March 29, 2010
Everyone’s talking about Android. Developers want to know, is it worth their time to develop for? Is the audience big enough? Is the money there? Check out our latest Mobclix Minute for these answers.
- iPhone App Store
- about 175,000 apps
- about 20% are free
- Android Marketplace
- about 30,000 apps
- about 60% are free
- Audience/ Users
- Smaller on Android but growing quickly
What this means for developers:
- There is less competition (fewer apps) on the Android Marketplace than the App Store. This is great for developers, but keep in mind the audience is also much smaller at the moment.
- If Android grows as much as we expect it will, this is a huge opportunity for developers.
- More apps are free on Android, this means an alternate revenue source such as Mobclix advertising is a great way to monetize your app.