I'm currently experimenting with mobile app affiliation and i'm trying to figure out what's my competition is doing.
one of the first things i've encountered was that many sites have a direct download link to the APK and do not redirect the user to the Google Play store.
so a few questions arose:
1. is it possible and/or efficient to track these users?
2. is it more profitable than sending users to the app store?
3. why didn't my affiliate network offer my such an option?
4. does this way of working require a direct relationship with app developers as opposed to promoting via affiliate networks?
i'm kinda lost in this...
thanks for your help