Android App Market Outpaces Apple Apps - May Overtake by 2012

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    Android App Market Outpaces Apple Apps - May Overtake by 2012


    Even though Apple has far more apps in their market than Android does, 350,000 Apple apps to 88,000 Android Apps, a new report from the mobile security firm 'Lookout', indicates that Android Apps are growing at a rate 3 times faster than Apple Apps. Since August, apps in Apple’s store increased just 44% while Android apps increased by 127%. Lookout's Chief Technology Officer Kevin Mahaffey, had this to say, “If apps continue to be developed for each platform at this same rate, the Android Market will have more apps than the Apple App Store by mid-2012.”

    In reference to paid apps, the CNET article had this to say,
    Apple may have a higher percentage of paid apps but the number is rising on Android - from 22 percent of the total to 34 percent since August, while the number of paid apps in the Apple App Store declined slightly, from 70 percent of the total to 66 percent.
    Interestingly, there is a disparity that would seem to subvert this rapid growth when you look at the number of developers for each market. There are still more developers heading to Apple. Between August 2010 and February 2011, The Apple App Store attracted nearly 23,000 additional developers, but the Android Market attracted only 4,000 additional developers. This disparity ends up being explained when you find out that the average number of apps submitted per developer is less for the Apple Store than for the Android Market; For Apple Apps the average is 4.8, but for the Android Market it is 6.6.

    It's possible that the new changes for developers that Google implemented to the Market, like in-app purchases, might end up accelerating this growth. Is there any market that 'Andy' can't eventually dominate?

    Source: SlashGear via CNET

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    Android App Market Outpaces Apple Apps - May Overtake by 2012

    Well if that so I will agree on that matter. Last week, I've read this article Amazon bypasses the iOS commission requirementAppisaurus – Mobile Application Developers mostly stated here most of the apps developers that sell content-in apps in their at smartphones and ipad give commission of 30% on its purchase fee. Maybe because of this commission lower the rate of apple in app market. And entails also that many big-name application designers have pulled their applications from the iOS marketplace in an issue over commissions. Apple and iTunes require this commission of all sales made through their application store as fee. Just read the article to know more.

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