According to a study conducted by Evans Data Corporation, developers selling apps through BlackBerry App World made significantly more money than developers using either Google’s or Apple’s stores. This is pretty surprising given how many more apps both Google’s Android Marketplace and Apple’s App Store have over BlackBerry App World.
“The industry has a perception that developers are going to target either Android or Apple, and those two will define the market,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. “However, there’s room for more than two. BlackBerry developers are not as plentiful but 13% make over $100,000 from the App World apps, which is considerably more than Android or Apple developers, and will help that platform continue to be compelling to developers, especially in the enterprise.”
Other highlights from the study:
- Visibility for their apps is the biggest complaint that developers have about app stores in general with 37% citing this as the biggest problem.
- Paid apps with no ads is the monetization model more developers use followed by subscriptions.
- Games are the most likely type of apps to wind up in app stores, with 27% placing that type of app in a store, followed by business apps at 21% and productivity apps at 20%.
Check out the cool infographic below from WebPageFX showing some of the data regarding the ‘Store Wars’. It is pretty cool to know that BlackBerry developers are the most profitable, but then again the average top 100 app is priced at almost $6 compared to the lowest in Apple App Store at $2. The average BlackBerry user is said to have only 15 installed apps, as opposed to iPhone at 48 and Android at 35. Sound off in the comments letting us know how many paid apps you usually rock.