Research Thursday, January 31, 2013
The service in charge of tracking revenue and growth for both the App Store and Google Play has just unveiled the index of January 2013. While the both stores are suggested to be doing pretty well, the Apple App Store managed to generate over 3.5 times more than Google Play! On the other hand, the app store for Android saw more growth than the App Store.
With 700,000 apps now available to consumers in Google Play, Apple App store beats its competitor and is proud of its 800,000.
According to Bloomberg, “App Annie (The service in charge of tracking revenue and growth for both the App Store and Google Play) wouldn’t disclose specific revenue figures because it sells that information separately to software companies that buy the data and analytics. While Apple has said the App Store has generated more than $7 billion since 2008, Google hasn't made such information public. Apple has more than 800,000 apps on its store, and Google has more than 700,000.”
The average sum reported by Apple per month since June to December is $333 million on average, which is approximately 3 times more than Google Play managed to record. The increase in sales for Apple has been around 20% between October and December – fairly attributed to the release of the popular iPhone 5 and iPad mini. However, Google Play has increased 6 times its size prior to 2012, despite its competitor having recorded much higher revenues.