Google Play Store sees whooping 137% increase in revenue in the first 7 months of 2012
posted by Ray S. / Oct 05, 2012, 9:13 AM
According to analytics company App Annie, the Play Store has seen a terrific 137% growth of revenue during the first seven months of the year. This is a very good thing for both customers and developers, as it means that devs will be rewarded for their hard work, while customers will be enjoying more and better apps in the future.
Until recently, one of the main problems in Google's app ecosystem was that many people preferred to just sideload .apk files on their devices, bypassing the Play Store and the need to pay for the product. This has been putting a lot of developers off, who decided to keep their apps exclusive to iOS, as they could capitalize better there. With user habits continually changing, Android may be able to close in on Apple in terms of this metric soon.
Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 25, 2012
I "ALWAYS" pay for my apps, :D.
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 9:16 AM 18
Seriously, why did the article need a negative slant thrown in? I pay for apps also, and I've purchased easily $200+ worth these past few years.
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 9:22 AM 16
Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012
Because it was written by Ray S. who has a very negative view on the Android ecosystems and loves his iPhone. And on a side note: I have only sideloaded one or two appications and that was cause they were not available on the market at the time, not a cuestion of saving $5.
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 9:35 AM 16
Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011
Same here; who in their rind mind would search the web for app files that came from knows where just to save 2 or 3 bucks???
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 9:44 AM 7
Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012
You are not exactly correct... First of all that India isn't that poor country anymore. I have never downloaded any pirated app and there is no need too... Many of the best apps or games are available for 50 or 100 bucks.. And if someone who earns 10 bucks a day would not have an internet access and a good android phone..!
posted on Oct 05, 2012, 12:38 PM 1
Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011
If you can't afford it, that doesn't give you the right to take it for free. If "poor" Indians think that grabbing a mobile game is a matter of life and death, there are thousands of fine Indian software developers who should create the free apps for their people. BTW it's me speaking from a third-world country as well.
posted on Oct 07, 2012, 5:19 PM 0
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
There are free versions of many software titles. If you cant afford the paid version, that is no reason to steal from the developer. Yea, you are stealing. Its not like most developers are mega corps like EA. Most are home brew guys and small companies trying to eek a living, or add money on the side to their normal job. Being poor is not a licence to be a thief.
posted on Oct 07, 2012, 6:06 PM 0
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