Sites charging for app reviews outed

For a new mobile app developer, doing PR is kind of hard. And when most app sites reply to your press release asking for money in exchange for an “expedited review,” developers might start wondering if this is just how the system works. Appynation has made a list of sites that charge for reviews. 

Charging for reviews (or  for ‘consideration’, or to cover ‘administration’ fees) is a tactic that raises our hackles, gets our goat, boils our blood and generally makes us want to shout. So, rather than shouting, we thought we’d create a permanent (and often updated) list of these websites. And for anyone wondering, we’ve linked to them so that a) you can see they’re real and b) their advert revenues go up and they can stop charging for reviews. Sneaky, huh?