I wonder do 'downloads' include updates of preinstalled apps?
i'm happy to pay a monthly subscription on apple arcade just to get quality games
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2019Operating system don't matter. There are many solid Android apps.Nice self-serve there.
AnonF-85937, 24 Nov 2019People are happy to pay when they are getting higher quality. Operating system don't matter. There are many solid Android apps.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2019And another interesting fact that's not in your comment is this article is about Q3 of 2019, y... moreDoubt much has changed since, developers always make more on iOS vs Android.
Unfortunately this article does not cover earnings.
Kangal, 24 Nov 2019This just goes to show you, it is about the Quality and not Quantity.
So if there was suppose... moreWindows 10 Mobile could easily be a viable third mobile OS, but it's a shame that devs prefer Android and iOS despite Microsoft making things easy for them. But that said, there are devs out there who do give some love to Windows 10 Mobile.
Take myTube! for example, that is by far not only the best third-party YouTube client, but also definitely better than Google's own official app. The fact that I can read comments without the video starting and also download a video straight to microSD card without any download refresh whatsoever have definitely won me over. And that is just one I familiar, there are countless third-party client app for popular apps out there.
This just goes to show you, it is about the Quality and not Quantity.
So if there was supposedly a third-ecosystem, they can compete against Android or iOS if they only managed to have the Top Used Apps. And that's only going to amount to about a couple 100 Apps and maximum of only 10,000 Apps. There really could be healthy competition if we had a proper Windows10 Mobile ecosystem, or maybe another one done collectively by the open-source community.
Here’s how I’d compare them (hypothetically):
Apple, iPhone, iOS, AppStore, Safari, Yahoo, Siri, iTunes, Apple Maps, Apple Pages, iMessages, Apple Mail, iCloud, Apple Pay, Game Center, Instagram, Facebook
Microsoft, Lumia, Windows Mobile, Windows Store, Edge, Bing, Cortana, Groove, Bing Maps, Microsoft Office, Skype, Outlook, OneDrive, Microsoft Pay, Xbox Live, Veoh, LinkedIn
Google, Pixel, Android OS, Play Store, Chrome, Google Search, Google Assistant, Play Music, Google Maps, Google Docs, Google Duo, Gmail, Drive, Google Pay, Play Games, YouTube, Google+ Shoelace
Linux, Colt, ZerOS, Zero Market, Firefox, DuckDuckGo, Hound assistant, VLC Player, OpenMaps, LibreOffice, Signal messenger, Proton email, OwnCloud storage, PayPal NFC, Lutris games, Vimeo, Diaspora social
I bet those are the ones that are stuck on the stores homepage all of the time. Other apps are not very visible, to the point that the app store feels pretty small when clearly this is not the case.
AnonF-85937, 23 Nov 2019Another interesting fact that is not in this article is that iOS App Store developers make 65%... moreAnd another interesting fact that's not in your comment is this article is about Q3 of 2019, your's Q1 of 2019
There are lot of scams in these stores as well.
* the same app is published under different name, different publisher and sometimes with a different skin.
* some paid app disappear after some time and reappear in a different name again as a paid app. This way the publishers get to make more money with the same app.
AnonF-85937, 23 Nov 2019Another interesting fact that is not in this article is that iOS App Store developers make 65%... more"Explains when iOS gets better quality apps and games."
That article mentions nothing about iOS having better quality apps and games, show me where it says this.
It says that the much smaller App Store has always been a bigger earner than the Play Store because iPhone users are willing to spend more money on apps and games.
Paying more for everything (apps, games, services, data storage, hardware, accessories) doesn't mean that it's better quality, I can only see higher profits being made.
Big brand have
A big, very big team
How is a small app gonna fight
This is just like the 1% rich people that accounts for 80% pf total money in the world
The only thing I can take out of this study is that the AppStore / PlayStore need a better advertisement system that helps young developers to promote their apps.
In my experience, a problem with app advertisement is that often these ads are misleading and what you get in the app is nothing close to what you were looking for, specially when they come from barely known sources, so I end up ignoring a lot of these ads even if they look interesting.
Another thing they should do is make it easier to pay money to these developers. not all countries can use debit cards for online payments and of course not everyone has a credit card.
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2019It is impossible to compete with "big" brands. Even if you somehow manage to compete they will... moreAnd turn your app into garbage.
Like Cheetah mobile on many free utility apps.
And Microsoft on Minecraft. But the guy got paid in billions so I don't think he cares what's Minecraft is now.
Meanwhile, most of those top percenters started most of their apps in a good way but end up pushing endless adverts and /or shoving subscription on them. Even including those users who paid for a one time fee.
Another interesting fact that is not in this article is that iOS App Store developers make 65% more than Google Ply Store developers:
Explains when iOS gets better quality apps and games.
It's not all about money and means its about material its where excellence prevails over quantity. Period.
The Voice of Reason, 23 Nov 2019It's possible to compete in terms of everything except marketing and marketing nowadays decide... moreNot really. There are lot of good ideas but not enough money to make them real. Good games and apps needs also good money unfortunately.
Anyway if there's good idea it will be bought very quickly.
That's why there are all these shows where people are presenting their ideas and millioners are investing in them.