App Store generates 6 times more profit than Android Market
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4847; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Because the Android Market has more free apps than the App Store. Now if the Android Market was like the App Store & sold 0.99 apps all the time then these numbers would not be such a huge deal.
There are 2 different styles here. The Android Market makes money from ads & the App Store makes money on apps sold. Both have thriving markets.
2. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)
exactly. first rule of statistics is HOW you interpret the information that is given to you.
Android has free apps (and makes its money on ads unfortunately for the most part). How do you expect to make more money than something that charges for most of their applications?
Hey btw did you know oranges are orange? ;)
10. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Androids should be codenamed Orange since we are always comparing Apples to Oranges.
23. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
@atheisticemetic..wrong the money that Android makes from ads is minimal... we are talking about PROFIT... Android with ads,,, dont make lots of profit,,, so please dont make excuses...
26. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Where did you hear this? I would be interested to see hard numbers on what is brought in by mobile ads...
30. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Google gets 96% revenue from ads... and according to this article ( proof) they are not getting lots of profits.... well I dont know what is so hard to understand... you want me to go kidergarten on you?.. only if you bring me an ...apple..
35. godspeed (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
Well what you posted seems to rely on presumptions. As a matter of fact, most apps DO generate way more income by ads than they would by selling the app. This is why the majority of android developers choose this model.
Ant Smasher has more than 10 mio downloads. They generate more than 2 mio $ income by ads. This dimensions could have never been achieved with paid apps. Actually it is just the other way round. People are learning, thats its more profitable to release free apps with ads.
Angry Birds is free on Android and has achieved more than 50 mio downloads allready. At the same time only 12 mio copies were sold on app store. 12 mio for 0.79$ means around 0.60$ find their way into their pockets. That makes up 7.2 mio $. I bet the amount of money generated by the android ads is way higher. Roughly about 9 mio$. And this is per year, whereas purchase is only accounted once.
22. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
and Android is open system and iOS is not.. Android likes market share and iOS sales... nothing we havent heard before SAE
32. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)
@superandroid right cause everyone loves ads when they're using an app.....
3. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
above comment are so true. AngryBirds games are even free on Android Market Place while you have to pay $0.99 or $1.99 on the AppStore.
8. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Nope we got a free version of angrybirds, seasons, etc as well.
Can you give me an article that compares the prices between the app store and android market? Not an to old pls.
11. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
correct me if am wrong but from what i remember when i had my ip4 was that the app store has angry birds lite which are free but dont have all the levels and the android market is free with all the levels again sorry if am wrong,have not used a iphone since may.
4. iShepherd (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Without including the ad revenue that companies pump into the android market, which is substantial, this analysis is totally worthless.
6. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
lets see if someone reports who makes more money from the freemium model and who makes the most ad revenue from free apps...
7. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
If you take the previous article about iAd not bringing too much cash, this disparity would get smaller.
Unless ads are already taken account.
I have a personal example. My brother has bought 2 apps on his iPad. Angry Birds and Cut the Rope.
I have both. One for free on the market and the other on Getjar. But I have the ads and can´t update Cut The Rope regularly.
I think this example reflects really well what happens on both ecosystem. In the end everything comes down to preference. If I had an iPad/iPhone, I wouldn´t mind paying. I just prefer Android as an OS.
9. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)
12. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
Go windows marketplace!! woowhoo!! Already outgrowing Blackberry app world!!
13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
dont think thats really a surprise and nothing to cheer about lol, windows does look interesting and once its matured more ie removable memory is a must for me,folders,drag and drop then i will give it a go and think with nokia on board they will be pushing microsoft to implement these features sooner rather than later..
17. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
I went down to the tmobile store last weekend and tried some windows phone from htc and it was actually pretty nice and smooth.. ill maybe purchase me one off of craigslist or something and try it out. Its exciting to see it grow though
14. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
Its about having the best apps the best games and pay for them to be adfree AppMarket rules that, android Market doesnt sucks but its not even near to the iOS AppMarket.
15. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
agree the app store is mostly superior to the market but since moving from the ios to android i have never felt that the market was lacking in any apps,just like the app store their is an app for everything..the best thing about the app store is that it gets the apps 1st but apps are coming to the market from ios quicker than before,but yeah the app store is better right now but its not so much better that makes the market look bad...300,000 apps is a lot in itself and has everything you would need. :)
25. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Your GF is Siri? Your parents must be so proud...
27. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
See, I thought I had a pretty good point when I pointed out that the guy named iosmaster shouldn't be making comments about people getting girlfriends.
Then you came out and said that. Thanks.
24. acs2acs2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
Its not about how much they get, its about what and how we USERs get something