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. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    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. :)
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    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.
  3. MattInOz macrumors 68030


    Jan 19, 2006
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    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. 1458279 Suspended


    May 1, 2010
    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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