Bad news good news. 50% of 60B to just 25

Discussion in 'App Store Business, Legal and Marketing' started by firewood, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors 603

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    Canalys was reported on techcrunch as saying the top 25 developers took in over 50% of all app store revenue.

    But that's reported to be growing to $60B by ABI research. Which means that nearly $30B of revenue is available to be made by smaller developers not in the top 25. ... I'll take my 0.001% of that please. :)
     
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    ArtOfWarfare

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    In my experience, if you want to get money, sell on the Mac App Store, not the iOS App Store. My plans:

    - Make a few awesome Mac App Store apps to get a name for myself.
    - Get a lot of fans of my Mac apps.
    - Make apps for iOS and have all my Mac app fans know about them.
    - They all get my iOS apps too.
    - That puts me in the top charts for iOS.
    - My iOS apps now have great visibility and get downloaded a lot, too. I let these users know that I have apps on the Mac app store, too.
    - Take over both stores like Angry Birds.
    - Rule the world.
     
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    MattInOz

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    How many of the top 25 started small though?
     
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    ArtOfWarfare

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    How many companies don't start small? About the only time it seems like that would happen is the company is a product of another institution (IE, a larger company split into multiple), in which case I'm not sure if it's really fair to say that the company "started".
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    That's a HUGE exponential distribution. It also seems that Apple has a heavy favor towards the few that share the most. Given most of the apps I've seen, I can't say that I wouldn't do the same if I were Apple.
     

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