Most paid apps in Android Market get under 100 downloads

Most paid apps in Android Market get under 100 downloads
iOS and the App Store have been in the forefront of monetizing from applications, but is the gap between the Android Market and Apple’s storefront closing? The latest report from market researchers Distimo suggests the contrary. Developers on iOS are enjoying a much more active ecosystem with regularly updated lists of apps by Apple and thus a higher chance to be noticed, while slow updates of app listings are in the core of Android remaining a place where users pick the free apps. To back up those claims, stats show that nearly 80% of paid Android applications can’t reach 100 downloads.

To worsen things further, there were only five games on the Market that have passed the 250,000 download threshold, while in the last two months alone, the App Store has registered ten games with over 250,000 downloads in the States alone.

“It is more challenging for developers in the Google Android Market than in the Apple App Store to monetize using a one-off fee monetization model. We found that only two paid applications have been downloaded more than half a million times in the Google Android Market worldwide to date, while six paid applications in the Apple App Store for iPhone generate the same number of downloads within a two month timeframe in the United States alone,” Distimo summarizes. What's your personal experience with iOS or Android, do you use many paid apps?

source: Distimo via Android Community

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