Android has left Apple behind when we talk about the market share. There is, however, one area where Android is catching up fast -- apps. A new study shows an interesting aspect of Android vs iOS market.
According to a survey by Canalys, Android developers earn more from Android than from iOS. A developer will make around $347.37 from top apps for Android vs only $147.00 from iOS.
Canalys Managing Director, Mobile and APAC, Rachel Lashford claims, "But the reality is that with fewer people willing to purchase apps on Android than on iOS today, there is more of a necessity to do so."
When I looked at the Android market, I found a completely different picture.
Paid apps are quite popular on Android, contrary to what many might think. On average a paid app has an install base between 500,000 - 1,000,000. If we look at Apparatus. The paid version is installed on more than 500,000 devices. Whereas the free version has more than 1,000,000 devices installs. Documents to Go is one of the expensive apps for Android (Euro 10.99) yet the app has an install-base between 500,000 - 1,00,000.
So, its a myth that Android users don't pay.
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