Mobile Apps - Figures & Facts

by Pawan Manghnani on August 18th, 2013

Being half a geek who loves his gadgets & a fan of All Things Digital, I started researching and writing a blog on the top 10 android & iOS apps, but uncovered so much exciting information, facts and figures about apps in general that, I had to put that on hold and publish this blog first. Serendipity I would say.

Design aesthetics and hardware specs used to be all that mattered when buying a new phone, but these days mobile apps and online marketplaces also factor into the decision. The operating systems for smartphones are dominated by Google Android and Apple's iOS with windows phone a distant third and each online marketplace also has its distant vibe. The Apple Store comes across as a premium product, with just 33 percent of apps available for free, whereas roughly 66 percent of Android apps are free, supporting a more open sourced culture and driving users to ferret out the germs. (Sing in Lifebouy Indian ad tune here: Android hai jahaan tandurusti hai wahaaan)
 
Those who purchase Apple devices are typically power users-they want great features and the fastest performance and are more likely to use social media and buy through online retailers. Apple users also often have more disposable income, with 41 percent earning an average annual household income of US$100,000 or more according to digital research from comScore. In contrast, only 24 percent of Android users have this level of income.
 
Figures from the first quarter of 2013 saw Android pull ahead of apple with 51 percent of all apps downloaded and faster ongoing growth. Yet Apple still collected 74 percent of the mobile apps revenue for that period. Considering overall sales generated US$8 billion in 2012, apps are big business.

In comparison, Apple currently has approximately 850,000 apps across its entire iOS and Google's Android is at approx 800,000 apps.
 
Google makes little money on hardware or Android itself, instead generating income from advertising. Apps that are paid for on apple are often free on android with ad support.
 
Games are the real money makers and produce up to 90 percent of total revenue across the platforms. App developers Rovio has reported that the free version of its angry birds game on android makes more money than the paid version on iOS.
 
Apart from the major payers a number of app stores support various limited markets. Blackberry has a decent presence with more than 100,000 apps while Nokia / Windows 8 store has about 150,000 & growing at a phenomenal rate.
 
With both Apple and Android racing to hit a whopping one million apps each by the end of 2013 make sure your browse carefully before making your next purchase or if confused, consult me.
​​Cousins Shekhar & Pawan Manghnani are mad tech enthusiasts and geeks at all things digital. For advise on any kind of gadgets, smartphones, drones & apps under the sun, feel free to get in touch.


Posted in Technology    Tagged with apps, iOS, Android, Fandroid, Windows 8, Nokia, Apple, Google, Games, Rovio, RIM, Blackberry, Ovi, iTunes


2 Comments

Sheila - August 29th, 2013 at 9:10 AM
wah, these numbers are good info.. !!
Nimr - September 2nd, 2013 at 3:26 AM
Really nice read ya

Leave a Comment
Search Blog Posts:

Subscribe:

follow on
follow on
follow on
follow on
follow on
follow on
Blog Categories:

Cars (1)
Events (11)
Glam (3)
Hotels (1)
Movies (11)
Blog Spoonback:

Zaroob Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Zomato Profile Widget:

View my food journey on Zomato!
Blog Archives:

2017 (9)
2016 (120)
January (2)
February (1)
March (1)
April (11)
May (22)
June (14)
July (17)
August (16)
September (5)
October (14)
November (11)
December (6)
2015 (16)
2014 (14)
2013 (13)
2012 (12)
2011 (6)
2010 (4)
September (1)
October (1)
November (1)
December (1)
Reviewer Ranking on Zomato:

View my food journey on Zomato!
Blogger Ranking on Zomato:

View my food journey on Zomato!
Tags:

2016 AI Aish Outt Productions Al Habtoor City Algerian Android Apple Arabian Cuisine Artifical Intelligence Arts Asia Babies Biggest Blackberry Boudoir Business Bay CES Catch 22 Century Village Chef Cocktails Comedy Store Culinary DC DIFC Desi Developments Dubai Diaries Dubai Dubomedy Dusit Thani EIC East India Comedy EIC East India Comedy Elco F1 Fandroid Friday Funny Futuristic Games Giorgio Armani Goan Goa Google HSKD Hilton Home Hubb Humpty Indian Sweets Italiano Italian JAFZA JBR JLT JVC Jaan Jacqueline Fernandez Jodhpur Jumeirah Lake Towers Jumeirah Lakes Tower Largest Las Vegas Latin American Law of karma Lebanon Level Seven Lord Krishna Love Manghnani Mark Webber Memory Lane Moody Foody Mumbai Nawazuddin Siddiqui NawazuddinSiddiqui Neeti Palta Nevada Nokia OCD Obsessive Comedic Disorder Ovi Palazzo Versace Paradise Pawan RIM Robots Rovio Sci-Fi Science Fiction Sea Food Sofitel South American Spices Stand Up StandUp Super Fine Dining Tallest The Address The Calling Initiative The Ghantas The Palace Tony Roma's USA VIP Vegas Vegetarian W Hotel Wendy's Windows 8 World Class aamir khan aamir abhishekh bachan accessories ahlan live ahlan magazine ahlan masala ahlan airport aish outt aish aks comedy nights aks al maha al reef alcoholics alcohol aliaa bhatt all time alphabet ambition american anantara angel anger appetizer apple cider vinegar apple tree appreciate apps arabian food arabian gulf arabian ranches arabian arabic arcade armani articles article artiste artist asian asset class asset atlantis atmosphere attitude audio ausio apps authentic avocado awards axe bab al shams bakery banana banks bank barbeque bar bat mobile batman v superman batman beach beairut beautiful beauty beirut belgian chocolate ben affleck benefit best personality best beverages bevergae bikes biryani bittersweet bitter biz bay blind blockbuster blogs blog blush bollywood bolly bombay boon boston bottles box park boxpark boy break free breakfast brekky brooklyn bridge brunch buffalo wild wings buffet bullions burgers burj al arab burj khalifa burritos butcher butter by the beach cab cafe caffiene cameras cancer captain america capulet car fanatic car freak carnival cars car cedar tree chaat chai kadak champagne chanel change chawlas. north indian chawlas children chilis chinese choices chop suey chopsticks chopsuey churros civil war classic clubbing coconut coffee comedian comedic genius comedies comedy competition complement contemporary indian cuisine cookie corona corvettes crab credit cards crepes crow cruise cuisine custom built dark date daughters daughter dawn of justice dc comics dead poets society decor deed delhi darbar depression desert dessert parlour desserts dessert determination dharma productions difference dinner with a view discipline disco disney doctor doners doner donkey dosa downtown dream hotels dream drinks droid drones drone dubai life dubai mall dubai marina ductac eathai electrics electronics elephant email emirati cuisine encouragement entertainment equestrian european event ewaan exam exclusive experiences experience eyes facebook faith fake familia family fanatic farmer fast food father fb females female film review film fine dining fishes food porn foodie food force awakens formula 1 formula one fortune cookie fresh catch fries funjabi fusion future gadgets gadget gal gadot gamer gaming garden gatsby geeks geeky geek generation gap german ghee gift boxes gift girl giving glam life glam glass gmail goals godolphin ballroom god gold bullions gold coins gold good deeds gotham city grateful great gatsby greece greek grills grill gujarat hair care halal halawa happiness hard working healthy food healthy heal heaven help hengchen henry cavill her highest hilarious hindi cinema hindi history hollywood home delivery homely hope horror horses hospice hospital hot dog house of pizza hummous humpty sharma ki dulhaniya humptysharma hut iOS iPad iPhone iTunes ibn batuta ice cream iftar imax improv indian indo chinese indo-chinese infiniti innovative inspiring interiors investment istanbul italy iwok jebel ali village jedi jesse eisenberg jesus joker juliet jumanji jumeirah emirates towers jumeirah kaak karama karma katrina kaif kebabs khaleeji food kick kids kitchen knowledge ladies lady launch lavish learning lebanese legendary legend lesson lex luthor life lightsaber limitless living london lost love lotus milkshake lounge lucasfilm luxury car luxury maa mac madinat jumeirah madinat magazine main course makeup hacks maki mall of the emirates man of steel man vs god manakish manara marina marvel cinematic universe marvel materialistic mayonnaise meatballs meat media mekong metals mexicana mexican mexico middle eastern milk mini burgers mithaai mixture mocktails molecular gastronomy momo mom montague moral moshi mothers mother motivational motivation motor city movie review movies mrs doubtfire multiplex mushy mythos nadiadwala negativity new orleans nightlife nissan nola nomination nominee non vegetarian noodles north indian nyx ocean old age olive oil open garden organic ice cream organic painting palm jumeirah palm parathas parents party passion patch adams peacock pearls perfectionist persistence personality peruvian peru pide pier 7 pinza pizza pizzeria plane play store play polo positive positivity postivity prawns precious metals privacy promenade theatre prosperity punjabi racer race ramadan menu ramadan ranch randeep hooda randeephooda recession rece red bull relatives respect restaurants restaurant restro review ribs rider rip robin williams robin williams romance romantic comedies romantic romeo and juliet romeo juliet romeo rome rooftop rope royal dining russian s'wich sacrifice sahil shah salads salman khan salmankhan salman san fransisco sapan verma sausages save savings scam school seafood second chance sephora shack shake shack shakespeare shakes sharpen shawarmas shawarma shawerma sheesha she shortlist shrimps sisters sister skywalker sliders smartphones snacks snickers milkshake solo son sorabh pant sorrow soy special spice spicy sponsor sports star crossed lovers star wars starfish steaks steak stranger street food stress student stuffed sugar n spice suhoor suicide squad suicide summer super fine dine super party superlative superman supervillain surat surf n turf sushi swedish sweets sweet takeaway takeout tasty taxi teacher technology tech temper tequila terrace test thai theatre play theatre theatrics thief thiptara thirst time tips tofu burger top 25 top 5 travels travel tresind tricks trust tunisian cuisine tunisia turkey turkish turk uae uday chopra unhappiness unique unlimited uzbeki vanity variety varun dhawan versace vietnamese views view waffles wakame weight wife window wings wives wok woman women wonderwoman woodcutter world writers writer write yachts yacht yash raj films yrf zack snyder zaroob zoman zomato uae zomato zoo