Amazon Appstore apps earn three times more than Google Play apps; Apple still No. 1

By on March 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM.

Amazon Appstore apps earn three times more than Google Play apps; Apple still No. 1

Earlier this month, Apple crossed a record 25 billion downloads from more than 550,000 available apps, while Google in December surpassed 10 billion downloads from 400,000 available apps. Analytics firm Flurry on Friday announced the results of a new study that examined various mobile app markets, and interestingly enough, the study found that apps in Amazon’s competing Android Appstore earns three times more revenue than those within Google’s own marketplace. Apple’s App Store took in the most revenue, with the Amazon Appstore earning 89% of the revenue Apple did and Google’s Play marketplace making just 23%. “Another way to interpret the results is that for every $1.00 an app generates in the iTunes App Store, it generates $0.89 in the Amazon Appstore and $0.23 in Google Play,” Flurry analysts wrote in their report. “These results mirror those of a similar analysis conducted by Flurry last December, where we found for every $1.00 generated in the iTunes App Store, developers generated $0.24 in the Android Market.” The statistics come from 11 million daily active users of top-ranked applications available on iOS and Android over a 45-day period between mid-January through the end of February. More →

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China leads U.S. in iOS, Android activations, study shows

By on March 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM.

China leads U.S. in iOS, Android activations, study shows

Mobile analytics firm Flurry on Wednesday announced that sometime in February, activations for iOS and Android devices in China overtook the United States for the first time ever. In January 2011, the U.S. accounted for 28% of the world’s total iOS and Android device activations, while China only accounted for 8%. China is now the world’s fastest growing smartphone market, however. In March, Flurry projects that China will account for 24% of all iOS and Android device activations, compared to the 21% for the U.S. Not only is China activating more devices per month than the U.S., the country is also the second largest app economy. The country’s app growth increased more than 1,100% between the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, and is projected to eventually overtake the U.S. in the global app economy. Flurry’s second image can be found after the break. More →

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Android and iOS users downloaded 1.2 billion apps during last week of December

By on January 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM.

Android and iOS users downloaded 1.2 billion apps during last week of December

Both Android and iOS saw tremendous growth this past holiday season, with device activations jumping 353% to 6.8 million on Christmas day. On the same day users downloaded more than 242 million new Android and iOS apps according to market watcher Flurry Analytics. During the final week of the year, over 20 million iOS and Android devices were activated, and a record-breaking 1.2 billion new apps were downloaded, according to Flurry. Downloads grew by 60% over the early-December baseline, with the United States contributing to 509 million downloads, or 42.3%. Looking forward to 2012, Flurry expects that breaking 1 billion downloads in a single week will become more common as Android and iOS continue to grow rapidly. More →

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Android and iOS activations jump 353% on Christmas Day to set new record

By on December 27, 2011 at 2:10 PM.

Android and iOS activations jump 353% on Christmas Day to set new record

Did you give or receive a smartphone for Christmas this year? If so, you contributed to the largest day ever for Android and iOS activations. According to Flurry Analytics, Christmas Day set a record for activations of those two smartphone operating systems in a single day. Between December 1st and December 20th, activations teetered between 1.3 million and 1.8 million devices per day, or an average of 1.5 million daily activations. That figure jumped 353% on December 25th, however, with 6.8 million iOS and Android devices having been activated according to Flurry. Read on for more. More →

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