Google Play Store had double the app downloads as Apple’s App Store, but revenue is still trouble (maybe)
1. darkkjedii (Posts: 21216; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Double seems low, when Google controls about 80% of the world map.
6. Sidewinder (Posts: 429; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)
Many of the people I know sideboard apps instead of downloading from Playstore. So the numbers could be even bigger.
2. Tziggy14 (Posts: 443; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)
That's because the growth are all coming from third-world countries where people only use their smartphones for calling, Facebooking, and free apps. They don't care much for paying for apps as wealthier countries.
16. tedkord (Posts: 11659; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That's pretty much all most users use their phones for anywhere.
19. Shocky (unregistered)
Is the Play Store available in China now?
3. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Google Play was banned in China, one of the fastest growing market. China is largest market for download and 3rd largest for revenue (after Japan and US).
9. JunitoNH (Posts: 1782; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Yeah......maybe so, but is not like they are going pay for stuff anyway.
4. nodes (Posts: 727; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
because installing cracked apks is as easy as flicking a finger on Android.
transfering apks, pirated musics is just as easy.
5. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
iOS user has more disposable cash? I don't really buy app in the Play Store. My last purchase from Play Store are two ebooks, that cost less than $20.
7. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Another fact is the Apple has the best sort of customer that enjoy spending money on Apple ecosystem.
Android user like myself are riffraff and penny pincher so very hard for Google to earn a dime from Play Store.
14. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
I buy what I need when I need. I'm not buying randomly by impulse just to "feel good" after that just to uninstall or forget about that apps, games, books and music.
10. techhahn (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Google should stop App sideloading feature. In my state almost everybody sideload apps, forget paid, even free apps people sideload.
11. scarface21173 (Posts: 155; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)
Yeah thats why i love android, everything is free when you know were to look.
12. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
play store is best for finding apps...not downloading... lol
13. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 280; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
I assume most of those downloads are from f@rting apps... cuz there are a lot there...
15. smash (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
i dont know why most of the apps are free for android and paid for ios. its the same app, why paid in ios. apple should kick apps if they are free for android and paid for ios
17. clubbilderbergers (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)
I've noticed on IOS, a lot of simple apps cost money such as a decent calculator app. It seems like most devs on IOS charge for even the most bland app and IOS users are just used to ponying up. Another thing, Google Opinion Rewards allows me not to have to pay out of pocket for apps/music/movies. I can't remember the last time I paid out of pocket for something. I don't believe Apple has anything like that.