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Greencardman
Jul 18, 2012, 05:40 PM
I've decided to start a thread dedicated to keeping a list of contact information for sites that review apps for developers to use in their promotion efforts. As a base, I used the Excel document I created when I was doing this for my own app. You can find the link to it here:

http://www.overnightbuses.com/personal.html

Direct download (https://s3.amazonaws.com/ONB-public-files/App+Review+Site+Contact+List.xls)

Right now it's an Excel document, which most people should be able to open one way or another.

I'd like to keep it updated, but as we only release a new issue quarterly I don't keep it open on a daily basis. If you decide to use it, please let me know if any contact information changes or if any sites go dark. I'd be happy to release a new file every so often so people are always up-to-date. Right now it could use a little clean-up. You can use this thread to announce updates, send me a PM, or use the email address on my site.

I want to start adding in tech blogs and other websites that announce new apps or companies, so if anyone has a list they have used, please contribute it. I will add in the ones we contact as well. Please don't include websites that do not announce apps. If a website or blog only operates in one language, please note that.

Lastly, welcome to all the indie developers out there. Its great to have a forum for ourselves, so lets make it a good one. Good luck with all your promotion efforts.

Tom



monsieurpaul
Jul 19, 2012, 02:14 PM
Brillant idea and very useful file.

Thank you.

Greencardman
Jul 19, 2012, 02:33 PM
Thanks monsieurpaul! If you notice any dead links, please let me know, I'm going to try update it this weekend.
Tom

r6girl
Jul 19, 2012, 02:37 PM
Nice idea! Thanks for including AppShopper there. ;)

A couple of notes:

I'd suggest adding TouchArcade.com to the games-only section. It's another (excellent, if I may say so myself) site in the MacRumors family and their submission info is here: http://toucharcade.com/about/
AppShopper has its own Twitter account (http://twitter.com/appshopper) (I rarely tweet my posts via my own account though AppShopper is set up to auto-tweet all reviews posted).


Semi-shameless plug: I would recommend that any developer looking to have their app reviewed by any site read this list of tips (http://marianneschultz.com/2011/06/28/app-developers-how-to-get-your-app-reviewed-or-how-not-to-irritate-an-app-reviewer/) to improve your chances of getting a review. Snark aside, the tips there are really intended to help you.

Greencardman
Jul 19, 2012, 03:07 PM
Thanks Marianne! I'll change your info in the next version. That's a great post by the way.

I forgot about TouchArcade. The entire games-only section needs a bit of work because my app isn't a game and I skipped games-only sites when I was collecting the data for my own use. I'll try add in the major ones this weekend.

Also, if the Mac App Store developers here are interested, I can start collecting sites that review only Mac Apps in a separate section.
Tom

Greencardman
Jul 23, 2012, 10:03 AM
People might also want to check out the Tech Reporters contact list at http://www.brownsteinegusa.com/find-tech-reporters/

There is also a companion guide to PR at http://www.brownsteinegusa.com/beginners-guide-to-pr/

Greencardman
Jul 25, 2012, 09:51 AM
Updated the file this morning. Mostly cleaning up. Verified that sites are still there, moved a bunch of them to the defunct list if they didn't seem to be posting new reviews. Added in TouchArcade.
Tom

fujitsu
Aug 11, 2012, 06:55 AM
Thanks Tom for compiling the list and for including Tapscape. :)

Crobilss
Aug 22, 2012, 05:34 AM
Ty for this, it's great!
Maybe you can put 1-5 star for every site or sort by most popular?

Jeoud
Nov 1, 2012, 02:44 AM
Thanks for keep the list up to date!
Could you please add http://www.reviewfordev.com ?

Here are the infos you need for the excel sheet:
Organization: ReviewForDev
Description: Beta test and app review for iOS apps
Contact first name: Jean-Eudes
Contact last name: Lepelletier
Contact pseudo: Jeoud
Email Address or Submit Page: http://www.reviewfordev.com/request_invite.php
website: http://www.reviewfordev.com
Other remarks: crowdsourced reviews by handpicked reviewers. 100% moderated by ReviewForDev in order to ensure quality/useful reviews.

Greencardman
Nov 2, 2012, 09:03 AM
Thanks Jeoud! I'll add them in.

ideallife
Nov 8, 2012, 02:08 AM
Thanks for sharing. Just began working on ios apps. These infomation are what I'm looking for.:D

mochibits
Dec 1, 2012, 06:44 PM
Very nice list. Thanks.

jessicapp
Feb 1, 2013, 12:49 AM
very useful list. Thanks.
If there are more mac app review sites ,it must be perfect.