that the termination only refers to the App Center, and doesn’t affect your registration on our portal nor the possibility to use our other services, which you can continue to take advantage of as usual.

Furthermore, please be aware that you may only continue to purchase and download apps through our App Center until 31.12.2014. We are also forced to end the repeated downloads of purchased apps on the 31.12.2014 as well. After this date, you will not be able to download previously purchased apps from our App Center. If you would like to download a purchased app from our site, please do so before 01.01.2015. You may continue to use these purchases and downloaded apps after this date, but will not be able to download them once our App Center is closed

Android Tapp: Curated best 100 apps

App Brain – Search the Android market and discover the best Android apps from AppBrain, the leading Android app directory.

App free Org. Free application for Android for better Google Play Store search. Iphone Apps avalible now! 

ZoZoApps’s proprietary algorithm learns the functions and topics of apps, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called. Try searching for “puzzle games”, “kids games”, “expense trackers”, “tip calculators” or “chat” and start finding great apps.

ZoZo is the first most intelligent search engine for mobile users. He is importing apps from others websites and propriety algorithm allows users to search for apps they want and share it with their friends through Facebook and other social sites. After users sign-up site will instantly understand their mobile preferences: mobile devices, apps they like.

Appolicious: IPhone and Android Markets

Appitalism – Free and paid applications for various platforms, including Android.

APKGator – ApkGator is alternative Android Market to download free Android apps. All apps on this website are downloadable and installable to any Android smartphone.

APKMagz.com is a APK repository site where you can find and download free android apk files (games,apps,themes,wallpaper). With apk file, you can install android apps or games without install it through Google play store. Important Notice: APKMagz.com only share free android apps from Google play store or outside Google play store. For every page which contains a paid android game or app, the download link will be redirected to app/games official page in Google play store.

Appsgeyser  AppsGeyser is free web platform that allows converting any web content into an Android App in 2 easy steps. Built to help people to transfer their ideas into apps. The Fastest Growing Platform AppsGeyser is the fastest growing Do-It-Yourself platform. Has become the fastest growing full-service App platform. Create, distribute and monetize your Apps in one place.

APK Top  .- Blog and App downloads

Appland – Appland is a multi-OS native and bowser based white label app store and Music, Video and eBooks content delivery platform. For operators, Appland provides a connection to the app eco-system, creating many value adding marketing possibilities, as well as app store statistics and more

Appmakr Market  Now part of infinite monkeys as the appstore for their app building platform. Build your own app in about 20 minutes, and have it published to the world for free. For a small fee  you can go ad free and also submit your app to Apple and Google stores.

Apptown –  Closed

(offline 13 12 2014) Appsadda – Appsadda is the largest independent Android app store and allows one to setup and manage your own Android Market. Upload, test and approve your apps. (Android,Blackberry,Iphone & Tizen)

AppsLib – The folks who make the Archos tablets based on Google’s Android operating system have created AppsLib, an alternative market

Apps Zoom – Download all available Android apps in the Google Play: browse among thousands of reviewed and rated apps, games and themes.

BAM Best apps Market – We find the Best Apps for You. Personalized recommendation of Apps and Games you will love. Very Good for games.

Bazaar – Bazaar – an Android Application Marketplace for Iranians. Local store

BlueStacks – Over 12 million people around the world use top apps like Candy Crush Saga, Kik Messenger, Temple Run 2 and more on their laptops with BlueStacks. It took our engineers two years to build the complex “LayerCake” technology that enable this to happen. Download App Player for free while it remains in beta. Just click the button below to install on your PC or Mac.

Camangi Market –  Tablet optimized Marketplace

Cnet – News, reviews and Apps

F Droid  – only free opensource, F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

GetJar – GetJar is the biggest open appstore in the world, currently listing 809046+ apps with more than 3M downloads per day.

Good e-reader apps – designed for Tablets

Good E reader Kids – App store for Children, Good e-Reader is proud to introduce the only dedicated Android App Store for Kids! This is a standalone Android App that you can install on your smartphone or tablet. We feature thousands of games, art, ebooks, and educational content that is geared specifically for children. This app is perfect for kids ages 1-10 and parents who want a safe place to grab great new stuff.

Google Play – Googles official App store

Ibuildapp ; is another market place attached to an app building platform.

Insyde – Market is a subsidiary of Insyde Software Corp., a publicly traded company recognized in the PC industry as a global leader in providing advanced firmware technologies, enabling PC platform solutions and world-class engineering services. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan Software serves the world’s leading server, mobile and embedded manufacturers including Acer, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and many more.

LG Smart World

Mimui –  Beijing Xiaomi Corporation English version of the site. MiHome can be utilized in all Android devices. It transforms any Android device into what a Xiaomi phone would be – beautiful and easy to use. Download ROMs available for a wide range of Android devices.  The market place can be found here 

Mobango – Mobango – The No.1 Store for Free Mobile Games, Apps and Videos. Download Everything for free!

Mobile 9 – Free Downloads for Your Mobile Phones & Tablets, Nice user interface,

Mobiles24 : Download millions of free ringtones, wallpapers, themes, live wallpapers, games and apps for Android, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone, Symbian & Java phone and tablet, completely free!

Moboro – MoboMarket contains apps and games and has a nice and intuitive user interface just like the way you have in Google Play Store. MoboMarket includes app manager which combines a number of useful features. Full Control of your App, App Recommendation, WiFi Connection with MoboRobo.

Mobogenie – Apps downloaded, like never before As if it doesn’t take a lifetime to download an 80-MB app, the cost of downloading it makes it even worse. That’s where Mobogenie bails you out! Download free apps, games, ringtones and wallpapers. SAVE BIG on mobile data. Sounds like magic? It is!

MoboMarket: Indianian or Hong Kong based app store. Web PC and Android installers available. an amazing Android marketplace and an extra-ordinary substitute to the Google Play Store. Designed and developed by Moborobo.com, one of the acclaimed Android application developers over the globe, MoboMarket is home to thousands of outstanding applications and games that are unavailable in the default play store.

Ever since the inception, MoboMarket received huge response from developers worldwide along with active Android users. After two years of consistent efforts and impeccable service, the marketplace today boasts of over 100 million users worldwide. Moreover, the store has 40 million of daily distribution and 5 million of daily active users. Today, most of MoboMarket’s active users come from North America, South East Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

Easy to use and well organized, MoboMarket place is more than a mere Android store and offers you a plethora of exciting features. And one of its exclusive features includes the geo-location targeting and content pushing system. This system helps the users with the most relevant applications based on their location and frequent searches. With the geo-location targeting feature the store helps you with apps that are related to your location thus getting you amazing offers, events, restaurant options, etc.

Recently, MoboMarket completed two successful years and announced the release of its 3.0 version on its 2nd Anniversary. The spokesperson of Moborobo.com confirmed many exciting upgrades and features that make this store all the more amazing. With the all new version, MoboMarket gets a more improved geo-location and content pushing system, brand new user friendly interface, and the user interest based search and recommendation system.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your own MoboMarket marketplace for MoboRobo’s official website and experience the all new Android applications that cannot be found in the Google Play Store.

Download the APK here

 

N-Duo market  is new comer to the scene in China.  This is a start-up. so the selection sin’t very big at the moment: easy to use sections which include Android apps specifically for Android tablets.

Nexva – Apps for various mobile platforms, including Android.

Oomph is a content distributor like Google Play. The main difference is that it is tailor-made just for the Indonesian Android market, mainly due to payment methods that it accepts. It lets customers pay for downloads via prepaid mobile credit which is referred to as “pulsa” in Indonesia. To date Google Play does not support carrier billing in Indonesia. Oomph currently has more than 4.5 million registered users. Forecast to reach 10 million users by the end of next year. Oomph monetizes on a pay-per-download basis. Note: this site can take a long time to load from Europe.

Opera App store – Offers a large number of applications for Android besides other mobile platforms. Appscan be downloaded directly, no registration required.

PDassi – Android apps and games for free download and test. pdassi offers tips, reviews, special offers and secure app downloads for Android.

Phoload – Discover and download free mobile apps and games for your Android phone. Filter the site to show only the software that is compatible with your phone by selecting your phone model below. Phoload is a new community website based on the idea that it should be simple, easy, and fun to discover and download free mobile apps and games. Users of the website can rate, review and recommend the software they download. We also aim to provide a great service for mobile software developers. Phoload is designed to make it easy for developers to distribute their software through the website, directly to users who have compatible phones.

Pin Apps – Social app discovery – App discovery, made social. Discover, download, share. Pinapps lets you discover the best apps and share them with your friends! Get the app now.

Playboard – Browse hundreds of curated app lists about any topic created by human experts. Apps on Playboard.me are from the Google Play™ Store and the Apple App Store™

Playscape – 50 + Free games integrated PlayScape (formerly known as MoMinis) offers a new kind of mobile game  Games created via PlayScape Studio are optimized for app store distribution and 

Samsung Appstore – The Official Samsung App Store

SK T-Store (Korea) would be key channels for Western developers and publishers seeking to access those markets.

Skytex – Included is the Skytex App Store* featuring thousands of optimized-for-tablet Apps

SlideMe – SlideME is the best alternative to Google Play, which offers a wide range of free and paid apps. Unlike other stores, SlideME actually inspects and reviews the content and functionality of each application submitted to our store.

Socio – Soc.io Mall is a one-stop-shop for everything Android you may ever need, from apps and games to books, music, videos and more.

TegraZone Games –  NVIDIA  appstore. Get the hottest Tegra-optimized games, pre screened and reviewed, guaranteed to blow your mind. Amazing gameplay, great reviews, stunning graphics—it’s all here.

TorrApk – TorrApk is an Alternative Market for Android Free Applications that does not impose constraints of compatibility between applications and devices

YAAM – YAAM helps you rediscover the power of Android. It’s an alternative  open source Android Market that is geared towards developers. (this might be offline, if it stays that way i will remove it from the list)

Yandex –  Russian Store is an app store for Android™. Over 100,000 apps and counting. 10% of your total purchases returns to the Bonus account

Yasmine Market – African and Arabic – Yasmine Market is the new Store of Android Applications in Tunisia,in Africa and the Arab World.Regardless of your operator,install instantaneously applications

Zedge – Huge selection of free ringtones, themes, wallpapers and games for mobile phones. 8.2 million items shared by more than 24 million Zedge users world-wide.

 

Chinese app stores Verified

360 market – 360 Market has over 200K apps and comes bundled with China’s most popular free mobile security app, currently sitting on 70% of all Chinese handsets. With its huge install base, this app store is a no-brainer. Learn more on the 360 app developer portal .

AppChina –  Looking into the Chinese app market is definitely a challenge for foreign developers. AppChina is a popular Android apps store. It contains most of the popular apps as well as a lot of cool lesser known indie apps from chinese developers.  They are the only app store in China to commitment to paying back double any result of loss from downloading a virus infected app on its store.

Anzhi –  One of the most popular Android app stores in China.

Baidu – Baidu the Chinese version of  Google.  The Baidu App store is an aggregator of  3rd party stores which allows users to search a wide network for the apps.

hiapk – had huge success on iOS last year. It also implements pre-installs on smartphones by cooperating downstream with with handset manufacturers. (Note: This might not be a verified site. )

N-Duo market  is new comer to the scene in China.  This is a start-up. so the selection sin’t very big at the moment: easy to use sections which include Android apps specifically for Android tablets.

Tencent – Tencent’s App Gem is the Chinese company’s solution to Android apps downloads and allows users to download apps directly to their Android device.- ONE Browser is an incredibly fast mobile browser designed to provide smartest internet browsing experience. – Tencent, one of the biggest internet technology companies in the world.

Wandoujia –  is an iTunes style PC desktop client for Android. It allows users to manage content on their Android phone and or tablet, Sync Android devices contacts, photos and movies. It also allows users to search a wide range of 3rd party Android markets to download from.

Xiaomi – Xiaomi is one of the most successful handset manufactures in China with 7.19 million Chinese users of its low-end Xiaomi smartphones. The Xiaomi app store just so happens to be the default app store for Xiaomi smartphone users.

Other Chinese Sources : Source : chinaappmarketing.com

Zwodnik is a great software directory, which allows you to quickly find the best free apps, software and tools for the Windows, Linux, OS X and Android. Today already, both the Internet and the official stores are full of useless software, which doesn’t work or which is full of bugs is of no value. Stop wasting time looking for free software that will suit you best. We already have them.

 

More sources can be found here:

This is a really good resource for App Stores.  Moby Affiliates have put together this guide to Mobile App Stores. The PDF version can be found and downloaded from here:

http://www.onepf.org/appstores/   good list here

 

Multiple AppStore submission site

Codengo

 

If you know of any more Stores that you think should be included on the list, feel free to add them to the comment section below.

 

Disclaimer: 

Even though these are verified marketplaces , I do not recommend any of the app stores mentioned here. When downloading the apps from these stores please use caution as you do so at your own risk and discretion. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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