By Ed Sutherland on May 29, 2013
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… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 1, 2013
Price drops are the norm in app business. Developers are keen to slash prices of their digital warez, mostly for a limited time, in order to boost revenue. Some apps even go from paid to free permanently in the hope of raking in more revenue through in-app purchases. Just a few recent examples: Evernote has temporarily made the Penultimate handwriting app free and National Geographic’s World Atlas for the first time has gone free.
Netbot, the Tweetbot for App.net, is also a free download now. A new survey was published Friday, highlighting the positive effect of price changes on download volumes and revenue of iPad and iPhone apps in the App Store… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Dec 20, 2012
What’s better: to be taller or wealthier? Carry that debate to Apple versus Google and you have the latest on the battle between Apple’s App Store and Google Play. While Google’s revenue is growing, Apple’s application store for iOS devices simply overwhelms the Mountain View, California firm in terms of cash, even if there’s another, much darker side to app economy.
During the last four months, Google Play’s combined daily revenue grew at 43 percent compared to the App Store’s 21 percent, according to research firm Distimo. However, over the entire year, App Store revenue rose by 51 percent.
But wait, there’s more. In November, the App Store rang up $15 million in average daily revenue. That compares to $3.5 million for Google Play during the same time… Read More