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Google Play app revenue could surpass iTunes App Store by the end of 2013, will developers follow?

0. phoneArena 30 Jan 2013, 13:54 posted on

Just in case you were looking for a break from the BlackBerry madness that has been happening today, we've got some interesting news in regards to the Google Play Store, and the iTunes App Store. As any Android user will tell you, one of the biggest annoyances is that despite the platform having a huge lead in market share worldwide, developers still build for iOS first. Well, that may be about to change because it looks like the Play Store revenue could surpass the iTunes App Store by the end of 2013 or early 2014...

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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:09 2

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


Is that Nexus sales included or just online stuff? In any case, incredible rise.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:15 7

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Just apps

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:34 4

38. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have repurchase the few Android apps that i own on the iOS platform as well. Its really cheap with all the seasonal sales going on.

And i do observe that Android apps are generally cheaper compare to their iOS counterpart.

I wonder why?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:50

43. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Here's why broseph. Have a good evening.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/23/3177238/dead-trigger-free-android-piracy-rate

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 19:33 1

53. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Then i heard they are releasing Dead Trigger 2 for the Android platform as well.

I wonder why since its a hopeless platform? Hmm...

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 21:53

56. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


lol....Exactly. Complain about piracy...then turn around and release the sequel.

Someone mentioned it earlier....they might make as much money off of ads vs an ad free version. So I wonder do either version has ads.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:40 6

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yup-per on the sales increase. Expect more iApps to move to Play-land. Developers follow the $.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:29 4

3. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Android users are cheap and they know it. Who here owns an android device and have bought a lot of apps in the play store?

Now how many of you have pirated all of your apps?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:32

4. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm the only one I know that buys apps from the store. I was playing king of the fighters and my friend wanted it I told I had to buy it and that want turned into a nevermind.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:36 9

5. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Every paid app I have I bought with my own money.
I don't even know a single Android user that pirates his/her apps.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:46 5

42. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Same here, most of my friend don't jail break phone or side load apps.

I wonder why Nintysix is so work up on this issue. Its not as if he is an Android developer or using Android devices.

He should be happy in his apple cage singing praises to his apple shrine.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:39 5

6. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Bought maybe 40? Just one.....
With iPhone I wouldnt be able to do any common stuff like with Android or PC, so iPhone would be useless for me like for every one who knows just a little about productivity
Eg. Just connect phone as a disc, transfer file via bluetooth....very often ;-)
Of course, for grand grand grand mother is iPhone the best....like an old Nokia 5110 :-)

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:41 3

8. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


I buy every app that I own on my Galaxy Note II, and like Jon, I know of no one who pirates their apps.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:41

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I have purchased probably 90% of my apps. I don't like the ads that come with the 'free' apps. The only 'free' apps I have are those without a paid version (ex.: Weather Channel).

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:41

41. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Same here, i buy apps and avoid ads support apps whenever possible.

ES Task Manager is my only ad supported app. Its really the best task manager for me and there no paid version.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:50 2

10. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


i've bought all of my apps. Only apps that i downloaded and installed separately would be the dev offered apps from xda

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 14:59 5

11. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I've spent over $100 on apps in the Play Store. If I pirate an app, it's because I don't think the 15 minute refund window will be enough to decide on purchasing it.

You're working with an old assumption about Android users.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:16 1

14. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Jan 5, 2013 article:

http://androidgadgets.co.uk/blog/android-piracy-could-kill-the-platform

another one

http://www.amnesiagames.cl/blog/2013/01/android-piracy-is-insane/

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:09 5

18. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your article is a developer going on a rant. Him saying its "insane" does not mean that there is a problem. It carries no weight. Is there a problem? Yea sure, there's a piracy problem for ALL FORMS OF DIGITAL MEDIA WITH NO EXEPTIONS. Is it "insane on android"? No. Very very few users dip out to pirate apps. More than on iOS? Maybe, Android power users are quite a bit more tech savy than iOS users and they are the most likely culprits.

And if you notice by READING the article, within hours of the pirate putting up the fake app, it was removed. Case closed.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:35

39. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"Yea sure, there's a piracy problem for ALL FORMS OF DIGITAL MEDIA WITH NO EXEPTIONS."

Exactly. Ppl act like piracy just started with Android or no one else has to worry about it.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:15 1

20. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Go and play with your puny little iphone, Play store will surpass and reign whether you like it or not, 99% of android users buy their apps thats what the trend is showing, you are talking as if IOS users dont pirate app smh....

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:48 2

24. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


What does the dev rant have to do with Android users being cheap?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:49 7

26. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Two stories from minor outlets with nothing but anecdotal evidence don't mean much. I'd take the numbers form App Annie, which tracks hundreds of thousands of apps over any anecdotal evidence.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:02 2

12. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I've never pirated any app and regularly buy apps and books from the store. I don't buy music just because I prefer a different model, that's why I regularly pay for a sony music unlimited account so I can listen to anything I want.
Btw, I read some statistics that show that iOS piracy is high as well...

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:11 2

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I've bought a few apps, and pirated none. Bought Nova Launcher Prime along with Reddit Sync Pro, and made a few in app purchases on my games.

Quit with the generalizations.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:21

16. Lift_Off (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


"Quit with the generalizations" HAHAHAHA ohhhhh the irony...

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 15:27

17. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I'm sorry but those 3rd world countries are paying for their android apps with their hard earned money. Why put food on the table when you can buy those awesome looking widgets?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:17 2

21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4492; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Who said anything about third world countries?

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 16:54 3

28. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Why would you bring 3rd world countries into the argument. Do you think those that could afford smartphone that cost up to $500-$600 will be having a hard time putting food on their table?

Even so, if they're poor and have a smartphone, that doesn't classify them as being pirates. Plenty of people pay for subsidized iPhones in the US, you think everyone would be able to buy an iPhone absorbing the $600 dollar damage to the wallet? Come on, be real, even the iPhone users who has Cydia installed could be a pirate. Piracy is everywhere, there's cheap Android users and cheap iPhone users.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:04 1

30. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Exactly. All of my friends that do have iphones/ipod touches, have ALL pirated from installous.

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