May 3, 2013

Kickfolio – Get More Eyes On Your App

Kickfolio is a tool that mobile app developers can use to increase visibility, improve conversion rates, and hopefully get more people downloading their products. Developers and agencies can share their iOS apps using interactive embeds, relying on HTML5 to let fans play with their creations from right inside their own web browsers.

Promote the app you’ve worked so hard to build by signing up for a Kickfolio account and uploading a zipped simulator build version of your app to the site. You don’t need to add any SDKs or change any code to upload your app, making the process extremely simple and quick. From there, you’ll need to answer a few questions about your app, and Kickfolio will provide you with a URL that fans can use to play with your app from inside their web browsers. Fans can test out the features of your app with their keyboards or their mouses. They can also provide you with valuable feedback, letting you know which features or elements were their most and least favorite.

Sharing your app with an interactive embed means fans can view your creation on any device or platform (without relying on Flash). The goal of Kickfolio is to help app developers increase conversions and downloads, making it easier for them to get their products in front of consumers.

Practical Uses:

  • Let consumers play with your mobile app on their desktops
  • Increase the number of people downloading your iOS app
  • Solicit feedback from people who tested your app online
  • See how minor changes to your app’s features impact user reactions

Insider Tips:

  • Kickfolio provides users with shortened URLs to share with clients
  • Developers should upload zipped simulator build versions of their apps
  • Uploaded apps can be embedded and viewed on any platform
  • Kickfolio does not use Flash

What we liked:

  • Kickfolio offers a quick way for developers to spread the word about their apps
  • Fans can fully interact with uploaded apps on their web browsers
  • Developers get a private test page for their apps
  • Pro users get up to 5,000 embed sessions with their apps

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, California
  • Founded by: Edward Dowling, Chris Nolet, and Diesel Laws
  • Web site:


  • Free trial
  • Solo plan is $9/month
  • Business plan is $29/month
  • Pro plan is $69/month

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