How to make an app self-propagate?

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by willzeng, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. I came to the idea based on my own apps' observation: every time a new app is launched, it get a few hundreds of downloads. Then, literally no new downloads. Yet for a pretty long period, There are always a few dozens of players play the app everyday.

    The question is, even a good portion of the users think the app is good, they just keep to themselves. On the other hand, some type of apps have the self-propagate ability, such as cartoonlize-your-own-photo. You surely will send the processing result to a friend as long as you use the app.

    How to make a game app self-propagate? "Tell a friend to install then get the reward" is a good idea, but how to implement it? Better requires no server, minimal overheads to both developers and users?
  2. Lazer Kat

    Lazer Kat Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    Simple. Make a game so good everyone wants to tell their friends about it.
    There is no secret get rich quick Dev marketing scheme, or everyone would be indie devs.
  3. psj3809

    psj3809 Moderator

    Jan 13, 2011
    Use original graphics and don't steal others might help

    If an apps good I'll tell my friends

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