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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by kea, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. kea

    kea Lurker
    Thread Starter

    In late October I put up my first app on the Google Play Store...

    It's a coloring book (yes, another one), and it's really pretty cool (imho).

    For whatever reason, it has about 5 times as many installs from the UK as from the US (despite the US having 5 times the population). I.e. per capita it is 25 times as popular in the UK.

    Even Malaysia with less than 1/10 of the US population has about twice as many installs.

    The surprising thing is that I've made no specific effort to promote it in the UK (or Malaysia), but have promoted it on sites with a mainly US audience.

    One issue I've noticed is that a search for "coloring book" on Google Play doesn't show it. If you search specifically for "kea coloring book" it comes up.

    Can anyone think of a reason why the game is achieving so little in the US as opposed to the UK?


  2. cpfan

    cpfan Newbie

    I'm in Canada, but I did a search for 'coloring book' and then requested the free ones. Your app did not appear at all ( a find for Kea found zilch).

  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hello and welcome to AF!!!!!!!!!

    if you want to promote your app/game here on AF, then please created a thread here:App & Game Announcements - Android Forums

    and please make sure to read these as well:

    also after 25 posts here you can throw in your link to your thread in your signature....this way whenever you participate in the forums people can see your signature and the link to your thread.

    any questions please feel free to let me know.

    Unforgiven and mikedt like this.
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I wonder if it is how the app is listed in Play. I moved it to the App Dev forum so other devs may be able to give some ideas.:)
    ocnbrze likes this.

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