iPhone app sales kicking app on Android Market, says study

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iPhone app sales kicking app on Android Market, says study

(Credit:
Distimo)

Despite the growth of Google’s Android Market, Apple ‘s App Store is still the top dog among mobile app stores.

Looking at different app stores this past year, research firm Distimo found that Apple ‘s iPhone app store alone generated four times the revenue seen by Android Market. Apple ‘s iPad store came in second in the sales race.

The standings were compiled by looking at the total revenue created by the 200 highest grossing apps across each store. For the purposes of its report, Distimo separated Apple ‘s store into two distinct entities–one for iPhone apps and one for iPad apps.

One country Apple can thank for its app store sales is China, where downloads jumped dramatically in 2011. Comparing China with the U.S., Chinese iPhone users accounted for 30 percent of the total downloads between the two countries, while Chinese iPad owners generated 44 percent of the downloads among the two nations.

Apple ‘s App Store did see a drop in downloads twice this past year–once in February before the new iPad debuted and again in October before the iPhone 4S launched. But each dip was followed by a jump in downloads after the new device hit the market.

(Credit:
Distimo)

Beyond Apple ‘s iPhone and iPad stores and Google’s Android Market, Distimo’s full 2011 report examined Amazon’s Appstore, Bl… [Read more]

iPhone app sales kicking app on Android Market, says study

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