Distimo (App Store vs Google Play)

New details are emerging showing Google’s Play store increasing its revenue, yet still lagging Apple (particularly in the United States) – and that’s in spite of Android’s big lead in terms of device activations and unit sales.

The report by app analytic firm Distimo indicates Google Play in April reached 27 percent of the combined revenue of the two app stores, up from 19 percent in November 2012. Although Google’s store witnessed an eight percent jump in app revenue, Apple’s App Store in April still brought in $5.1 million for the top 200 apps.

That compares to $1.1 million for Google Play. Still, the research highlighted some developers earning equal or more revenue from Android app sales…

One developer highlighted in the Distimo report is Mobage.

Distimo (Mobage)

The developer earned $5.1 million from Google Play in April for its apps both in Asia and the US. Mobage earned $5.6 million during the same period for its apps at the Apple App Store.

Distimo (Simpsons)

In another instance, Gameloft in April earned more for its World of Arms title at Google Play than the App Store, according to TechCrunch.

Distimo (WhatsApp)

The developer of WhatsApp is finding more success with Google Play outside the US.

In Germany, for example, WhatsApp earned almost $290,000 at Google Play versus $207,000 at Apple’s German App Store. However, in the U.S., Apple’s App Store revenue for WhatsApp led $355,000 versus $41,000.

Go figure.

  • Gorgonphone

    android suuuucks and that is a fact.. i wish they didnt but they do

    • Chingiz Saidov

      iOS suuuucks and that is a fact…. I wish they didn’t but they do. How do you feel know?

      • Guest

        Android is a sin to the phone market

      • ℤ̵̪͊α̵̢͆ḉ̴̢̒Ħ̸͕̒α̸̺̌ḉ̵̭̆к̶̫͠

        Windows is a sin to the phone market, android is just stupid and blackberry is dead

      • Chingiz Saidov

        You know what. You stay the little ignorant person you are while the phone market advances. I would say that your opinion matters but this time it doesn’t.

      • ℤ̵̪͊α̵̢͆ḉ̴̢̒Ħ̸͕̒α̸̺̌ḉ̵̭̆к̶̫͠

        If my opinion doesn’t matter then that means neither does yours

      • Dixon

        Android is unsafe !! Many maleqare and viruses .. To many security holes and missing updates !!! Thats a fact !! Go google and face the truth !!!

  • mav3rick

    iOS and Android- different type of consumers.

  • Rudy

    i made an account just to tell you that you are an idiot !

    i don’t like android for some reasons but it doesn’t suck !!!

  • Paulo Gonçalves

    Let me put my point of view as a developer for all three platforms (IOS, Android and Windows Phone). For a Developer, Android is the best platform ever. Plenty of tools and all stuff you need to create great apps. Windows phone too. Microsoft did a good job in maintain what we had for .NET in that platform. the worst case is about Apple. See, I am a big fan of apple, i only use Mac in home but iPhone is the worst phone ever. It’s pretty and ordinary. All features are locked, the native language to develop is crap. The development tools given by apple sucks very much and to build great apps you must consider using third party tools. 99USD for a license to publish an app? It’s a theft!