iOS – each download makes 5 times more money for the developers than Android

iosby blakespot

Apple’s iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android
[Via AppleInsider]

Despite Android’s significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization with a five-times-greater return rate for developers — a sign that Cupertino’s market segmentation strategy is paying dividends for application creators.


This is pretty significant. For every dollar made on an iOS download, 19 cents is made on an Android.

And it is worse for making money by ads.Ads on Apple’s iOS made almost 18 times the revenue that ads on Android made.

If you want to make a living, producing iOS apps should be a higher priority than Android.