Windows Phone making more revenue for developers than Android, a surge in interest expected

Windows Phone making more revenue for developers than Android, a surge in interest expected
GetJar, the independent app store, has surveyed 300 developers about their current status and future plans regarding the different mobile platforms out there.

While the majority are still engaged mostly on the iOS side of things and making more money there, six months from now more than a half are thinking Android, and almost half of them expect to work on Android tablet apps as well. While this is explicable, given Android's unstoppable march, 24% actually think they will be involved in Windows Phone apps creation by the end of the year.

No doubt this renewed interest in Microsoft's mobile platform is due to the big events awaiting it - the Mango update, with its 500+ new features, and the arrival of Nokia Windows Phones. There is one more thing, however, that might make developers more adamant to switch their mobile platform rails.

A case study about an app ad revenue reveals that the developer made more money off of Windows Phone than Android. For the Mortal Combat Tactics free ad-supported app, they raked in the grand total of $1.27 in revenue for five days, whereas the same app in the Marketplace brought four times the ad impressions, and $14.77 in cash.

Granted, this will probably change when the apps for Windows Phone grow in number, and it will be hard to gain such visibility, but for now the early adopters of the platform in the developers' community seem to be doing well.

source: GetJar & WPCentral



1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well. If this becomes a problem for Android, Google will simply have to revamp how its developers get compensated.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yea maybe they can actually pay their developers instead of scamming them.

2. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Where is the list for bada ?

3. Leyjee

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 25, 2011

jeezzasss. stop with your bada please !

4. wht? unregistered

@Leyjee: lol......well said buddy......this guy Peter is going insane with bada...... @Peter:Get a grip man.....bada was just an experiment for dumbos like will never desert an os like android to go "bada" way.......the tremendous sales margin for android says it enough......

6. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

You guys are so completely wrong. Bada is not an experiment OS, Maemo was (and hopefully MeeGo will not be that). If you guys actually had a look at bada you will see that it is a fantastic and exiting OS. Samsung is coming with bada 2.0.1 which is awesome. I recomend you have a look at youtube at bada 2.0.1 before you say anything (and remember the videos of bada 2.0.1 are beta, so they will be be buggy and laggy, which the final version will not be).

8. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

I'm not saying anything bad about bada but it's just not that good YET. If i was to choose between Wave II and e.g any android phone I'd go for android because bada is CURRENTLY not much use.

9. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

bada can do more than both WP7 and IOS, that is a fact, and i can show those facts to you if you want. When it comes to Android, i agree that Android can do a little more than bada.

10. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Bada just looks like crap. No matter how much it can do, no one is going to like it because it looks like garbage. Windows Phone 7 is way more appealing to look at, and with mango it'll be way better than anything bada can do

12. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Haha. WP7 is the ugliest OS on the market. bada together with meego, WebOS and IOS have the best UI. I have bada and it looks fantastic and it works fantastic as well. Have a look at bada 2.0.1 on youtube and youll be amazed (just remebver that the videos out with bada 2.0.1 are beta. Therefore it will be sligthly buggy and laggy, but that will be fixed in the final version)

13. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

dude, give it a rest, bada is just a feature phone os, its like touchwiz UI, without the android, which makes it crap.

16. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

No. Bada is definitely not a feature phone OS. bada can do more than WP7 and IOS, and both of them are called smartphones. So bada defintely is a smartphone OS.

5. Ohnoes unregistered

14bucks! Awesome! Better retire! You can't base anything off 14 measly dollars! Stupid article

11. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

14 bucks every 5 days for a year is not that bad especially when you dont have to do anything else to earn that. It could be beer thirty every day with that scratch coming in from one app.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol.. so because one "tactics" app made 14 bux on WP7 and 2 bux on android, all the other app developers are going to jump on board? lol. "dude.. did u know we could make ALMOST 15 WHOLE DOLLARS!!?!? WOOAAH!! lets do it!!" lololol. How about this. Lets ask Rovio where the money is since they are probably the biggest guy on all 3 major platforms.

7. Robin Lim unregistered

Seems like a very small sample to say that Windows Phone making more revenue for developers than Android.

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