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12-13-2011, 08:36 PM #1
iOS Apps Are 300% More Profitable Than Android Equivalents
iOS is a more profitable platform than Android is.
Remember when Angry Birds first came out on iOS? Everyone with an Android phone wanted it and they had to wait a while. In that time, iOS had a really long and easy head start to sell some copies before Android even got it. That is the case an numerous applications, but that's not the only reason that iOS is more profitable.
iOS is a great development platform and it's been polled that developers would rather develop for iOS over Android. That being said, there are more developers in the game for iOS than there are for Android and if you look at the numbers, the App Store has more applications than the Android Market does. But excluding the extraneous applications, iOS versions of applications sell more than the Android counterparts do.
Thanks to a study performed by Flurry, we have some numbers and graphs to work with.
Originally Posted by Flurry
So since iOS is making more than Android is for applications sales, developers are taking notice and using Christmas of 2011 to their advantage to develop for iOS. This is of course good news for the Apple community as we seek to do more with our devices and we are eager to download and use more useful applications on our iDevices.
Why do you think iOS is a more profitable platform? Share in the comments below!
Sources: Apple Insider
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 12-13-2011 at 08:43 PM.
12-13-2011, 08:54 PM #2
The answer should be simple by now. The Mac OS / iOS is a superior platform and the hardware is not too shabby. Reminds me of the days I'd have Mac os 9, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux all running from the same machine. Only much much better. Next.@Metaserph
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12-13-2011, 08:59 PM #3
There is 1 very simple and easy answer. The Android is more user friendly where the Apple devices are more Apple friendly.
What I mean is in the Android market 80% of apps are free where in the App Store 80% of the apps are paid for.
Apple are in it for the money. Android is in it for the user.
Apple = money and greed
Android = users and friendly
As long as there are stupid people paying for apps that should be free the app store will always make more money an the android market.
Go checkout apps on both and you will see the android version is most probably free.
about 90% of apps that I have that are cross platform the android version is free but the ios version is a paid app.
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12-13-2011, 09:31 PM #6
I have owned MANY Android devices over the last couple of years and would still consider myself a pretty big gamer at age 34. I probably spent about $100 total on Android games over a couple of years between the Droid1, Incredible, Fascinate, DroidX, and ThunderBolt. With that being said I have spent well over $300 on iOS apps since getting my first iPhone in February of this year because iOS apps are just flat out better.
iOS games I feel are far more polished than their Android counterparts, I know this first hand. Most Android games are very poorly implemented but there are a few exceptions. Games like Assassin's Creed are a perfect example of night and day difference between Android and iOS, like PSP vs Gameboy Color versions. Plus iOS games are always on sale! If the game you want isn't then just tag it on AppShopper and wait for the alert. Most iOS apps I only pay $.99 for with a few exceptions like iMovie and RTMI.
^And anybody that has owned an Android device knows that the Android market is completely overrun with FREE poorly designed soundboards, fart machines and flat out spamware. They let anything in the Android Market and you really have to do some digging to find the good stuff. Not exactly user friendly...
AND lets not forget to mention Home Sharing on iOS. I purchase an app one time and every iPod, iPad and iPhone in my house get the same game. Lets see you do that on Android :P
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12-14-2011, 12:06 AM #9
/Oh and developers don't like to do or produce great pieces of work for "free." Android is incapable of using its hardware properly, that's why most of their devices (phones/tablets), have such poor user experience, feel, battery life with fragmentation ( this is why iOS apps will always be superior to Android Apps. No developer is going to make apps compatible with all versions of Android devices or at least make them function perfectly as they are supposed to. ) And if you actually read the article, this has NOTHING to do with when the App stores/apps started being developed/released first or not.
Last edited by eZStaR; 12-14-2011 at 12:09 AM.
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12-14-2011, 02:12 AM #10
(iphones are jailbroken every day...)
It only has to do with being cheap - something that can't be true in regards to Apple users since the devices are not cheap to begin with, not to mention the accessories...
12-14-2011, 03:06 AM #11
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12-14-2011, 06:20 AM #13Ad Income?
As mentioned a lot more Android Apps are free but with Ads (take Angry Birds for Example which makes this Article less credible given the comparison).
What the survey doesn't seem to take into account is revenue from the Ads that Dev's get. App purchases alone (and even in App purchases of additions) does not account for a lot of Dev income from Ads.
12-14-2011, 03:29 PM #14Username is 3GS, but theres stuff past that:
12-14-2011, 10:05 PM #15
Seems like some people take things personal when it comes to stating the "facts".
03-12-2012, 02:07 AM #16
And imagine that 30% out of every sale goes to Apple...