Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jul 2013 12:47 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The biggest mobile developer study in history with 6,000 respondents from 115 countries says that while iOS developers make an average of $5,200 per month in app revenue and Android developers pull in $4,700, more developers plan to start developing for Windows Phone than any other platform. [...] That's aided, of course, by the fact that 71 percent of mobile developers are already developing for Android, and 56 percent are already developing for iOS." I'm surprised there's so little difference between income for iOS and Android developers. Reading the web, it often seems as if all iOS developers are millionaires and Android developers are poor unwashed peasants. Reality is, clearly, different.
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in aggregate
by JAlexoid on Fri 19th Jul 2013 22:09 UTC
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

I have been saying this for a while - most of the revenues are taken by a small number of high stake developers.
But the average developer is in a different boat. That is where you have the small differences. Large developers tend to make more on iOS, thus in aggregate iOS pulls in more $$$.
Its the same case when saying that MacOSX developers make less than Windows developers... The pie is bigger for Windows, but it's sliced up in a very different way.

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RE: in aggregate
by Nelson on Fri 19th Jul 2013 23:39 in reply to "in aggregate"
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2005-11-29

I agree. It points to a huge discoverability problem, even on the iOS App Store. Small time devs are crowded out by big established shops.

We need more intelligent ranking, and I think Google is probably in the best position to build one. I'm not sure if they have (been a while since I browsed Play Store) but I wouldn't be surprised if they do something awesome soon in that department.

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