Developers make more money per download with iOS than Android

Developers make more money per download with iOS than Android
According to a published report on Wednesday, developers are making 5 times the money writing for iOS than Android on a per download basis. The data shows that Android is lagging badly behind its chief rival when it comes to in-app purchases, and in the aforementioned developer revenue per download metric. In mobile ad revenue, including ads and developer fees, the two platforms are much closer.

A report on Tuesday said that ads on iOS are producing an 1800% better return than the same ads running on Android. Advertisers investing in Android actually had, on average, a 10% loss. Another report from analytical firm Flurry shows that iPhone users spend 19 cents on average for each app downloaded, a figure that reaches just 6 cents for Android users.




source:BusinessInsider

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53 Comments

1. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

don't you guys post this a few weeks ago? U just copy and paste the old post? is look like BGR is taking over this website now ...... so sad

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then why are you here? Go to BGR.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Cheaper, more free content on Android, what else is new?

4. Sauce unregistered

Lol! I'm not even going to reply to your jabber-jay nonsense.

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

You just did, smartpants.

6. nestea unregistered

more free rubish, normal apps on both platforms pricing is SAME... -.-'

10. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

not always, there are plenty of .99 apps for iphone that are free for android.

29. nestea unregistered

but on iPhone it is without ads while on android it has ads. And common that .99 is nothing for those who have smartphones.

24. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Just yesterday on PA final fantasy IV (big fan here) was $15.99 on Android and $19.99 on iOS

30. nestea unregistered

price can be a bit different but the a lot of iOS haters says that Android apps are free while iOS is paid

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Angry Birds. Ahem.

25. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Just yesterday on PA final fantasy IV (big fan here) was $15.99 on Android and $19.99 on iOS

41. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, no check the prices of most games. They're free on droid or cheaper at least. On top of that, note how Apple products are targeted for simpler users like children and grandparents, they would obviously get more revenue off ads from that category. The Apple users outside those categories probably don't add to that statistic and Android is largely for the "not so simple" as Apple even puts it. That group definitely knows how to get around or avoid ads.

49. mikel45365

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 07, 2009

no - more people on android and with more people comes more of a segment of poorer people (point blank).

3. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Does anyone know any good courses to go on to be an app developer?

53. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

To become an Android Developer : Learn Java, Basics of XML, download Android SDK, Eclipse/Android Studio and head over to developer.android.com to get the tutorials.. To become an iOS Developer : Learn Objective - C, download iOS SDK and likewise Android, head over to developer.apple.com Happy Coding!

5. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

If there are 100 downloads on Android, IOS will have just 20. #Android is on 80% of the devices So this doesnt make any difference.

18. stealthd unregistered

a) Android is not on 80% of devices. You're thinking of market share, which is just recent devices sold, not the number of devices being used out there b) iOS and Android users don't necessarily download at the same rate as each other. Usage statistics generally show iOS users downloading/using their phone more c) Even if Android was on 80% of devices (which it isn't), and even if iOS made up the other 20% (which it doesn't), and if downloads were directly proportional to the user base (which they aren't), then you would have 80 downloads on Android for every 20 on iOS, or 96 on Android for every 24 on iOS, not 100:20.

32. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Android is ~81% and IOS is ~14%, so it comes to 17 to 100 downloads.

45. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Are you suggesting that the 8 ppl. who bought Android out of 10 smartphones buyers but away their fresh new devices? In the past 2,5 years 5 times more Android phones were activated than iOS. Are you saying ppl. just active it and put it away?

48. stealthd unregistered

No, I'm saying what should be obvious. Market share = recent sales. Not total sales ever, not total number of people using either platform. It's just the number of people that bought a phone in a given time period. If Android had 80% market share in September, that doesn't mean 80% of people using smartphones are using android, it just means 80% of the phones sold in September were android phones.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Smart phones and phones cost more than enough. I rather save up for a new phone than buy apps anyways. I think most Android users feel the same so it is not surprising.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wasn't this posted last week, and the week before that? I'm almost positive it was published twice in October as well.

14. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

nothing wrong with them keeping stats every week or two and publish it.....if anything it help people who are about to be a developer prepare for which route they should go......I can see why some do not want to hear because theres some droid fans who do not like to hear bad news, but still this is good news for developers, by the way I am not a developer so it do not pertain to me,

17. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

well said +1

33. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

thank you I will up vote you myself

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Fair enough. Nice logical, and professional response. +1

44. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I up vote you too and thanks.....enjoy your thanksgiving and everyone on this website

12. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Each market has its pros and cons. What is important is both have a rich developer base, that's ultimately what the consumers benefit from the most.

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

...huh?

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