“During the WWDC keynote, a landmark statistic was revealed, namely that $1 billion has been paid out to developers for their 70% cut on paid apps on the iTunes Store,” John Watkinson blogs for Larva Labs. “This immediately led us to wonder how much money has been paid out to Android developers.”
“Overall we estimate that $6,000,000 has been paid out to developers for games, and $15,000,000 has been paid out on apps,” Watkinson reports. “That is a total of $21,000,000, almost 50x lower than the amount paid out to devs on iPhone.”
Watkinson reports, “This really indicates how much of a cottage industry the paid Android Market remains, with insufficient sales numbers to warrant full-time labor for paid content.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Devs, do you want to waste your time making apps that don’t sell for a derivative U.S.-centric platform (at least until iPhone adds U.S. carriers) or do you want to make real money creating and selling apps for a real, proven, worldwide platform? Your choice.