App Store dominates mobile markets revenue chart

App Store dominates mobile markets revenue chart

It will come as no surprise to most ofyou that the App Store dominated the mobile markets revenue charts in2009, but with the huge growth of Android you might not expect to seeit record a second straight year of domination. Is this trendgoing to continue in 2011? With Android on the rise and the WindowsPhone Marketplace getting the support of world's biggest phone makerNokia, the App Store will finally meet some serious competition.

Actually, its market share slipped morethan 10% from the whopping 92.8% in 2009 to 82.7% in 2010.Nevertheless, the App Store had a huge growth of 131.9% on the year.Impressive? Not as much as the growth of Google's AndroidMarket, which skyrocketed 8 and half times to register a totalrevenue of $102 million and a market share of nearly 5%. But despitethe popularity of the Android platform, the Android Market fails to generate much revenue so far. BlackBerry'sApp World and Nokia's Ovi Store actually had a bigger revenue lastyear - $165 and $102 million respectively. Nokia's Ovi Store willmerge into Microsoft's Windows Marketplace ecosystem. Add that theMarketplace already has more than 5,000 apps, it could be alegitimate contender this year.

source: CNET



1. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

WTF? Apple added over a billion in revenue in one year?

2. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I'm not surprised that the Android Market has the least, most of the stuff there is free.

3. TheFunnyMan

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

@TKFox007 I agree with you there. Apple has the best revenue because you have to pay for anything you want to download, whereas the Android Market is more for the everyman, offering a majority of their apps for free. But, thats Apple for you. Damn near have to pay just to look in the app store as it is now

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'd buy some of my iPhone applications again because they're so useful. I don't blame people for not wanting to buy Android applications.

5. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Well what I really said was pretty incomplete. A majority of the apps on Android are free, but they have ads in them so you're not going to be able to see the revenue from those apps as the developers are getting paid through ads. And quality Android apps are far and few between as most of them are junk and you can count the good ones on your hand. The apps you pay for on the iPhone are the same but ad free. And the approval process is stricter than Androids, making sure that people are getting quality apps. If Android were to do the same, having you pay for ad free apps, then Android would see the same amount of revenue. As most people would rather pay the $1 for the ad free version. I've had Android for a year and a half, and I've had iOS for a week. I'd rather pay for a quality iOS app than download a ton of free Android apps while trying to find a diamond in a pile of fecal matter.

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