While Research In Motion already claimed they were the most profitable platform for developers, mobile analytics firm Vision Mobile has confirmed the stats. The average monthly revenue from a BlackBerry app is $3,853, compared to $3,693 for iOS and $2,735 for Android.
Vision Mobile estimates that more than half of all BlackBerry developers make less than $500 a month on their individual apps, compared to 34.7 percent of iOS developers. Essentially you make less money by developing for the iPhone, but there’s a better chance you’ll at least make something.
The BlackBerry platform is also the most cost-effective to develop on. The typical BlackBerry app costs $15,181 to bring to market, compared to an average of $27,463 in iOS and $22,637 in Android development costs, the Vision Mobile found.
However, some negative aspects the study found is that 41% of cross-platform developers intend to drop BlackBerry and 14% of only-BlackBerry devs are looking to move to a new platform. Nonetheless, if you’re making good money now, why leave? BlackBerry 10 is on the rise and is expected to be RIM’s best operating system to date.