Report claims that the App Store has up to a 90% market share in mobile apps
0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2011, 12:15 posted on
According to Gene Munster, since opening its doors, the Android Market has brought in only 7% of the gross revenues generated by Apple's App Store over the same time period which leads the analyst to state that the latter has a 85-90% market share in the mobile app market...
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5. superguy (Posts: 288; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
It also doesn\'t factor in other apps stores like Amazon\'s either. Amazon\'s giving away a free app every day and that\'s going to be money in the devs\' pockets too.
30. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Doesnt count ad revenue, so its only part of the story.
38. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'll be back in a couple of hours to comment on this.
60. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)
dude i am not going to tell you again... this is not FB.. cover that ugly face,,, you will infect my ipad...
58. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No. I just work for a living.
Anyway, it makes sense that by revenue the App store has way better market share. For Apple, it's all about profit. However, on Android Market 57 percent of the apps are free. You can't make insane profits off of that. However, this probably doesn't count back end revenue, like in app purchases for games that are free up front. The most I ever paid for an app is ten bucks. But I've paid a lot on free games to get additional content. Last night I dropped 13 bucks on a single in app purchase.
Anyway, Google still makes money and so do many app developers. I know customers are generally happy with the app choices on Android as well. And the free part is a major selling point.
68. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what in the world did you buy in app for 13 bux!?!?
71. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Large amount of coins for an ultimately stupid game. It's addicting though, allows me to upgrade my characters.
75. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol.. ok. we all have our silly vices. :)
im neurotic about how things get placed in my house in skyrim. :) (and oblivion... morrowind.... well all of em:) )
50. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Interesting that developers state it cost more to develop for ANDROID - and, yet, they keep developing....huh? I wonder why?
52. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Funny, how a story comes out with a little poll, and everyone jumps up and down:
"Look it's obvious that android users are mostly broke teenagers. We all know you guys hate to pay for anything. Even .99 for an app is too much for an android user.
Pirating music, apps, movies etc is what android users are all about."
I believe studies have shown that teenagers are most likely to own an iphone.
For the record, those millions of people who jailbreak their are 'Pirating music, apps, movies etc.'
And, yes, I do go online and watch TV and movies for free - who wants to waste 10.00 for a movie in the theater and 20.00 more for popcorn in soda. Of course, If I wait 3 mnths, a theater an hour away does offer 3.00 for all movies all the time and every movie ends up there, eventually.
57. baldilocks (Posts: 737; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Android doesn't even come with a Notepad out of the box......... just saying. :)
69. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ummm, yeah, it does - but I use colornote as it has better options - and it is free.
73. allenmax (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Think they are simply the presence of their base. But just as important, you will lose the opportunity to build brand equity when you offer something of value to the customer, and can in some way damage it does to think about what and why. Another clear example of this is when there is a QR code is extended advertising, which only leads to the same ad during the scan. It can be completely disenfranchising.