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Developers make more money per download with iOS than Android

0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2013, 10:28 posted on

According to a published report on Wednesday, developers are making 5 times the money writing for iOS than Android on a per download basis. The data shows that Android is lagging badly behind its chief rival when it comes to in-app purchases, and in the aforementioned developer revenue per download metric. In mobile ad revenue including dds and developer fees, the two platforms are much closer...

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posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:32 5

1. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


don't you guys post this a few weeks ago? U just copy and paste the old post? is look like BGR is taking over this website now ...... so sad

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:14 5

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Then why are you here? Go to BGR.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:33 6

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Cheaper, more free content on Android, what else is new?

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:40 5

4. Sauce (unregistered)


Lol! I'm not even going to reply to your jabber-jay nonsense.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:46 16

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You just did, smartpants.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:43 3

6. nestea (unregistered)


more free rubish, normal apps on both platforms pricing is SAME... -.-'

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:12 4

10. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


not always, there are plenty of .99 apps for iphone that are free for android.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:25 1

29. nestea (unregistered)


but on iPhone it is without ads while on android it has ads. And common that .99 is nothing for those who have smartphones.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:56 1

24. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Just yesterday on PA final fantasy IV (big fan here) was $15.99 on Android and $19.99 on iOS

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:26

30. nestea (unregistered)


price can be a bit different but the a lot of iOS haters says that Android apps are free while iOS is paid

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:13 1

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Angry Birds. Ahem.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:56

25. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Just yesterday on PA final fantasy IV (big fan here) was $15.99 on Android and $19.99 on iOS

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:48

41. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, no check the prices of most games. They're free on droid or cheaper at least. On top of that, note how Apple products are targeted for simpler users like children and grandparents, they would obviously get more revenue off ads from that category. The Apple users outside those categories probably don't add to that statistic and Android is largely for the "not so simple" as Apple even puts it. That group definitely knows how to get around or avoid ads.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 17:51

49. mikel45365 (Posts: 10; Member since: 07 Feb 2009)


no - more people on android and with more people comes more of a segment of poorer people (point blank).

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:39

3. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Does anyone know any good courses to go on to be an app developer?

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 21:03

53. casualavi (Posts: 48; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


To become an Android Developer : Learn Java, Basics of XML, download Android SDK, Eclipse/Android Studio and head over to developer.android.com
to get the tutorials..

To become an iOS Developer : Learn Objective - C, download iOS SDK and likewise Android, head over to developer.apple.com

Happy Coding!

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:41 4

5. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


If there are 100 downloads on Android, IOS will have just 20.
#Android is on 80% of the devices

So this doesnt make any difference.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:44 4

18. stealthd (unregistered)


a) Android is not on 80% of devices. You're thinking of market share, which is just recent devices sold, not the number of devices being used out there
b) iOS and Android users don't necessarily download at the same rate as each other. Usage statistics generally show iOS users downloading/using their phone more
c) Even if Android was on 80% of devices (which it isn't), and even if iOS made up the other 20% (which it doesn't), and if downloads were directly proportional to the user base (which they aren't), then you would have 80 downloads on Android for every 20 on iOS, or 96 on Android for every 24 on iOS, not 100:20.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 12:32 2

32. brar.arsh (Posts: 201; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Android is ~81% and IOS is ~14%, so it comes to 17 to 100 downloads.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 15:27

45. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Are you suggesting that the 8 ppl. who bought Android out of 10 smartphones buyers but away their fresh new devices? In the past 2,5 years 5 times more Android phones were activated than iOS. Are you saying ppl. just active it and put it away?

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 17:40

48. stealthd (unregistered)


No, I'm saying what should be obvious. Market share = recent sales. Not total sales ever, not total number of people using either platform. It's just the number of people that bought a phone in a given time period. If Android had 80% market share in September, that doesn't mean 80% of people using smartphones are using android, it just means 80% of the phones sold in September were android phones.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 10:47

8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Smart phones and phones cost more than enough. I rather save up for a new phone than buy apps anyways.

I think most Android users feel the same so it is not surprising.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:00 8

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wasn't this posted last week, and the week before that? I'm almost positive it was published twice in October as well.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:34 5

14. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


nothing wrong with them keeping stats every week or two and publish it.....if anything it help people who are about to be a developer prepare for which route they should go......I can see why some do not want to hear because theres some droid fans who do not like to hear bad news, but still this is good news for developers, by the way I am not a developer so it do not pertain to me,

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:41 3

17. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


well said +1

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:04

33. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


thank you I will up vote you myself

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 13:14 2

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Fair enough. Nice logical, and professional response.

+1

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 14:47

44. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I up vote you too and thanks.....enjoy your thanksgiving and everyone on this website

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:17

12. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Each market has its pros and cons. What is important is both have a rich developer base, that's ultimately what the consumers benefit from the most.

posted on 27 Nov 2013, 11:37 1

15. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


...huh?

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