App Store sales soared past $28 billion in 2016
by Milen Yanachkov / Jan 05, 2017, 12:54 PM
Apple revealed Thursday record-breaking figures for revenue for iOS app developers in 2016. Nearly $240 million were spent on the App Store on New Year's Day alone, according to the statement, turning it into the busiest ever day for Apple's online storefront.
The total revenue of the App Store topped $28.5 billion in 2016, with the lion's share ($20 billion) going to developers, and Apple collecting the rest via its 30 percent share of sales policy.
Apple's App Store now has some 2.2 million apps on display, and the revenue it generates has been steadily growing in the past few years. The most downloaded app on January 1 was Nintendo's new Super Mario Run, which recently replaced Pokemon Go in the top of the charts.
Despite the record numbers, App Store revenue in 2016 represents only a fraction of Apple's overall product and service sales, which totaled $215.64 billion during the fiscal year.
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This is why developers prefer iOS to android; follow the money.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 1:14 PM 4
Yup. iOS is where the money is at.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 1:34 PM 3
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But you seem to ignore this: when these figures are being calculated on the Android platform, it only counts the Play Store's revenue, and doesn't count the revenue of the many other 3rd party Android App stores. So it's kinda impossible to get to fully figure out howmuch the Android platform grosses yearly... So, only the Play Store is used as a metric for counting howmuch Android devs make per year... no? But never mind.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 2:01 PM 5
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The thing with Android is developers can make more money from free apps, than they ever could on Apple with ads. So you will see a lot more free apps on Android. Nevermind in app purchases that also bring in lots of revenue as well. So it depends on how you want to make your money. But in the end developers still make money from apps whether they are free or not.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 3:47 PM 1
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That's retarded. You think every iOS apps costs money? Hell no....most are free. The difference lies in user demographics, income brackets, and viability charts. All of those point towards iOS. Android has more users, that is definitely true. However, how many users DON'T have access to the Play Store? How many pirate applications? How many download ad blockers to circumvent said revenue generating ads? Can you see the problem? Freedom can be a double edged sword just like walling off your ecosystem. The difference: One doesn't allow certain privileges but maintains constant control. The other allows freedom of access to pretty much anyone, but doesn't make much money in doing so.
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 5:36 PM 2
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IOS is where the sheeps exist!!!
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 1:50 PM 0
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by the way you post on every apple article, I think you can be called the sheep. Its like you are defending your family or something...
posted on Jan 05, 2017, 1:59 PM 1
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