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75% of Developers Don’t Make Money from Their Apps

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by AndyPR, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Registered Member

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    According to insights and analytics company Canalys, only 25% of developers make a serious income from applications. Across the various app stores, the 25% account for more than half of the revenues paid to developers. Canalys looked at paid-for downloads and in-app purchases over a 20 day period and found that more than $60 million paid out when to a small portion of developers.
    Games developers seem to be the biggest winners and small functional apps that have dominated modern tech use all seem to have a free element to them.
    On the top selling charts of both Apple and Google?s app stores: ?During the same period, games accounted for 145 on average of the top 300 paid apps in the Apple App Store and 116 of Google Play?s top 300 paid apps. Games also accounted for 94 of the top 300 listed free apps for Apple and 110 for Google Play.?
     
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  2. imperial444

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    nice statistics, It's all about the product and marketing
     
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    Yes this is true you are right and I will let know my brother about this
     
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    Datz Y Zygan Fired 100s Of Employes On Ipad App Launch :)
     
  5. bartono

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    Anyone know good ebook for iphone developers?
     
  6. Reyone

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    Everbody panic!

    If you only focus on your only skill it's unlikely for you to make it anywhere.
    A skilled bball player wouldnt make it w/o his teammates.
    For the same reason, if you don't put marketing into the team you can have the most amazing product, and get no sales.
     
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    pwcbb11 Junior Member Premium Member

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    interesting statistics. I have a few friends developing apps that have gone nowhere so this sounds about right
     
  8. Rysoke

    Rysoke Newbie

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    I feel like the apps that give you free in game credits for watching PPV videos make more money than any of the other mobile app methods, it's just so tempting to keep watching the videos for free coins!
     
  9. eaglefest

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    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for the info!

    I've searched on Canalys for their report on this, cant find it..

    Any chance you could give us a link to this report?

    TIA

    [EDIT] I got the article! :) [EDIT]
     
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    soorry i don't know about developer bcoz i m web developer :)
    CHEERS
     
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    Thanks For The News.
     
  12. bartono

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    can you show us any example of such app please
     
  13. hateandbreak

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    ^ The TextFree app is an example. To get more minutes as a free user they have you watch a short video.
     
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    Really? I average about $1500 for every I sell :)


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  15. ChrisRob

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    I have found that I don't make much money from 80% of my apps - I'm seeing the classic 80 / 20 case - 20% of my apps account for 80% of my income.