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by George Heymann

Google Android market ‘more challenging’ than Apple App Store, says Distimo

by Anna Schmidt

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The Apple App Store is significantly outperforming the Google Android market, according to Distimo, the European company which researches the global app store market.

In its new publication, In-depth view on download volumes in the Google Android Market, Distimo says it found only five paid-for games on Android with more than 250,000 downloads worldwide.

Meanwhile, in the Apple App Store for iPhone, Distimo found 10 paid-for games which generate more than 250,000 downloads in the United States alone in two months.

Distimo’s full report covers the Apple App Store for iPad, Apple App Store for iPhone, Apple Mac App Store, BlackBerry App World, GetJar, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog, and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Distimo’s major findings are:

•  96 applications have been downloaded more than 5 million times in the Google Android Market. Google Maps is the only application with more than 50 million

Google Android Apps have some way to go before they can challenge the Apple App Store

downloads in the Google Android Market, making it the all-time most popular application in this store.

•  20% of all free applications and 80% of all paid applications have been downloaded less than 100 times in the Google Android Market worldwide to date.

• It is more challenging for developers in the Google Android Market than in the Apple App Store to monetize using a one-off fee monetization model. We found that only two paid applications have been downloaded more than half a million times in the Google Android Market worldwide to date, while six paid applications in the Apple App Store for iPhone generate the same number of downloads within a two month timeframe in the United States alone.

• Looking at just games, there are five paid games in Google Android Market with over 250,000 downloads worldwide. In the Apple App Store for iPhone ten paid games generated more than 250,000 downloads in the United States alone in two months.

• The refresh rate of top application charts is significantly higher in the Apple App Store for iPhone than in the Google Andoid Market. During the month of April, there were 94 distinct applications with a top 10 (free or paid) position in the Apple App Store for iPhone in the US; there were only 26 distinct applications that reached a top 10 position in the Google Android Market.

The full report can be downloaded at Distimo’s website.

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  1. Townsend says:

    Nice Blog with Excellent information

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