1 Comment

Journey & learnings of growing my Android app to reach 50,000 downloads

It's challenging to grow your mobile app in a highly competitive market. I tried several strategies – some of them worked well and some didn't provide expected results.

Being an indie developer, I am always short on resources (financial & otherwise). I have tried methods such as crowdsourcing translations to make the app accessible to more people, A/B testing screenshots to improve conversion rate, various ASO techniques (how does that even work?!).

The app offers several basic features for free and certain basic & advanced features are paid (one time purchase) so it's always a challenge to retain users as so many of them expect all apps to be free. Despite that, the app has reached $1K - $1.5K monthly revenue.

After ongoing efforts of 7 months, the android app has crossed 50,000 downloads. I have written about my journey & learnings. 👇👇


Let's discuss what strategies you have tried and how it panned out.

  1. 4

    Thanks for sharing your experiences, Jay! I hope you'll hit 100k downloads soon :)

    To help out everyone a bit more, I'd like to share two articles on promoting your app for FREE and app store rankings


    Hope it'll help. Best.

Trending on Indie Hackers
How I went from 500€ to 5300€ MRR in one month as a UX coach and indie founder 25 comments How I made $10k teaching vim online in one month 9 comments It would really help if we could get Feedback on Zubbit website revamp 🙂 7 comments Using Twitter questions to build a parallel community 6 comments Let me share what I learned in 3 years of running digital ads 6 comments How does your TODO list look like? How do you organize work? 5 comments