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Some developers would say that it takes a lot of work to get your app added to any app store. I’m here to say… NAY!

If you give Opera Mobile Store permission to do some of the work for you, you could be done with all you need to do in about 5 minutes. Earlier, I said, “10 minutes” – but today, we’re providing you a letter that you can copy and paste requesting us to do that work, making it even easier and faster to get your apps on Opera Mobile Store and in front of its 70 million monthly visitors.

Get your app on Opera Mobile Store – Even Easier!

  1. Set up an account on our publisher’s platformhttps://publishers.apps.opera.com, basically add your name, email and choose a password.
  2. Copy – Paste and Fill in Your Information using the following letter and sent it to the Opera Mobile Store content team (apps-support@opera.com).

Example Email – Feel free to use – make sure to add your information and attach your APK files:

Subject: Add my Apps to OMS!

Dear Opera Mobile Store,

I’m writing you to request adding my mobile apps to your store. I have set up an account on publishers.apps.opera.com – my user name is:

You can find my mobile apps on Google Play on the following pages:
URL #1
URL #2
URL #3

I request and hereby give you permission to use the text, icons, and graphics associated with my apps on these pages to create new pages for my apps on Opera Mobile Store.

I am attaching the APK files for each app in this email.

To validate that I am the owner of the above apps, you can

(Select One)

A) review my web site – URL
B) reference a review of my apps at – URL

I look forward to future possibilities with Opera Mobile Store. Please let me know if there is anything more that you need from me to complete my request and let me know of any special cross promotion opportunities that can help promote my apps!

Best Regards,

Your Name
Email Address
Company Name if applicable

And that’s it!  If we need anything else from you, we will contact you. We’ve done this already for thousands of developers, so this is not particularly new. We are mainly applying to things that we are learning from developers to make it easy for them – and for you!

 

Need Extra Help? Want more opportunities? More publicity?

If you have an app on Opera Mobile Store, you have the potential for some nice extras.

  • Guest Posts, Announcements and App Reviews on the OMS Blog. I’m happy to review content submitted from developers with apps on Opera Mobile Store. Have something you want to write about? Want to get word out for your upcoming apps or beta test opportunities? Maybe you want to provide an extended review of your app with several screenshots? If you provide the content, subject to editorial discretion, I’m happy to help fine tune it and publish it on the blog.  Write me at MWDabbs@opera.com
  • Letters and questions to the editor – I’m happy to accept both, it is easiest to use our contact form.
  • Interested in reworking your app description? Though only in English, I am happy to take on – in a purely volunteer basis (which means “as time permits”) requests to help you improve your app description. This depends upon volume of requests and other tasks, I will always get to it but I may not be the fastest at it.

And there’s more, but these are the things I’d like to concentrate on most for the present.
Get your apps on as many stores as you can – it is only beneficial to you. I’m not advocating just adding your apps to Opera Mobile Store, but to as many different stores as you can find and get on. We make it easy for you to get on Opera Mobile Store – and we will be happy to introduce you to our network partners.

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Going back a few days, we took a look at statistics from AppFigures.com indicating that roughly 88% of the developers on the Big Three only have their apps on one of them, only 12% on two, just 1% on all three.

The reasons for this are worth investigating in greater detail, suffice that at least one discussion on LinkedIn has pointed to some developers not having enough time to set up an account and how each of their apps will appear in different stores. Before getting deeper into that, Opera Mobile Store makes it extremely easy and extremely fast to get your app on the 5th largest mobile app store in the world.

Get your app on Opera Mobile Store – Easy

  1. Set up an account on our publisher’s platform – https://publishers.apps.opera.com, basically add your name, email and choose a password.
  2. Send an email to the Opera Mobile Store content team (apps-support@opera.com) with a request to have your app/s added to Opera Mobile Store. In this email, you want to include four things:
  • affirm that you are the developer of the apps in question
  • provide a links to each of your apps on other app stores
  • give us permission to “clone” your listing onto Opera Mobile Store
  • provide/attach a copy of your APK files

Typically, you will receive a response within 1-2 business days. If our team needs something more than what you have provided, they will be in touch with you via email.  Our team will “clone” your listing – copy and format your app text, icons and images to OMS specifications, onto Opera Mobile Store.

To make it even easier for you, on Friday I will provide a copy of a letter that you can simply copy/paste and edit that you can send to our team.

All of this should take about 8 minutes to do.

Benefits of being on Opera Mobile Store

In exchange for your 8 minutes, you will have your apps on the 5th largest app store with 70+ million monthly visitors.  Opera Mobile Store generates over 2 million app downloads daily.   You can compete for a top position on Opera Mobile Store’s app lists far easier than you can on the Big Three.

More than this, by developing a relationship with Opera Mobile Store, we can introduce you to our networking partners and accelerate the process of seeing your apps added to their stores, too. We also offer periodic cross-promotion opportunities.

Developers of premium apps can also elect to have their apps placed in special subscription service stores offered by participating mobile carriers.

At the simplest level, getting your app on many different stores increases your total points of presence.  That increases your market reach because not everyone visits Google Play or dines only at McDonalds.   Getting on more than one store increases your options, increases your overall potential for different opportunities.

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