App Marketing Tools For Developers

Over the last few years, a lot of tools and services have been created for app developers.

We can try and compare some of them, but obviously not all.

Here is a list of a lot of them (inspired by Steve Blank’s Startup Tools), that we will update as we learn about new ones. Don’t hesitate to contact us at contact[at] to help us make that list better!

Market Research

Google’s Keywords Tools

Google Trends

App Annie – App Ranking, Analytics, Market Intelligence

Distimo – App Analytics, Download Estimations and Insights

Xyologic – A New Approach To Mobile App Search

Apptrace – App Store Intelligence

AppMonsta – App Market Data

Vision Mobile – Ecosystems analyst firm

MetricsCat -Analyze mobile apps data

Also: Apple’s App Store, Google Play Store


POP (Prototyping on paper) – iPhone App Prototyping Made Easy

Mockabilly – App for creating mockups on iPhone

Interface – Advanced mockup and prototyping for iOS

Blueprint – Mockup iPad app for iPhone and iPad applications

Proptotypes – Turn static designs intro a tappable iPhone prototype

FieldTest – Create mobile interactive prototypes

Dotted Paper

Keynotopia – Use PowePoint/Keynote to Prototype Like a Pro

Justinmind – Rich interactive wireframes to define web and mobile applications

Fluid UI – Mobile Prototypes for iOS, Android and Windows Apps

UI Stencils – Stencils, sketch pads and accessories for UI design

App Cooker – Advanced iOS mockup generator for mobile applications – Mobile prototyping

UXPin – UX design tools built by UX designers

AppGyver’s Prototyper – Turn wireframes into an interactive mobile app prototype

App Mockup Tools

WireKit – An iPhone app wireframe kit

DevRocket – Photoshop panel plugin for iOS developers

Flinto – Quickly create iOS prototypes

App Icon Template – App icon template for iOS 7

PortKit – UX Metaphor Equivalents for iOS & Android

iOS 7 Wireframe Kit

SketchMirror – Preview your mobile apps directly on your devices

Invision – Free Web & Mobile Mockup and UI Prototyping Tool

Framer – Prototyping tool for animation and interaction

Marvel – Free prototyping tool

Sketch – Professional digital design for Mac

Demo Tools – Interactive previews for your app or game

UI Galleries

Mobile Patterns


Lovely ui

Mobile Mozaic

Crowdfunding (app specific)

AppStori – Crowdsourcing and founding platform for apps

Appbacker – App wholesale marketplace

Appsfunder – Funding platform for apps

AppSplit – Crowdfunding platform for apps

Kraudmob – Mobile apps crowdfunding

Dandy – App creation in community


Jargon – Ship your app in any language (SDK)

iCanLocalize – Expert translation

Applingua – iOS, OSX & Android App Localization Service

OneSky – Get your apps & websites translated

PO Editor – Free online software localization tool

Acclaro – Mobile application translation

Babble-on – App localization

LocalEyes – App localization

LocTeam – Localize iOS and Mac OS X apps

Gengo – People-powered translation at any scale

Tethras – App translation service

Wordcrafts – Mac OS and iOS localization

LingoTip – Apps translation

Smooth Localize – Localize your iOS app cheaply and quickly

Transfluent – Easily translate your app by using Transfluent’s API

DYS Translations – Video game translation and localization services

verbalizeit – human powered translation

ackuna – Free crowdsourced translation service


Scoreloop – Cross-platform SDK for gaming ecosystem (virtual currency, social gaming, etc.)

Nextpeer – Social layer for game monetization

Playhaven – Mobile game LTV maximization platform

MobInLife – Apps monetization and promotion consulting

Avocarrot – App Monetization with Native Ads

Kiip – Real rewards for virtual achievements

Smaato – Real Time Bidding Exchange for mobile ads.

Appsfire – Growth Engine for apps.

AskingPoint – Complete app monetization and messaging solution plus rating widget

Appprix – Tournaments and cash rewards for mobile games

Mobile App Testing

TestFlight – iOS Beta Testing on the fly

HockeyApp – Collect crash reports, get feedback and distribute your betas

Elusivestars – Mobile Application Testing For Developers

Testin – Cross Platform Automated App Testing Solutions

uTestapphance – Crash/Bug reporting and user feedback

Crashlytics – Crash reporting solution

Errbit – Open source error catcher (Airbrake compliant)

StartUpLift – Get feedback from users

Bugsense – BigData analysis to support apps

Pieceable – Make iOS apps work in the browser

Acra – Open source android crash reports

Crittercism – Error monitoring

UserMetrix – Application analytics combined with traditional error reporting

AppThwack – Test your app on 100s of real devices

BugClipper – Plug n play library designed to report bugs

Joppar – Update your app without code

AppTestNow – Get your app tested by experts

Ubertesters – mobile beta testing solution

Snaffu – In-app bug reporting

A/B Testing

Hercules – Mobile A/B testing

Splitforce – Mobile A/B testing for iOS, Android and Unity Apps

Vessel – Optimize your mobile funnel with A/B testing

OneTwoSplit – A/B test your app store listing and improve conversions

SplitMetrics – A/B testing of icons and screenshots

User Feedback/CRM SDKs

Apptentive – In-app feedback for iPhone & Android developers

Appboy – Customer Engagement Platform  for mobile apps

Appsfire’s AppBooster – Apps engagement and feedback SDK

HelpShift – The customer support helpdesk for native apps

LivePerson – Mobile chat solution

Jira – Open-source library for collecting feedback

UserEcho for iOS – Collect and manage feedback for your iPhone or iPad application

Appsee – Understand your mobile app users with recordings, heatmaps and in-app analytics reports

Taperecorder – Get high frame rate videos of what users are doing in your app

TestFairy – Easy Android app testing

Testbirds – Crowdtesting for mobile apps

Instabug – In-app feedback for mobile apps!

swrve – mobile marketing automation platform

HelpStack – Open source mobile help framework

Hipmob – Integrated FAQ and live chat for websites and mobile apps

LaunchKit Review Monitor – App Reviews delivered to your Inbox and Slack

In-app Analytics

Flurry Analytics – App Analytics for free

Google Analytics – Google Analytics for Mobile

Apple App Analytics – Apple’s Analytics for Mobile

Apsalar – Mobile App Analytics & Advertising

MixPanel – Mobile Analytics

Localytics – Mobile Marketing and Analytics for Apps

Countly – Mobile Analytics

Playtomatic – Open source game Analytics for every Platform

HeatData – Heatmaps for Mobile Websites

TestFlight Live – Analytics with TestFlight

Placed – Location Analytics – Analytics Platform

Capptain – Pilot your apps

Kontagent – Mobile Customer Intelligence

Claritics – Intelligent Analytics

Applicasa – Mobile game management platform

Bango – Web and app analytics

Appsee – Visual Mobile App Analytics

Telerik – Mobile and web real-time app analytics

personagraph – get insights into your user — In-app Analytics for desktop & mobile with just 3 lines of code

Attribution / Marketing Analytics

Tapstream – Marketing Analytics for apps

Yozio – Campaign tracking for mobile apps

Distimo’s AppLink – Cross-platform app distribution and conversion tracking

Trademob – Mobile Marketing Analytics

Swrve – In-app marketing platform – Universal URL and Custom URL (sharing app content)

Linkredirector – One marketing link for apps across multiple app stores

Adxtracking – Analyze and optimize mobile app advertising

AppsFlyer – Mobile app measurement and tracking

MobileAppTracking by HasOffers – Attribution analytics

Adjust – BI platform for mobile apps

Segment – Customer data hub

Deep Linking

mobile.deep.linking – Methodology for launching a native mobile application via a link

AppURL – Connect native apps to the web with http URLs

URX – Deep Linking for mobile apps – Deep Link into your app

AppsFlyer One Link – Mobile app measurement and tracking – Personalized install for every new user

Push Notifications

Urban Airship –

PushWoosh – New approach to push notifications

Parse – The complete mobile app platform

Appsfire’s Appbooster – Boost your app’s engagement – Push Notifications

Xtify – Push notifications for iOS, Android, Windows and Mobile Web

mBlox – Smart Mobile Engagement

Quick Blox – Cloud backend API

MixPanel – Mobile Analytics

Appscend – All-In-One Mobile Platform (analytics, push, etc.)

Appoxee – Push Notification Services

Xtify – Push notifications for iOS, Android, Windows and Mobile

Pushwizard – Push notification service & Remote event management

notiphi –  location based mobile analytics and messaging platform

GameThrive – Easy & Smart Push Notifications

Affiliate Programs

TradeDoubler – Affiliate Marketing for Europe & Brazil

LinkShare – Affiliate Marketing for US, Canada & Mexico

DGM Pro – Affiliate Marketing for Australia & New-Zealand

GeoRiot – Globalize your affiliate marketing

App Websites & Landing Pages

Unbounce – Build, publish and test landing pages (w/ Mobile App Templates)

Appsites – Create a website for your mobile app

ThemeForest (Grizzly Theme) – Site Templates and Themes

Appify WP – WordPress Theme for iOS and Mac Apps

Launchrock – Set up a “launching soon” page in minutes

Dasapp – Website hosting for mobile apps

Mobtizer – Create landing pages for mobile advertising

PlaceIt – Generate Product Screenshots in Realistic Environments

LinkTexting – Add text-to-download to your website

UsersThink – Improve your landing page with feedback from real users

Pre-launch platforms

PreApps – Pre-release buzz and exposure

Prefundia – “coming soon” platform

App Store Optimization

MobileDevHQ – SEO for Mobile Apps

AppTweak – Instant App Marketing and ASO report

SensorTower – Mobile SEO and Keyword Optimization for iOS Apps

Search Man SEO – Mobile SEO for iOS Apps – App Store SEO

Appnique – Improve your search ranking in the mobile app stores

AppRankCorner – App Store Optimization

AppSnippetPreview – App Store Listing Optimization Tool

Gummicube – End-to End Solution for Mobile Marketing and ASO

AppMind – Discover any iOS app’s keywords

App Downloads & Revenue Tracking

App Annie – App Ranking, Analytics, Market Intelligence

Distimo – App Analytics and App Data

AppFigures – App Store Analytics for Mobile Apps

Mopapp – App Store Analytics

AppBot – App Store Reviews & Features delivered daily

FULLER App Analytics – App Data for Japan

Getting Press

HARO (Help A Reporter Out) – Connecting Reporters and News Sources

Appromoter – Brings developers and the media together

JustReachOut – Connect with reporters

Ad Networks

iAd – Apple’s advertising network

TapForTap – Mobile Ad Network / Free Tap Exchange

Flurry App Circle – Targeted ads for mobile apps

Chartboost – Technology platform for mobile games

Admob – Monetize and promote your mobile apps with ads

AdColony – Video ad platform

Vungle – Mobile app advertising through Video



Millenial Media – Mobile advertising & monetization

Inneractive – App monetization

Burstly – App monetization platform

Airpush – Mobile ad network

Medialets – Mobile rich media advertising

xAd – Mobile-local advertising & marketing

Pontiflex – Advertising platform

PayPal Media Network

Jumptap – Target mobile advertising

Tapgage – Mobile interstitial ad network

Appia – Ad network

Apptap – App advertising network

Pollfish – Survey platform to target users

Mobclix – Real-time bidding mobile ad exchange

Location@scale – Mobile-local advertising

NativeX – targeted advertising

AppFlood – Cross-promotion platform for buying, selling and exchanging mobile traffic

Jampp – Drive installs to your app

StartApp – Mobile Advertising

Video Ad Networks

Chartboost – Technology platform for mobile games

AdColony – Video ad platform

Vungle – Mobile app advertising through Video

Flurry App Circle – Targeted ads for mobile apps

Promo Campaigns

AppGratis – 1 free app a day

Appsfire – App Discovery

Free App A Day – The best paid apps for free dail

AppBounty – Play & Get Paid

Promodispenser – Users get free Gift cards by downloading and reviewing your app

Expert Advices

Clarity – Get great advice

Buy & Sell apps

Apptopia – Buy and sell app ownership

21 August,2015

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