A new report published by Distimo has given us some information about the app stores of the two biggest mobile operating systems, but the information is something we already knew. First of all, Google Play is growing a lot faster than the Apple App Store. Google Play’s daily revenue grew 43% in the last four months. The App Store’s daily revenue only grew 21%, less than half of Google’s. Of course, that’s not the whole story. The App Store has $15 million in average daily revenue, while the Play Store paled in comparison with only $3.5 million. It’s a very different market, and that shows in the revenue difference. What do you guys think? What’s the reason for such a revenue difference? And does it affect developers? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
The obvious point is that 72% of apps in Google Play apps are being offered free, while just 46% of apps in Apple App Store are free.
Well, it is kind of obvious. Apple has apps that are optimized for every single one of their devices. They all perform and look great. So, basically, they have better/or more developers to make their apps worth paying more for. Android, on the other hand, has most of their apps developed for phones. Their fragmentation of OS's and devices make it harder for Devs to make the app design exceptional as Apple's Dev's do. I think the way to solve this for android is for phone manufacturers should make the size of devices as follows: 4in, 5.5in, 7in, 10.1in All new devices should come out with the latest version of android. Until something like this happens, android will always trail apple in the App department.
@F1awl3ss you people who kept screaming that Android have fragmentation. Apple do have their own fragmentation. Honestly I owned donut, froyo, gingerbread and currently jelly bean phone. Do I complain about that other people get current version of android? No. I am really getting tired of people kept pointing that it is due to fragmentation which it is not. If it the fragmentation, then the devs should leave Android ecosystem already. But it didn't happen and it kept growing. When G1 came out, it have a lot to catch up to Apple and 4.1 is really mature to take it beyond. Now look at Camera, Tv, PC-less HDMI stick, OUYA, and other. People really embraced Android in different way. And my belief that why apple getting more money is because they have higher amount of paid app than Google Play. Google Play have higher amount of free apps than iTunes store. And don't forget, Amazon Appstore have free app of the day. Basically it is not a fair comparison because there is so many factors of why Apple have more more revenue. People failed to realized that Android is free in a way. Basically Google gave away Android for free. And don't forget about Apple tax which give Apple more revenue. Like I said, it is a u fair comparison because there is so many factors. If you take away the factors, the result will show itself clear. Now if you take away the Apple tax and if Google and Apple have equal footing on paid and free app, then the result will be able to show differently. Who knows it will show that Google earn more than Apple.