AfterDawn: Tech news

Apple App Store brings in substantially more money than Google Play Store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Dec 2012 22:25 User comments (4)

Apple App Store brings in substantially more money than Google Play Store App analytics firm Distimo has reported today on some of the intricacies of the Apple App Store compared to the Google Play Store.
The Google Play Store is growing at a quicker rate than the Apple Store, however the latter still brings in substantially more revenue.

Over the course of the year, the Google Play Store has seen its revenue grow 51 percent in the 20 countries analyzed; Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK and the US.

In total revenue, the App Store saw $15 million in average daily revenue last month, compared to just $3.5 million for the Google Store.

69 percent of the revenues came from in-app purchases, which has quickly moved to the most popular form of casual gaming releases instead of the standard upfront fee.

Previous Next  

4 user comments

121.12.2012 17:12

Well duh!! Apple charges developers more and sells Apps that are often free in other channels. Apple also charges a fee for people that purchase stuff within the App that Apple has no involvement for just so they can make more money. Some would call it extortion but Apple just calls it business as usual.


"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" ~ Roy Trenneman

http://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices

222.12.2012 2:37

....Most of Google apps are free rather than on crappple


Being nice always has its own consequences

322.12.2012 6:01

This study actually helps Google more than Apple. Not only is Apple is going to make you pay double for a phone or tablet, they will charge you for Apps that you can get on competitive devices for free. People will buy products that has free features and apps.

Only Apple enthusiasts will buy a phone or tablet for double the price with the same or limited capabilities as Android products and still pay for Apps that are free. And they are so sucked into Apple that they will defend the art of paying more and more for what you should only pay for once. And that is the product inside the box.

422.12.2012 12:16

Then there is the customer aspect...Android customers are a lot more sensible in their purchases; they don't pay $400 for a phone with a two year contract and they don't spend $5 on an app when a simple search finds another app that works just as good or better for free.



Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest news

A bug in Chrome allows you to download Netflix movies A bug in Chrome allows you to download Netflix movies (25 Jun 2016 15:21)
A group of security researchers have found a vulnerability in Google's Chrome browser that allows downloading movies straight from Netflix. This is obviously not a feature especially the entertainment ....
7 user comments
Three out of four Netflix customers would rather cancel than watch ads Three out of four Netflix customers would rather cancel than watch ads (25 Jun 2016 14:05)
For a long time Netflix was adamant on its pricing. No changes were made for a long time and everything seemed to be good. The markets obviously reacted and more expensive deals and original ....
5 user comments
Apple Music left in the dust, Spotify at 100 million subscribers Apple Music left in the dust, Spotify at 100 million subscribers (25 Jun 2016 12:01)
Spotify has told The Telegraph that it has surpassed the 100 million mark in subscribers. Paying subscribers was earlier this year reported to have passed 30 million. Apple meanwhile is having ....
2 user comments
Rumor has it that Apple has cancelled iPhone's dual camera Rumor has it that Apple has cancelled iPhone's dual camera (18 Jun 2016 18:05)
The next iPhone will be a major upgrade to current iPhone 6s. This biyearly full upgrade cycle provides us with a bigger upgrade every two years. But how will Apple update its number one product, ....
6 user comments
OnePlus releases new flagship killer, smaller X discontinued OnePlus releases new "flagship killer", smaller X discontinued (18 Jun 2016 16:11)
The small Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus took the world by storm two years ago by releasing a super cheap flagship smartphone. They called it the flagship killer, and it indeed challenged ....
4 user comments

News archive