Top Vendors In The App Store 4x The Revenue

Written by Flavius Saracut
Published on Dec 20, 2011
Read time 1 min
Category App Marketing

Mobile analytics firm Distimo just released their annual report on app stores. The most spectacular finding is that the 200 highest grossing apps are making 4 times the revenue in the iPhone App Store, and 2 times on the iPad App Store than in Google’s Android Market.


revenue generated by the 3 major app stores

There’s also a big trend among mobile developers to use in app purchases and freemium models, 50% of them in the iPhone App Store, and 65% in Android Market.

revenue from freemium apps

There are now over 1 million apps in all app stores, almost all stores doubling their size throughout 2011. Windows Phone 7 Marketplace showed the largest relative growth with more than 400% year-on-year growth.

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Did you expect that difference between Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market? Let us know in comments or on Twitter and Facebook where we’re always listening.

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Written by Flavius Saracut
Flavius is the Marketing Manager and Co-founder of Mobiversal, a mobile app development company working with startups and established brands like Forbes to create unique mobile experiences. Mobiversal is also the maker of Appointfix and FieldVibe. Connect with him on Twitter @FlaviusSaracut.

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